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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman played the role of Evey Hammond in the 2006 film V for Vendetta. She's best known for playing Padme Amidala, the wife of Anakin Skywalker and mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

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Natalie Portman (b. 1981) is an actress best known for playing Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequels. She also played Molly Mahoney in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.

She guest starred on Sesame Street in Episode 4060, as "Natalie," Alan's temporary replacement at Hooper's Store. She also appeared as herself in an insert with Elmo and the Elephant.

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Natalie Portman
Biographical information

June 9, 1981



Star Wars work
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981 in West Jerusalem, Israel), better known under her stage name Natalie Portman (Portman being her grandmother's maiden name), is an Israeli-American actress. She portrayed Padmé Amidala in the prequel trilogy. Her father, Avner Hershlag, is an Israeli doctor specializing in fertility and reproduction (reproductive endocrinology). Her mother, Shelley Stevens, is an American homemaker who now works as her agent.

When Natalie was three years old her family moved from Israel to the United States for her father to pursue his medical training. They first went to Washington, D.C. in 1984 and then Connecticut in 1988, before finally settling down in Syosset, New York in 1990.

Natalie was a child actress who performed in local troupes and dreamed of dancing on Broadway. One day after dance class at age eleven, Natalie was discovered in a pizza parlor by an agent for Revlon, who offered her an opportunity to model. She asked to be introduced to acting talent scouts and quickly got an audition for Luc Besson's 1994 film Léon (aka The Professional). She soon made her movie début at the age of twelve playing an orphaned girl who befriends a much older assassin in the intense R rated film.

Portman in her role as Padmé Amidala

During her teen years Portman played a significant and memorable role in the ensemble cast of Beautiful Girls, and had minor roles in Heat, Everyone Says I Love You, and Mars Attacks!. During her junior year in high school, Portman starred in the Broadway revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, performing eight shows a week while attending classes fulltime. In 1999, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August in Anywhere But Here. Portman went on to play a persevering teenaged mother in Where the Heart Is. Later she was one of many celebrities who played themselves in the cameo comedy Zoolander.

While pursuing her bachelor's degree in psychology at Harvard she appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy of movies, which were filmed during her summer break from university. In her interview in "Inside the Actor's Studio" series, Portman stated that when her agent first told her about the new Star Wars trilogy she didn't know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

Many people think she and Keira Knightley look very much alike, which was the main reason that Keira got the role of Sabé, Padmé's (Natalie Portman) bodyguard. They look so much like each other, that during the making of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, not even their mothers could tell them apart, when they both had make-up.

After graduating from Harvard in 2003 Natalie had a small but pivotal role as a young war widow in the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain. That was followed in 2004 by starring roles in the successful independent movies Garden State and Closer, winning a Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her role as Alice in Closer. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same role.

As of 2005, Portman is pursuing graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in Middle Eastern Studies.

Portman hosted a 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live, in which she bested a "fan" at Star Wars trivia.

In a 2007 interview, she said that although she is pleased with the Star Wars work she has done, she doesn't plan to work with the Star Wars universe again.[1]


Year Title Role Other notes
2009 Brothers Grace Cahill
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Anne Boleyn
2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Molly Mahoney
2007 My Blueberry Nights Leslie
2007 The Darjeeling Limited Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
2007 Hotel Chevalier Jack's Ex-Girlfriend 13-minute short companion piece to The Darjeeling Limited
2006 Paris, je t'aime Francine
2006 Goya's Ghosts Ines/Alicia
2005 V for Vendetta Evey
2005 Free Zone Rebecca
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Padmé
2005 Domino One Dominique Bellamy
2004 Closer Alice
2004 True Francine
2004 Garden State Sam
2003 Cold Mountain Sara
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Senator Padmé Amidala
2001 Zoolander (Herself) Cameo Role
2000 Where the Heart Is Novalee Nation
1999 Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace Queen Padmé Naberrie Amidala
1999 Anywhere But Here Ann August
1996 Mars Attacks! Taffy Dale
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Laura Dandridge
1996 Beautiful Girls Marty
1995 Heat Lauren Gustafson
1995 Developing Nina
1994 The Professional aka Leon Mathilda

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