Natalie Portman is a film actress, producer, writer, and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. Further, her directorial ventures include the short film Eve (2008) and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015).
Facts about Natalie Portman –
• Her full name is Neta-Lee Hershlag and later became Natalie Portman.
• Natalie was discovered at the age of 9 at a pizza parlor by a Revlon beauty scout.
• She is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel.
• She took a liking to act after spending three summers at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.
• Natalie Portman’s parents had strict guidelines for all the smoking scenes in ‘The Professional.’
• As a young girl, she was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show, “Ruthless,” alongside Britney Spears.
• She turned down a role in 1998’s “The Horse Whisperer” to act in “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Broadway.
• In 2004 she took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
• She’s multi-lingual – she can speak Hebrew, English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
• She’s proved she will do anything as an actress. She shaved her hair for her role in ‘V for Vendetta.’
• Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for her role in the drama, ‘Closer.’
• She is close friends with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
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