If there’s anything anybody remembers about the film Closer, it’s likely Natalie Portman’s role as a mysterious stripper. She killed the role and it won her an Academy nomination and a Golden Globe Award. But before that role, the Israeli star has been ruling in Hollywood for what feels like forever; she made her debut in 1994. Her genuine love for the work has kept her going and she is not giving up her dreams of leaving a remarkable mark in the industry.
Age and Background Details
On June 9, 1981, a Jewish family in Jerusalem welcomed a newborn they named Natalie. Following her birth, her family moved to the United States. This made her a citizen of both the United States and Israel.
On arrival to the United States, they settled in Washington D.C and enrolled the actress in Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. After some years, Portman and her family made another move to Connecticut before finally moving to Long Island, New York in 1990. While in Long Island, she joined a Jewish elementary school named the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County. Daring to be a star, she proceeded to Syosset High School. She finished in 1999 and went to American Theatre Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, New York. With her mind made up to excel in the entertainment industry, Natalie went on to attend Usdan center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights. The actress also attended Harvard University and was among class 2003. Her career kicked off immediately and admittedly, she didn’t get to win hearts immediately.
Despite the several setbacks at the early days of her career, Natalie has worked hard enough over the years to get to the point she is now. She has gathered long filmography, awards, and recognition that can’t easily phase away. Among her notable works are No Strings Attached, Closer, Star Wars, Vendetta, Black Swan, The Other Boleyn Girl, and host of others
Since grabbing the public’s attention, Natalie has remained a power star. Having put in sufficient effort in the many years of her career working as a film actress, producer, and director with numerous films to her credit, you will agree that she is worth every dime she has earned. Her net worth has been estimated at $60 million.
Natalie is the only child of her parents – Shelley and Avner Hershlag. The two are both Jewish. They met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University where Shelley was a ticket seller. Shelly later worked as a homemaker and as Portman’s agent. Avner is a fertility specialist and gynecologist, he received his medical training in the United States.
Natalie Portman Husband and Children
Portman is married to French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied. The couple’s love story started on set during the filming of Black Swan for which Benjamin was the choreographer. After that first encounter, the two who instantly fell in love with each other began dating in 2009.
About two years later, they tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony that took place in Big Sur, California. Soon, Portman confirmed that she was with their first child. Today, they’re parents to two children; a son they named Aleph. He was born in 2011 while their daughter Amalia was born in 2017. The couple is still happily married and their marriage keeps blossoming.
Prior to her marriage to Benjamin, Natalie was linked romantically to fellow stars such as Jude Law, Andy Samberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, among others. She has also been rumored to have dated Rodrigo Santoro.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Natalie is surprisingly one of the petite stars of Hollywood even though she appears taller in films. The actress is only 5 foot 3 inches. But here’s the good news, she has one of the most amazing body frames. Natalie Portman weighs 50 kg, so you can easily tell she is fit; something we find very admirable! The Hollywood star credits healthy eating habits which started when she was still a child for her consistent body weight. Other details of her body stats are as presented below:
Breast Size: 32 inches
Waist Size: 25 inches
Hips Size: 35 inches
Feet/ Shoe Size: 8 US, 38-39 EU, 6 UK