Natalie Portman (born 9 June 1981) is most famous for her performance as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). However, there is a lot more to this talented woman than just Star Wars. Let's take a look at some facts about Natalie Portman.
Natalie has dual American and Israeli citizenship. She also has lived in France.
Portman was born in Jerusalem, and her birth name was Neta-Lee.
Natalie lived in Washington, D.C., Connecticut and Jericho, Long Island.
Natalie has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University.
Natalie took dance lessons at age four.
Portman met Britney Spears when they were understudies on Broadway in the 1992 Off-Broadway play "Ruthless!"
Natalie had roles in a number of films during the 1990s.
Natalie Portman portrayed Anne Frank on Broadway in 1997 in "The Diary of Anne Frank."
The year 1997 was a big one for Natalie. She won the role of Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
The role earned her many other offers. One of them was "Anywhere but Here." She received a Golden Globe nomination fo her role as Ann August.
Natalie starred in a number of independent films in between her Star Wars films, including "Garden State" and "Closer."
The Star Wars project wrapped up in 2005 with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Natalie hosted Saturday Night Live on 4 March 2006.
She served on the jury of the Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
One of her most famous roles was as the ballerina in "Black Swan." She won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Natalie has represented Dior, but one of her ads for them was banned as being misleading.
Natalie recently has portrayed Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie," a film by Pablo Larrain. She also was memorable in "Her Highness."
Natalie has turned down several top roles, including in "Cold Mountain," "Almost Famous" and "The Horse Whisperer."
Natalie has ranked as high as 25 on FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World, and No. 02 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars.
Natalie is good friends with Maroon 5.
Natalie was born on her mother's birthday.
Her nickname is Nat.
Natalie has said that "Ninety percent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance."
Natalie is 5'3" tall.
Natalie graduated from Syosset High School in 1999.
Natalie and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied gave birth to their first son in 2011.
Natalie's mother is her agent.
There is a band named after her: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head.