Thursday 17 September 2020

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is an actress. Besides, she is also a filmmaker. She was born on 9th June, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a dual citizen of Israel and America. She is the daughter of gynaecologist Avner Hershlag and talent agent Shelley Stevens. She is into films since she was a teenager. She appeared in many blockbusters and independent films. She starred in numerous movies such as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Annihilation, and Thor: The Dark World, to name only a few of them. She has been nominated for several awards and also won many of them such as Golden Globe Award, British Academy Film Award, and Academy Award, to mention just a few of them.

Natalie Portman Religion 

She is Jewish. Both her parents are Jewish too. Judaism is very important to Portman and she believes in it so much that she desires to pass along her Jewish heritage and raise her kids Jewish. Interestingly, she speaks Hebrew and feels more at home in Israel. We cannot exactly say if she is culturally or religiously attached to Judaism. She claimed she does not believe in afterlife which hints at atheism. However, there is no confirmation about it. She belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. 

Natalie Portman Political Views 

She is a Hollywood liberal from Harvard University. She is a supporter of the democratic party. She campaigned and supported the democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry for the presidential election in 2004. She also supported Hillary Clinton in 2008. However, when Barack Obama was the winner of the democratic nomination, she stood behind him. She is very active and outspoken about politics. She cares about politics and the society. She is an animal rights activist and became a vegan when she was only 8 years old. She participated in movements to reduce poverty and is active in an organisation named Foundation for International Community Assistance which provides micro-loans to third world entrepreneurs. She is a supporter of gay rights and also wrote an open letter to Barack Obama to support gay marriage. 

Who is she dating? 

She is currently happily married to French danseur and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. They met and worked together on the set of Black Swan. They started dating in 2009 and got married on 4th August, 2012 in a Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, California. They have a son named Aleph and a daughter named Amalia. Prior to Benjamin Millepied, she was in a relationship with Devendra Banhart, Nathaniel Rothschild, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Moby. She is also rumoured to have hooked up with Rodrigo Santoro and Hayden Christensen. 

Natalie Portman Hobbies

Dancing is one of her hobbies. She specifically loves ballet, jazz and tap. She loves reading too and is seem to promote books in her social media. Her other hobbies include ice skating and modelling.  

Interesting Facts

Her given name is Natalie Hershlag. Natalie Portman is her stage name. 

She is fluent in English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. 

She has done theatre and comic movies too.

She is often mistaken as English actress Keira Knightley. 

She is also a director. She directed a short film and a biographical drama film.