|Natalie Portman's 2007 was quite busy... she starred in four flicks, including My
Blueberry Nights and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and she still has quite a few big
roles to look forward to, like 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl and Brothers. Natalie Portman's
star qualities are so obvious that she has every Hollywood producer knocking at her door.
She's beautiful, extremely talented, down-to-earth, and a superstar.
Natalie Portman was born on June 9th, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel, as the only child of a doctor
father (from Israel) and an artist mother (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's
agent. She left Israel for Washington, DC, when she was still very young. After a few more
moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated
with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard.
She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a
career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was
featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut, at the tender age
of 12, in the movie Léon (1994) (aka "The Professional"). Following this role Natalie won
roles in such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).
It wasn't until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly
anticipated prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Afterwards, she starred in
two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999), Where the Heart Is
(2000), and Closer (2004), for which she received an Oscar nomination.
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Saturn Award Best Actress
for: V for Vendetta
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ShoWest Convention -ShoWest Award - Female Star of the Year
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Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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National Board of Review - Best Acting by an Ensemble for: Closer
Shared with: Jude Law,Clive Owen,Julia Roberts
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards - Award Best Supporting Actress for: Closer
Teen Choice Award - Film - Choice Actress, Drama/Action Adventure
for: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
YoungStar Awards - Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy
for: Where the Heart Is (2000)