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Natalie Portman, 34, is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. She is very talented person, activist, mother and wife. Natalie is married with ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, and they have a 5 years old son.
At the age 13, Natalie made her powerful film debut in the action thriller Leon. But mainstream success came when she was cast as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated $431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. The same year, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress.
Portman won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Closer. She won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the political thriller V for Vendetta. She served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. She received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the psychological horror film Black Swan.Â Her first feature film as a director, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was released in 2015.
Portman, who is an advocate for animal rights, became a vegetarian when she was 8 years old, then she became a vegan in 2009. She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers, or leather. “All of my shoes are from Target and Stella McCartney,” she has said. She even launched her own brand of vegan footwear. Portman has also supported antipoverty activities. She traveled as the Ambassador of Hope for an organization that promotes micro-lending to help finance women-owned businesses in developing countries. Portman’s activist work and popularity with young people earned her a nomination for VH1’s Do Something Awards.