Natalie Portman stars in "Thor," alongside Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins, as Jane Foster, and "Your Highness," alongside James Franco and Danny McBride, as Isabel.

Natalie Portman recently starred in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed film "Black Swan" as Nina Sayers, a role for which she received her second Academy Award nomination and first Best Actress win. For her role, Portman also received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award. She also recently starred in the romantic comedy "No Strings Attached," opposite Ashton Kutcher, as Emma. She served as an executive producer on the project.

Portman made her film debut at age 11 in Luc Besson's "The Professional." She has since appeared in many films, including "Beautiful Girls," "Everyone Says I Love You," "Mars Attacks!," "Anywhere But Here," "Where the Heart Is," and the stage production of "The Diary of Anne Frank."

While completing her psychology degree at Harvard, Portman starred in the three "Star Wars" prequels, "Cold Mountain," the Public Theater's Central Park production of "The Seagull" opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Garden State," and "Closer," for which she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

Portman has also starred in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts," Wong Kar Wei's "My Blueberry Nights," "V for Vendetta," "New York, I Love You," "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," "Hesher," Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" and Jim Sheridan's "Brothers" opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

Behind the lens, she has taken turns writing, directing, and producing. Her credits include "Eve," which she wrote and directed. The film debuted at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and stars Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, and Olivia Thirlby. She also wrote and directed a short film for "New York, I Love You," about a day in the life of a father and daughter in Central Park. The 2009 film showcases twelve filmmakers who each directed their own vignette illustrating the universal theme of love within the five boroughs of New York City.

Portman is currently developing film projects through her production company, Handsomecharlie Films. Together with producer Annette Savitch, the company is focused on finding intelligent, accessible films across varied genres, as well as female-driven comedies. Upcoming projects include the film adaptation of The New York Times best-selling novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," which is set up at Lionsgate and written by David O. Russell. Handsomecharlie Films is also partnered with Plan B Productions at Paramount Pictures to produce "Important Artifacts and Personal Property," based on the book by Leanne Shapton, with Brad Pitt and Portman attached to star. Greg Mottola is writing the script for the film. Handsomecharlie's completed films include "No Strings Attached" and "Hesher."

Portman became the first Ambassador of Hope for FINCA, an international village banking microfinance program that provides small loans and savings programs to the world's poorest families so they may create their own jobs, raise household incomes and improve their standard of living, thereby reducing poverty worldwide. As the Ambassador of Hope, Portman has proven to be a globally aware and dedicated individual who supports the work of FINCA through her advocacy and visits FINCA international programs in countries such as Guatemala, Ecuador and Uganda. She has also met with high-level United States members of congress to lobby for support of international microfinance funding.

Portman will also star in the upcoming "Thor." She is also set to star in and produce the road trip comedy "Best Buds," playing a woman who undergoes a nervous breakdown on the eve of her wedding.

Portman has also studied at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she learned Arabic and Hebrew and studied the anthropology of violence and Israeli history.




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Age: 35 years old
Birthday: June 9, 1981
Height: 5' 3"
Nickname: Nat
Full Name / Real Name: Natalie Hershlag
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel


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