Born Neta-Lee Hershlag on June 9, 1981, Natalie Portman is an actress and filmmaker who has a dual citizenship of Israel and America. Natalie has been a very good actress since she was in her teenage years, and she has featured in commercially successful films. Apart from Natalie Portman net worth which is attributed to her career, she is also the recipient of numerous accolades, including 2 Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award. Currently, Portman is 38 years old.
At a young age of 12, Portman started her career in acting when she appeared as the young protégée of a Hit-man in the action drama movie –Leon: The Professional (1994). Furthermore, while in high school, in a 1998 production of The Diary of a Young Girl, Portman made her Broadway theatre debut and also received international acclaim for her portrayal of Padmé Amidala in the film – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).
For her education, Natalie Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor’s degree in psychology, while continuing to feature in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002, 2005). Natalie Portman net worth skyrocketed and she was established among the best-paid actresses in the world after she starred in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached (2011) and her role as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Natalie Portman Biography
Natalie Portman’s background can be traced back to her Jewish parents in Jerusalem. Her parents named her Neta-Lee, which is a Hebrew name. Her parents are Shelley and Avner Hershlag; her mother is an American homemaker who works as her daughter’s agent, while her father is a gynecologist in Israel. Natalie Portman is the only child of her parents. Although Portman’s maternal grandparents were American Jews, her paternal grandparents were however Jews who immigrated to Israel.
Initially, the Portman family lived in Washington, D.C., but then they moved to Connecticut in 1988 and later relocated to Long Island in 1990. During their residence in Washington, Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. When she was residing on Long Island, she learnt to speak Hebrew and went to a Jewish primary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County. Portman studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop, and she constantly went to the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. In addition, Portman has expressed a passion for learning foreign languages since she was a child, and she has thus learned German, French, Arabic, and Japanese.
Natalie Portman Career Life
In 1994, Natalie Portman made her onscreen acting debut when she appeared in the thriller film: Léon: The Professional. The movie also starrred Jean Reno and Gary Oldman. In the film, Portman acted as a 12-year-old girl who was adopted by a professional hitman after her family was murdered by a bad DEA agent. She also acted in The Public Theater’s 2001 revival of Anton Chekhov’s play – The Seagull. As Natalie Portman progressed in her film acting career, she got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and also won a Golden Globe Award for her role as a stripper in the the romantic drama – Closer. Portman did not relent in her career as she further starred in roles as Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2006), Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and a disturbed ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan (2010). Black Swan won her the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actress.
Without doubts, Portman’s career continued to blossom as she bagged her third Academy Award nomination since she portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie (2016). She also played a biologist in the 2018 sci-fi film Annihilation (2018).
Asides her contribution to the film industry as an actress, Portman has also made some directorial ventures which includes the short film Eve (2008) and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015).
Natalie Portman Relationships and Marriage
In regard to Portman’s relationship life, Natalie Portman dated Lukas Haas in 1998. He was an American actor. Nat and Lukas were in a romantic affair way back in 1998 and they were together for almost a year. Also, she dated Devendra Banhart in 2008. He was an American folk singer. The actress entered a relationship with the singer after working with him in the video for his song – Carmensita. The duo however broke up in September 2008. From 2009 till now, Portman’s relationship has been stable as she has been married to Benjamin Millepeid since August 4, 2012. Portman met the French choreographer while working in Black Swan. The couple have two children together – Aleph, born in June 2011 after their engagement in 2010. They also have a daughter – Amalia, born in February 2017.
Natalie Portman Net Worth
Natalie Portman net worth is estimated at $60 million as at 2019. Back in 2018, it was estimated at $54 million. As part of her properties, she owns her Los Feliz mansion which is a $3,250,000 exquisite 1930s era house that is spread over a 4,866 square feet area. The luxurious home is located in Linwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA. She is also said to own 2 other massive properties: one in Hollywood Hills and the other in Montecito. Her Montecito estate is worth $6.5 million. Portman also boasts of a collection of luxury cars which include: Mercedes Benz S-Class (approx. $91,850), Toyota Prius ($30,000), Lexus RX, Ford Escape, and Honda Civic. Concerning her taxes, the actress has to pay $2.517 million as income tax, inclusive of 35.61% Federal tax, 2.46% FICA and 12.29% State tax. Finally, as part of sources of Natalie Portman net worth, back then in 2011, she signed as the face of Dior fragrances and makeup along with her involvement in its ad campaigns.
In conclusion, Natalie Portman is outspoken concerning the politics of Israel and America. She is also an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes. Natalie Portman net worth comes majorly from acting, then her directorial ventures, her endorsements and other sources.