Natalie Hershlag (June 9, 1981) is an American actress who was born in Israel as Natalie Portman. Since she was a teenager, she has had a successful career in movies, appearing in both major studio releases and smaller indie flicks, for which she has won numerous awards (including an Oscar and two Golden Globes).
Natalie Portman Net Worth
Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman has a net worth of $90 million. For as long as anybody can remember, Natalie Portman has been one of the most visible women in Hollywood.
She was able to make a smooth transition from kid to adult roles in the 2000s, and she has been rewarded for this with a slew of acting prizes. She has a salary that puts her in the top tier of Hollywood actors.
Natalie Portman, undoubtedly, is the complete package. She has everything a Hollywood actress could want: looks, intellect, a hunky husband, a precious newborn, and a stellar performing career that is the envy of her peers.
She shot to fame at the age of 10 with her role in “The Professional,” also known as “Leon,” and has since gone on to have a hugely successful career in a number of different films.
Among the many films she has been in include Heat, Everyone Says I Love You, the Star Wars prequels, Anywhere But Here, Cold Mountain, Garden State, Closer, V for Vendetta, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, The Other Boleyn Girl, My Blueberry Nights, Hotel Chevalier, Black Swan, and Thor.
She also earned an honorary doctorate from Harvard, got married, had a child, debuted as a film director at the Venice Film Festival, and won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globes.
Natalie Portman Early Life
The 9th of June, 1981, was the day Neta-Lee Hershlag was born in Jerusalem, Israel. As she was brought up in a Jewish household, she was given the Hebrew name Neta-Lee. Shelley Portman’s mother is an agent, and her doctor’s father continues to represent the actress.
Her family moved to the nation’s capital at first, but in 1988 they settled in Connecticut. Portman attended a Jewish elementary school on Long Island, where she also learned Hebrew with the rest of her family.
Natalie took up ballet and other forms of dancing during her time on Long Island. She also started taking acting classes when she realised that show business was where her future lay.
Someone in the industry noticed her when she was just 10 years old. She had initially declined to be a child model, but then changed her mind and consented to try out for acting jobs.
Natalie Portman Career
In 1992, Natalie Portman began her career as the stand-in for Laura Bell Bundy in the off-Broadway musical Ruthless! Britney Spears was Bundy’s co-understudy. Portman landed her breakout role in Leon: The Professional after Ruthless! finished.
It was around this time that Natalie Portman became her professional name. Portman played Mathilda, a prominent character in the 1994 French action thriller, which made over $46 million at the box office.
Although film got mainly excellent reviews, several questioned the s*xualization of Portman’s character, including Portman herself in subsequent years. Natalie Portman returned to the mainstream with 1995’s Heat after developing her craft in theatrical performances and short films.
In the Al Pacino/De Niro picture, she played the suicidal daughter of Pacino’s character. After making a splash in 1996’s Beautiful Girls, she went on to star in Mars Attacks! and Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, further demonstrating her acting chops.
Beginning with 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, Portman — who was still a teenager at the time — began playing mature characters. The picture received negative reviews from critics, but its box office success could not be denied.
The Phantom Menace ended up grossing $924 million at the box office, putting it in second place all-time. Although the Star Wars films would take up most of Portman’s time for the following few years, she still managed to fit in roles in films like Anywhere But Here.
Portman had yet another feature appearance in 2000s Where the Heart Is before she opted to devote more of her time to her studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In the years that followed, she acted in a few plays and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Harvard.
Portman’s next big part was in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful blockbuster Thor. Thor: The Dark World saw her return to the character. Portman made her directorial debut with 2015’s A Tale of Love and Darkness.
Jane Got a Gun, which she starred in and produced, bombed at the box office. She received a lot of critical acclaim in 2016 for her performance in the film Jackie. It wasn’t until 2018’s science fiction thriller Annihilation, in which she headed an all-female cast, that she was again singled out for praise by critics.
Natalie Portman Relationships
Natalie Portman wed French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied in 2012. They’re parents to two adorable little ones.
Natalie Portman Actual Property
As of the year 2008, Natalie Portman’s New York City condo was listed for $6.55 million. The luxury apartment with two bedrooms can be found in a prime location in a landmark structure.
Finally, she was able to sell the house for the entire asking price. Natalie Portman spent $3.25 million on a home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, in 2009. A lovely home with over 4,866 square feet of living area and 18,000 square feet of grounds, constructed in the 1930s.
There is a swimming pool as well. If a famous person were to move there, they would have complete peace of mind thanks to the high-tech security system. A Montecito, California, holiday home was $6.5 million for Natalie Portman to purchase in 2017.
The mansion is on 10 acres and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific. In February of 2021, Natalie made a $8 million sale on this mansion. Take a look at this 2016 listing video for a walkthrough: