Natalie Portman Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'Black Swan' & Facts To Know

Natalie Portman, her net worth, movies and political and social causes. Details about Black Swan and other movies she starred in.

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Natalie Portman Wiki: Movie, Net Worth, 'Black Swan' & Facts To Know

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, is an actress, film director, and producer. She is known for movies like Star Wars, Thor, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional, V for Vendetta and Jackie. Her first role was in Léon: The Professional in 1994. This is where she made her mark. She was then cast in Star Wars. Whether it be something serious like Black Swan or something light like Thor, Natalie Portman is able to morph herself into any scene. Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Her mother was American and her father Israeli. When she was around four years old they moved to New York. She spent her childhood and teen years becoming well rounded for involving herself in school and dancing and acting. After high school, Natalie Portman continued her acting but also her education. Natalie Portman started college at Harvard Universty and graduated in 2003 with a degree in psychology.

Natalie Portman Movies

Black Swan

Black Swan premiered the opening film for the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010 and when it was released officially it grossed $329 million worldwide. Natalie Portman was interested in playing a ballerina when asked by the director. Natalie Portman explained her decision to act in Black Swan. "I'm trying to find roles that demand more adulthood from me because you can get stuck in an awful cute cycle as a woman in a film, especially being such a small person." Natalie Portman was the one to suggest Mila Kuns as her counterpart in the movie. Directed by Darren Aronofsky Black Swan is a psychological horror story about a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet "the film can be perceived as a poetic metaphor for the birth of an artist, that is, as a visual representation of Nina’s psychic odyssey toward achieving artistic perfection and of the price to be paid for it." Black Swan received five Academy Award nominations Natalie Portman won Best Actress.

Natalie Portman in Black Swan


Jackie starring Natalie Portman is a biography following the life of Jackie Kennedy after her husband President John F. Kennedy was killed. Natalie Portman spent a lot of time researching the way Jackie spoke and moved. Jackie was directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim and was released in the United States on December 2, 2016 It was nominated for three Oscars Best Actress for Natalie Portman, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design

Natalie Portman as Jackie

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman is a political thriller by James McTeigue and written by The Wachowski Brothers. Based on the comic V for Vendetta by David Lloyd and Alan Moore Ebert and Roeper gave the film "two thumbs up" and Roger Ebert stated that V for Vendetta "almost always has something going on that is actually interesting, inviting us to decode the character and plot and apply the message where we will".

V for Vendetta starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman

Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional English-language French thriller written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. Léon was Natalie Portman's debut in the movie world. It grossed $45 million worldwide. Léon: The Professional won the Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing.

Léon: The Professional

Star Wars

Natalie Portman starred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace while still at high school. Episode one broke all box office records at that time, breaking $28 million in one day. She continued this role in episode two. Natalie Portman's character Queen Amidala was matched by Keira Knightley who looks identical to her.

Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala in Star Wars

Natalie Portman's Social and political causes

Natalie Portman Social and political causes Natalie Portman is an advocate for animal rights, and when she was only eight years old she became a vegetarian. Then in 2009, she switched from vegetarianism to veganism. Natalie Portman's dedication to animals was supported by her launching her own brand of vegan shoes. Natalie Portman has represeted FINCA International at Columbia University Natalie Portman filmed the documentary Gorillas on the Brink in Rwanda with Jack Hanna Natalie Portman is a member of the One Voice movement, supports antipoverty activities. and is the Ambassador for FINCA International, in Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador. Natalie Portman is also a Free the Children ambassador and a leader if the Power if a Girl. Natalie Portman is against sexual terrorism citing her own experiences. sexual terrorism is something very much prevalent in the movie industry, well in every industry, and Natalie Portman feels its important for people to be aware how damaging it could be.

Natalie Portman, at 13, experienced 'sexual terrorism'

Natalie Portman Net Worth

Natalie Portman has been in dozens of amazingly successful movies since she was a child and her net worth reflects that. Her net worth is fifty-four million dollars. In 2013 she made fourteen million dollars and in 2014 thirteen million dollars alone.


Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe and Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Black Swan. Critic Kurt Loder wrote: "Portman gives one of her most compelling performances in this film, which is saying something."

Natalie Portman