Natalie Portman is a famous Israel and American actress. She was born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem (Israel). Shelley Stevens, Natalie’s mother, a formerly a housewife, and now her agent. Avner Hershlag, Natalie’s father , an infertility and reproductive endocrinology expert . The actress took her grandmother's maiden name as a pseudonim. When Natalie was three years old, her family was forced to move out of Israel to the United States. At first, the family moved to Washington in order to provide an opportunity to their daughter to attend a Jewish school. In 1988 the family moved to Connecticut and, finally, in 1990 the family moved to Long Island, New York. Natalie graduated high school and attended Solomon Schechter Elementary Day School. In 1998, the actress became interested in the research work on "Fermentative production of Hydrogen." The work subsequently provided an opportunity to Natalie take part in various competitions and scientific research. In addition to the two native languages, Natalie has also studied French, German, Japanese and Arabic. She spent her whole childhood in attending theatre camps. At the age of ten she even renounced the Revlon’s proposal to become a model.. In 1994, Natalie cast in Luc Besson's film "Leon", where she played her first leading role . That was the time when she took the pseudonim. In 1995, Portman played in the movie "Fight" next to Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Although it did not get any awards, it was commercially successful. . In 1997, Natalie Portman starred in the Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" . In 1999, Natalie Portman appeared in the drama "Anywhere But Here." For this role, Portman was nominated to"Young Actor" and "Golden Globe" (Best Actress) Awards. The same year she applied for Harvard University and got B.A degree in psychology. The actress did not leave acting career while studying. From June to September 2000 she participated in the filming of "Star Wars. Episode II. Attack of Clones ", held in Sydney and London. She got many Saturn Awards for Best Actress in 2006, 2010, 2011 for roles in V for Vendetta, Black Swan and Brothers. In 2009 the actress took part in the PETA organization campaign (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), directed against the use of natural fur. The actress is still involved in research work, in the presidential election campaign and at the same time she is engaged in acting. All these classify her as an intelligent, talented and a very beautiful actress.