2011 Best Actress Oscar winner for her leading role in “Black Swan,” the 29 year old American-Israeli actress first gained worldwide recognition for her role in the Star Wars movie “The Phantom Menace.” Though she was pushed towards the modelling profession at age 10, she insisted on a career in acting, and at age 12 made her powerful film debut in the movie “The professional.” Portman began dance study when she was four…
Natalie Portman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in psychology. She also took graduate courses at Hebrew University in 2004 and has lectured at Columbia University. She graduated from High School in Long Island with a 4.0 GPA. Her father is a doctor and novelist… (some pargraphs later)…Portman has done important work as an actress, most notably winning an Oscar in 2011.