Israel-born actress Natalie Portman was in the headlines last month after she denied having past dated Moby, amid his claim in his recent memoir Then It Fell Apart that they briefly dated when he was 33, and she was 20.

She rose to international acclaim for her role in Luc Besson’s film The Professional in 1994. Natalie is born to Avner and Shelley Stevens, who first met in Jerusalem, Israel. Right after Natalie was born, the couple moved to the United States.

She is known for her work in films such as Black Swan, Closer, and Jackie. Additionally, Natalie has roles in two big entertainment groups in the Star Wars Universe as Padmé Amidala, and Marvel Jane Foster, former girlfriend of Thor.

Natalie Portman Mother Shelley Stevens
Natalie Portman and mother Shelley Stevens.

Natalie Portman was spotted taking a walk in Los Angeles with her mother Shelley Stevens on Tuesday, after her recent controversy with musician Moby.

Meet Natalie Portman Mother Shelley Stevens

Shelley Stevens is a native of the United States. It is believed that her parents are of Jewish-Austrian and Russian descent. Shelley was born on the 9th of June 1952. She is a natural artist celebrity manager (she is her daughter Natalie Portman’s exclusive manager) and a film producer. She comes off as a strict individual.

Shelley Stevens

In the line of work, she is particularly critical of Natalie since she is her agent, which makes her harsher professionally.

Shelley was instrumental in Natalie’s early auditions and bookings as she made sure Natalie met certain criteria and did the right thing and also was at the right places at the right time.

It is well noted that she craftily introduced Natalie to many cultures and made it a point to travel with her extensively over the world. This has had a colossal and positive influence in Natalie’s life.

Shelley is known as the mother of renowned actress Natalie Portman and this has made her famous, having worked as her agent and manager through outs Natalie’s Hollywood journey.

During Natalie’s acting beginnings, Shelley, her mother would subsequently change her stage name to Portman to protect her family’s privacy and alas Natalie is known as such. Natalie Portman.

With Natalie being the only child she has with Avner, Natalie’s father, Shelley made sure she was present and supportive of her daughter Natalie’s acting ambitions from age 10 on.




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