Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress. With an extensive career in film since her teenage years, she has starred in various blockbusters and independent films, for which she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.
After being cast alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996), Natalie Portman had to withdraw due to her age.
Lolita, which is based on the novel of the same name by Adrian Lyne, was offered to her, but she turned it down because of its sexual content.
Natalie Portman Parents: Meet Avner Hershlag And Shelley Stevens
Avner Hershlag and Shelley Stevens are the parents of actress Natalie Portman. Her parents are Jewish with roots in Poland, Austria, and Russia.
An American homemaker who works as Portman’s agent, Shelley (née Steven), and an Israeli-born doctor are her sole parents.
In contrast, her maternal grandparents were born in the United States and her paternal grandparents were born in Israel, both of whom were Jewish immigrants.
Portman and her family were originally based in Washington, D.C., but moved to Connecticut in 1988 before settling in Long Island, New York, in 1990 with her husband and their two children.
Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland, while he was residing in Washington, D.C.