Natalie Portman: Five Things You Didn’t Know

    September 6, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Natalie Portman is one of those actresses you might have a love/hate relationship with. She’s talented, gorgeous, funny, and she has an affinity for nerds, which has won her favor in the past few years. It’s hard to like someone who seems to have everything, but you can’t help but like her. She’s charming, she’s witty, she conveys a sweet nature. Also, she’s done some incredible movies over the years. And, even if you’re a fan, there are a few things you might not know about her.

1. She’s got beauty and brains

While in high school, Portman wrote a paper titled “A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar”, which was ultimately entered into the Intel Science Talent Search. She also contributed to a study on memory which was related to her degree while at Harvard, which was later published. She graduated from Harvard in 2003 with a degree in Psychology.

2. She’s been acting longer than you might think

Although she was a dancer and appeared in several Broadway shows as a child, she didn’t make her film debut until “Leon: The Professional” in 1994.

3. She didn’t live in the U.S. until she was three years old

She was born in Jerusalem.

4. She loves animals

In 2007 she launched her own line of vegan footwear.


5. She’s friendly with a Beatle

She has appeared in two of Paul Mccartney’s videos, “Dance Tonight” and “My Valentine”.