What are some of Natalie Portman's achievements?


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Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress whose achievements include graduating with honors from Harvard University with a psychology degree in 2003 and winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ���Black Swan��� in 2010. Portman also won two Golden Globe awards.

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Natalie Portman made her film debut in 1994, playing an assassin���s apprentice in Luc Besson���s ���The Professional.��� She became an international star in 1999 with her role as Queen Amidala in George Lucas��� "Star Wars" prequel, ���Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.��� She played the same role in the second and third films of the series. Other notable Portman movies include ���V for Vendetta,��� ���Where the Heart Is,��� ���Garden State,��� "Closer" and ���The Other Boleyn Girl.���

Portman spent 1997 on Broadway, getting rave reviews for her interpretation of the title role in ���The Diary of Anne Frank.��� In 2008 she directed the short film ���Eve,��� which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. She also appeared as herself on ���Sesame Street��� and voiced an animated character on the ���Moonshine River��� episode of ���The Simpsons.���

Natalie Portman speaks five languages including Arabic, German, French and Japanese. In 2006, she was guest lecturer on terrorism and anti-terrorism at Columbia University. In 2011 Natalie Portman gave birth to a son, Aleph, and in 2012 she married his father, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied.

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