10 Things You May Not Know Natalie Portman

Real Name

Natalie Portman's real name is Natalie Hershlag. She adopted the stage name "Portman" as a tribute to her paternal grandmother's maiden name.

Multilingual Abilities 

Natalie Portman is fluent in multiple languages, including Hebrew, French, and Japanese.  

Academic Success 

Despite her successful acting career, Natalie Portman is also academically accomplished.  

Star Wars Trilogy 

Portman portrayed Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. 

Ballet Dancer 

Her passion for ballet is evident in the movie "Black Swan," where she performed much of the dancing herself. 

Environmental Activism 

She has also been involved with Oceana, a non-profit organization focused on ocean conservation. 

Directorial Debut 

In 2015, Portman made her directorial debut with the film "A Tale of Love and Darkness," an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz's memoir. 

Vegetarianism and Veganism 

Natalie Portman has been a long-time vegetarian and transitioned to a vegan diet in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer's book "Eating Animals." 

Social Activism 

She has supported causes related to women's rights, animal welfare, and anti-poverty efforts. 

Double Majors at Harvard 

During her time at Harvard University, Portman double majored in psychology and graduated with honors. 

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