Natalie Portman was born on June 9, 1981, her birthplace is Jerusalem, and her full name is Neta-Lee Hershlag. She is an Israeli-born American actress and filmmaker. She completed her studies at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Solomon Schechter Day School, Harvard University in Massachusetts, where she met her Degree in Psychology. She began her acting career in 1994, in the English-language French thriller film, Leon: The Professional, and she is best known for her role as Queen Padme Amidala, which she played in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. She won numerous accolades, such as Academy Award and Golden Globe Awards (two times).