Syosset High School
Starred in the western drama "Jane Got a Gun"
Reprised her role as Jane Foster in "Thor: The Dark World"
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Black Swan")
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Black Swan")
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama ("Black Swan")
Cast as a scientist named Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of "Thor"
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Co-starred with Danny McBride in the fantasy comedy, "Your Highness"
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Played a tortured ballet dancer in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan"
Co-starred with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's remake of "Brothers"
Portrayed Anne Boleyn, opposite Scarlett Johansson as Mary Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Girl"
Formed own production company, HandsomeCharlie Films
Made directorial debut with the short film, "Eve," starring Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara; premiered at the Venice Film Festival
Played a woman who inherits a magical toyshop in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," co-starred opposite Dustin Hoffman
Portrayed Goya's muse, who is falsely accused of heresy in Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts"
Starred in the Wachowski brothers' "V for Vendetta" based on the acclaimed graphic novel by author Alan Moore
Co-starred as one of two woman brought together by circumstance in Amos Gitai's "Free Zone"
Reprised role of Queen Amidala in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"
Cast in Zach Braff's directorial debut "Garden State"
Joined an ensemble cast in Mike Nichols' adaptation of the Patrick Marber play "Closer"; earned an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress
Starred with Nicole Kidman and Jude law in "Cold Mountain"
Reprised role of Queen Amidala in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones"
Returned to the stage as co-star of the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Seagull"; directed by Mike Nichols
Starred as a pregnant 17-year-old who is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in "Where the Heart Is"
Starred opposite Susan Sarandon in "Anywhere But Here"
Played the young Queen in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"
Made Broadway debut as the title character in "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Co-starred in "Beautiful Girls"; also appeared in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" and Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!"
Played Al Pacino's troubled stepdaughter in "Heat"
Made impressive film debut in Luc Besson's "The Professional"
Stage debut as an understudy in the off-Broadway musical "Ruthless;" Britney Spears was also in this play
Was discovered by a modeling scout in a Long Island, New York pizza parlor
Moved with family first to Washington, DC, then to Connecticut
Will join Rachel Weisz and Jude Law to star in director Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights"
Born in Israel
Began acting with the Usdan Theatre Arts Camp
Portman graduated from Harvard with a degree in Psychology.
While attending Harvard Portman was a research assistant for the legendary civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz.