ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Natalie Portman turns 35 today, and in honor of her birthday let's dig into some fun facts about the incredible actress's life!

1. You Drive Me Crazy

As a young girl, Portman was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show Ruthless, alongside Britney Spears. Portman and Spears became friends and still keep in touch. They even threw a New Year's Eve party together in New York back in 2002.

2. Brainpower

Natalie Portman actually had her mind set on becoming a psychologist and even did a degree in the subject at Harvard. To this day, she still aspires to practice psychology someday!

3. A Lust For Language

Psychology is not the only area where Portman shows her smarts. She can speak Hebrew and English fluently and also knows some conversational French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

4. A Song And Dance

Before she was an acclaimed actress, Portman was a member of the environmental song and dance troupe The World Patrol Kids under her real name, Natalie Hershlag. Please let those videos exist somewhere!

5. No Scream Queen

While she has starred in a wide variety of film genres, Portman has insisted that she would never take part in a horror movie.

6. From Cygnet To Black Swan

Natalie Portman has taken dance lessons since she was four years, which helped her spread her wings is the iconic Black Swan.

7. Crippling Kunis Awks

Although it's often voted as one of the sexiest movie scenes of all time, Portman said getting it on with Mila Kunis was totally awks, she explained:

"It was awkward and we laughed. It was strange, but it's something you just sort of throw yourself into."

8. Mom's The Word

Portman is mom to 4-year-old Aleph but she would love to have more children, she told Hollywood Reporter:

"I’d be thrilled if I was lucky enough to have more,"

9. Making Being An Outsider An Art

Despite all of her success and popularity, Portman says she still feels like an outsider at heart, she explained:

"I like being a stranger in a place, You’re kind of an outsider, and I think that’s what makes you. It’s the only way I’ve ever known."

10. What You Want, Natalie?

She might have a reputation for being rather serious, but Portman once cohosted SNL and made the hilarious video above.

What do you love about Natalie Portman?

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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