What You Didn’t Know About Natalie Portman

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1. She Was Born In Israel

Natalie’s real name is Neta-Lee Hershlag. Portman is her maternal grandmother’s maiden name. Her name is originally Israeli. She was born in Jerusalem, Israel, on June 9, 1981, but she grew up in the States. Natalie is a dual-citizen of both countries.

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In 1984, Natalie emigrated with her family to the States from Israel when she was only 3 years old. Many of her family members died in the Holocaust including her paternal great-grandparents. They were killed in Poland, at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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