She has had an extensive career in film since her teenage years and starred in various blockbusters and independent films,
receiving multiple accolades such as an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Portman began her acting career at age twelve, when she starred as the young protégée of a hitman in the action drama film Léon: The Professional (1994).
Portman's directorial ventures include the short film Eve (2008) and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015).
She is married to dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children.