Natalie Portman, renowned for her roles in films like “Black Swan,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” and “Jackie,” has recently captivated audiences with her performance in the highly acclaimed movie “May December,” directed by Todd Haynes. The film has gained significant attention, ranking as one of Netflix’s top-rated releases in 2023. In this movie, Portman portrays an actress tasked with delving into the complexities of a tabloid sex scandal.
Beyond her flourishing career, Natalie Portman’s personal life is equally fulfilling. She shares two children with her husband, Benjamin Millepied, named Aleph and Amalia. Despite her inclination to maintain her children’s privacy, some details have emerged. Aleph, her firstborn, is currently 12 years old, having been born on June 14, 2011. Portman has shared that Aleph has a passion for soccer, actively engaging in the sport himself.
During her pregnancy with Aleph, Portman experienced a memorable moment at the 2011 Academy Awards, where she clinched the Best Actress award for her role in “Black Swan.” She humorously recounted the challenges of preparing for the event with a baby bump, being extra cautious about navigating in high heels to avoid any mishaps while receiving the prestigious accolade.
Her second child, daughter Amalia, was born on February 22, 2017, and is currently six years old. Amalia, alongside Aleph, served as the inspiration behind Portman’s 2020 children’s book, “Natalie Portman’s Fables.” This book reimagined three classic children’s tales and isn’t the only interest shared by Amalia, as Portman has revealed her daughter’s affection for animals.
Natalie Portman has expressed how profoundly her children influence both her personal life and career. She often shares heartfelt sentiments about how Aleph and Amalia bring joy to her daily life. In terms of her professional endeavors, Portman mentioned in 2022 that her career trajectory is now focused on impressing her children, as they were deeply engaged and intrigued by her role in “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
The impact of her children’s presence extended to the film sets as well. Both Aleph and Amalia had a cameo appearance in “Thor,” where they briefly shared the screen with Chris Hemsworth’s children, as well as the kids of co-star Christian Bale and director Taika Waititi. This experience marked a special family moment within the realm of Portman’s acting career.