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All you need to know about Natalie Portman and Her Husband Benjamin Millepied

The Oscar-winning actress, Natalie Portman, is trending right now for spearheading the new Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder, as the newly made Lady Thor. However, the actress had gained worldwide renown and fame with her brilliant filmography beginning with Leon: The Professional, and including Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III. 

Natalie Portman with husband
Natalie Portman with her husband, Benjamin Millepied

The actress is currently living with her husband of 10 years, Benjamin Millepied, and their two children, Aleph and Amalia Millepied.

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How Did Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Meet?

Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied is a French dancer and choreographer who joined the New York City Ballet in 1995, became a soloist in 1998, and a principal in 2002. Before retiring from the ballet in 2011, he met and worked on the psychological horror film, Black Swan, alongside Natalie Portman in 2010.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

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The acclaimed film won the actress an Academy Award for her portrayal of the dark and troubled ballerina, Nina Sayers. Benjamin Millepied, who was at the time dating ballet superstar Isabella Boylston, hit it off with the actress and two years later, the couple married.

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Interesting Facts That You Might Not Know About The Couple

The 41-year-old actress might be a household name due to her incredible career in Hollywood but there are some facts that may still be surprising to the public.

  • Natalie Portman was born Natalie Herschlag in Jerusalem in 1981 and is recognized as an Israeli-American actress.
  • She graduated from the esteemed Harvard University with a degree in Psychology in 2003 and has published in several scientific journals.
  • The actress is an advocate for animal rights and a vegan. She also has her own brand of animal-friendly footwear with no fur, leather, or feathers.
  • She reportedly trained two hours every day for a year and then eight hours a day for two months for the role of Nina Sayers in the Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Natalie Portman with hisband Benjamin Millepied in Black Swan
Natalie Portman with husband Benjamin Millepied in Black Swan

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Moreover, Benjamin Millepied is no less talented in his own rights.

  • Benjamin Millepied was made Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet, the highest rank in the ballet company, in 2002.
  • He is also an accomplished short film director and has worked alongside musicians like Philip Glass Glass and the duo, Zeds Dead.
  • He also has his own company called The Amoveo Company which he describes as a “multimedia production company and art collective.”
  • The couple met on the set of the Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, fell in love, and got married. Natalie Portman reportedly trained two hours every day for a year and then eight hours a day for two months for the role which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Benjamin Millepied was made Chevalier (the equivalent of a British knight) in the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2010. He also received the Prix de Lausanne award in 1994 and the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 1995.

Source: Hollywood Life

Written by Diya Majumdar