Though the Star Wars favorite and Harvard grad is a total American sweetheart, Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag) is actually Israeli, and is a very vocal activist and spokesperson for American-Israeli relations. When she was 3, her whole family relocated to the U.S. so her father could study medicine. 

They lived in Washington D.C. and Connecticut before settling on a home in Long Island, where Natalie attended Jewish day schools before ultimately graduating from Syosset High School. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Natalie revealed that although she loves the States, “my heart’s in Jerusalem. That’s where I feel at home.”


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