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In 1997, theater-buff Natalie Portman took a quick break from the big screen and found herself on Broadway. She stole the show as the lead in "The Diary of Anne Frank."Natalie Portman hit the big time at just 13 years old with the release of «The Professional» in 1994. It’ll be 20 years since the movie’s release on Nov. 18, so let’s take a look at the Oscar-winner’s life in photos.

Natalie Portman hit the big time at just 13 years old with the release of "The Professional" in 1994. It'll be 20 years since the movie's release on Nov. 18, so let's take a look at the Oscar-winner's life in photos.On June 9, 1981, Avner Hershlag and Shelley Stevens welcomed their only child, Natalie Portman, in Jerusalem. The Jewish family relocated to the U.S. when the adorable tot was 3 years old. And it wouldn't be long until she caught the acting bug.A star is born! Natalie Portman made her big-screen debut in the 1994 film "The Professional." At 13 years old, she wowed in the role of tough-girl youngster Mathilda, who befriends a hit man.Natalie Portman went on to score some major roles quickly after her debut. In 1995, she starred alongside Val Kilmer in the action flick "Heat." And the following year she landed parts in "Beautiful Girls" and the Woody Allen directed movie "Everyone Says I Love You."In 1997, theater-buff Natalie Portman took a quick break from the big screen and found herself on Broadway. She stole the show as the lead in "The Diary of Anne Frank."Though Natalie Portman had already made a name for herself in the industry, she achieved ultimate fame with her role as Queen Amidala in the 1999 prequel saga "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Plus her part in the drama "Anywhere But Here" with Susan Sarandon got her a Golden Globe nom.After filming the second installment of "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" Natalie Portman decided to take a step back from the limelight and focus on her education. In 2000, she started classes at Harvard to get her degree in Psychology. Props, girl!In 2003, we got our first glimpse into Natalie Portman's usually super-private personal life when rumors started to swirl that she was dating "Y Tu Mamá También" star Gael García Bernal.With a Bachelor's in Psychology in hand, Natalie Portman quickly got back to acting full time in films like 2004's "Garden State" and "Closer," which won her a Golden Globe for Supporting Actress and an Oscar nomination.Natalie Portman just kept knocking out attention-grabbing roles. On the heels of the release of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," she shaved her head for her politically-driven role in the 2006 film "V for Vendetta."In 2007, Natalie Portman carved out time to fly to Rwanda to film the documentary "Gorillas on the Brink" to help shed light on saving the species. Aside from her philanthropic work, the actress also starred in a slew of movies that year like "My Blueberry Nights," "Hotel Chevalier" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium."After the release of her next hit with Scarlett Johansson dubbed "The Other Boleyn Girl," Natalie Portman struck up a romance with singer Devendra Banhart. Though it didn't last very long.In 2009, Natalie Portman starred in "Brothers" alongside hunky actor Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom she had been <a href="">reportedly romantically linked</a> on-and-off over the years.Natalie Portman went public with a new man by 2010. She started dating Benjamin Millepied, who was the choreographer for her dark dance drama "Black Swan."By the end of 2010, news broke that Natalie Portman and her boyfriend Benjamin Millepied were not only engaged but also expecting a baby together."Black Swan" garnered Natalie Portman an Oscar for Best Actress along with a Golden Globe and SAG Award in 2011. The same year she starred in two more hit movies: "Thor" and "No Strings Attached" with Ashton Kutcher.In June 2011, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied <a href="">welcomed a son</a> named Aleph.After taking some time to enjoy their new baby boy, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied made it official and <a href="">tied the knot </a>in Big Sur, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012.After having a baby and a wedding, Natalie Portman got back to work with the 2013 film "Thor: The Dark World" alongside Chris Hemsworth.Oui, oui! At the end of 2013, Natalie Portman announced her <a href="">plans to relocate</a> her family to Paris since her hubby Benjamin Millepied got a job as the director of the Paris Opera Ballet.What's next for 33-year-old Natalie Portman? She just wrapped up the western flick "Jane Got a Gun," due out in 2015.