Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag, June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American actress.
Natalie goes for a run three times and week for an hour and it calms her down. The star had also shared that she is a fan of Gyrotonics which is a combination of Tai Chi, yoga, gymnastics and other similar exercises.
Upon her morning routine, Portman said “I’m vegan, so I generally have a very clean diet; I usually have oatmeal or avocado toast in the morning. I take vitamins too—vitamin D, and I’m still on prenatal vitamins. I get B12 shots once a month because it’s the one thing you don’t get from a vegan diet.”
Once a week, Portman will “treat herself” to a beer in the evening or glass of wine. She says “Most nights we eat all together at home. My ideal dinner includes pasta. We usually have Italian or Japanese food. There’s a lot of Postmates going on in our house right now. Both my husband and I cook a lot, but since having the baby I don’t think either of us has very much. I make a lot of couscous and Middle Eastern food, and my husband does everything. He’s a wonderful cook.” Sounds wonderful!
In 2017, Portman shared her full daily routine with HarperzBazaar.com:
7:00 A.M. On days when I’m not working, I wake up at 7. The first thing I do is change the baby’s diaper. My husband usually makes breakfast for our son, and I’ll go down and join them. I wouldn’t say I’m a morning person. If I didn’t have kids or didn’t have to go to work, I’d probably sleep till noon! But I do work and I do have kids, so I’m up and alert. I’m vegan, so I generally have a very clean diet; I usually have oatmeal or avocado toast in the morning. And Mother’s Milk tea because I’m breast-feeding. Normally I don’t have caffeine, but when I’m working I’ll drink coffee if I’m tired. I feel like it’s kind of psychological because I don’t think I’m that affected by it. I take vitamins too—vitamin D, and I’m still on prenatal vitamins. I get B12 shots once a month because it’s the one thing you don’t get from a vegan diet.
8:00 A.M. My morning routine is basic: I put on sunscreen, which I wear every day, and deodorant. And I brush my teeth. If I wash my hair, I use Christophe Robin rose shampoo and conditioner. It’s like a dream—they make my shower really wonderful. My hair is naturally curly, so I’ll pull it back in a bun or a ponytail or just let it be natural. I’ll put on makeup if I have a meeting: Dior concealer, mascara, and Grège lipstick, which is a good nude, or a bold red. But just to go out of the house to my son’s school drop-off, I’ll only put on tinted sunscreen. I’ve been living in Acne button-down dresses because they’re easy for breast-feeding, and also you look put together without having to make a lot of decisions. And it’s quick because most of the time I have about five seconds to get dressed before tending to my children. I don’t wear heels on a normal basis. I’ve been wearing Japanese-y sandals that slide on and off, because when you’re holding a baby you can’t bend down to tie or lace shoes. I think they look like you have an opinion, as opposed to wearing just flip-flops.
9:00 A.M. After dropping off my son, sometimes I’ll hike with a friend. I put the baby in the baby carrier. I don’t have a regular fitness routine right now. I’ve just been hiking and swimming when I can, and doing little exercises. I find that if I have spare time, because I’ve been working already, I want to spend it with my kids, not at the gym. I also like Gyrotonics. I only do it with a trainer because I haven’t figured out how to do it by myself, but I haven’t done that since I had the baby.
12:00 P.M. I’ll go to lunch with a friend sometimes or have a lunch meeting. Mexican food is just the best in L.A. We have great tacos right near our house. Gracias Madre has really good vegan Mexican. After lunch there’s always some work thing I have to do, so I’ll have a meeting or read a script or watch a movie. Usually it’s with the baby in my arms, but if I can’t bring her with me I have a wonderful baby nurse who’ll watch her. I don’t do much beauty maintenance, and I find it tricky right now having a small baby, but I’ve been using the Priv beauty app every once in a while to schedule mani-pedis at the house, which has been nice. I have an amazing acupuncturist and masseuse for muscle-tension relief. I do both once every two weeks, and it keeps me feeling good. I get my hair done so much for work that if I need a haircut I’ll usually ask the hairdresser who’s working with me to trim it. I’ve colored my hair in the past, but right now I’m completely natural. It’s nice to give my hair a break.
3:00 P.M. Sometimes I’ll get treats on the way to school pickup, or we’ll go out after. Or we’ll have a playdate. This is, like, my mom life! I alternate between these two existences: One is being at work all day, and one is being total mom all day. But I always have my Dior Diorama bag with me—it’s a big black bag with a silver chain. It makes me feel so put together. I keep the Dior cuticle cream inside to stop myself from being bad to my cuticles.
6:00 P.M. If I go out for the evening, I like to wear something that’s not mommy gear. I’ll put on a black dress or skinny pants and heels, lipstick, mascara, and always my Miss Dior perfume. Once a week I’ll treat myself to a glass of wine or champagne or a beer in the evening. Most nights we eat all together at home. My ideal dinner includes pasta. We usually have Italian or Japanese food. There’s a lot of Postmates going on in our house right now. Both my husband and I cook a lot, but since having the baby I don’t think either of us has very much. I make a lot of couscous and Middle Eastern food, and my husband does everything. He’s a wonderful cook. I’m very, very lucky.
9:00 P.M. If we go out to dinner, we often come home afterward and watch a film. We’ve been watching a lot of classic movies on FilmStruck. Recently, in a fit of postpartum hunger, I ordered 10 cartons of Van Leeuwen vegan ice cream. It’s my guilty pleasure. I didn’t eat 10 cartons, I just ordered them because I was on Postmates and was like, “All of the flavors sound good, why don’t I get all of them?” So now I have all of the flavors. Banana Salted Caramel is delicious, and Mint Chip is excellent. They’re in my freezer, so I can have a scoop before bed. It may be a hurdle to getting back to my pre-baby size, but it’s a nice treat.
11:00 P.M. I always take off my makeup before bed. I use Bioderma makeup remover and Joëlle Ciocco cleansing wash, then I put on rose oil or a moisturizing mask that I got from a French pharmacy. There’s a British brand I like called Pai that has a great eye cream. I’m usually in bed by midnight, no matter what. I fall asleep easily, but I don’t stay asleep very long. I think when you have young kids, it’s part of your job to wake up every time you hear something, so I feel like it’s just going to be a few years that it’s like that.
Portman On Food
‘I really love food, and I want to take joy in it, and part of enjoying my food is also knowing that it’s positive for other creatures and not harming anyone.’
Portman On Going Vegetarian
I became a vegetarian when I was 9 because…you watch cartoons and animals have feeling and talk to each other…You think of them as…emotive creatures, not as dinner.’
Portman On Industrial Agriculture
‘Factory farming is responsible for most of the air, water, and land pollution…You can make a difference by even once a day or once a week choosing not to eat animals or animal products.’
Portman On The Benefits Of Veganism
‘I’m vegan and I found my skin is much, much better than when I was a vegetarian.’
Portman On Her Kids Eating Vegan
‘It comes really naturally because…you tend to make 1 thing that everyone eats for dinner.’
Portman On Prepping For Black Swan
‘Working 5-8 hours a day for a year, it’s what real dancers live through. It was an amazing experience, but definitely a difficult one.’
Portman On Her Trainer
‘I had the privilege of working with Mary Helen Bowers for a year in preparation for the film Black Swan and her system works for non-dancers by simplifying the balletic exercises that result in these beautiful lines.’
Portman On Her Strenuous Exercise Routine
‘My new regimen gave me a sense of discipline, a much better body image, and so much more strength.’
Portman On Real Ballerinas
‘I do wonder now how people can do this kind of role when they have a family.’
Portman On Working Through Injury
‘All dancers are always dancing with an extreme injury, not just a sore muscle. They’re dancing on a sprained ankle or with a twisted neck or something.’
Portman On Sleep
‘If I didn’t have kids or didn’t have to go to work, I’d probably sleep ’til noon!’
Portman On Her Work Ethic
‘I was different from the other kids. I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked very hard. I was a very serious kid.
Portman On Schadenfreude
‘I love beauty and I love glamour, and they can be part of the sweetness of life in the face of really dark things — and that has great worth.’
Portman On Empowering Women
‘I’ve been so inspired by the many women I’ve met through Time’s Up…Whenever I think I have too much to handle, I see what they’re doing and know I can do more.’
How she stays present
When it comes to ambitions for her own health and wellness, Natalie’s involve focusing her attention – and trying not to do too much.
‘I think if I can just focus it takes a lot of the stress away,’ she says. ‘Simplifying – [where] you only do one thing at a time.’ As to her biggest downtime priority? ‘Being with my kids and actually spending time with them.’