Natalie Portman welcomes baby girl, Amalia
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Natalie Portman welcomes baby girl, Amalia

Israeli-born actress and husband Benjamin Millepied, parents to 5-year-old son Aleph, announce birth of second child

Natalie Portman, right, and her husband Benjamin Millepied, arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 8, 2017 (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Natalie Portman, right, and her husband Benjamin Millepied, arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 8, 2017 (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has given birth to her second child, a girl she and her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, named Amalia.

The baby girl arrived on February 22, a representative for Portman confirmed to the media on Friday. The rep said mother and baby were “healthy and happy.”

Portman and Millepied, 39, who coached her in ballet on the set of “Black Swan,” are also parents to a 5-year-old son, Aleph. The family, who lived in Paris for two years while Millepied headed the Paris Opera Ballet, recently moved to Los Angeles.

Millepied is the founder and director of L.A. Dance Project, a contemporary dance company that works with emerging and established artists.

Jerusalem-born Portman was recently nominated for best actress at the Academy Awards 2017 for her portrayal of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the film “Jackie.”

Portman had described the role as the most “dangerous” of her career.

“[E]veryone knows what she looked like, sounded like and has a kind of idea of her,” Portman told Variety last year.

In 2011, Portman was pregnant with her son when she took home the award for “Black Swan.”

Portman is slated to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish female US Supreme Court justice, in another future film.

In 2015, Portman directed and adapted as a screenplay the Hebrew-language “A Tale of Love and Darkness” film, based on the Amos Oz film. She also starred in the film.

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