Natalie Portman 'grateful' for new charity role

Wednesday April 4, 2012

Natalie Portman has taken on a new role as ambassador for a children's charity.

The Oscar-winning Black Swan actress - who gave birth to son Aleph last year - will be working with Free The Children. The organisation which helps youngsters in developing countries.

Natalie, 30, said she was grateful for "the opportunity to channel my passion and love of children into meaningful action that furthers the education and leadership of young women for years to come".

The star, who is rumoured to have tied the knot with Aleph's dad, dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, added that she hopes others join her in supporting the cause.

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