Hello everybody. Natalie Portman was born in 1981 in Jerusalem. Portman grew up in Connecticut and on Long Island. At age ten she was noticed by a Revlon agent but turned down the opportunity to become a child model for the company. Shortly after she decided to audition for a Hollywood movie. She got the part and her acting career exploded. Her first movie was Leon: The Professional.
If you have never watched this movie, go watch it and you will see how brilliant this young girl was. David Letterman did an interview with Portman about this movie when she was 13 and you can see how mature she is at a young age. Of course she joined the Star Wars cast as Padme Amidala and the Marvel Universe as Jane Foster and Mighty Thor. She has had a number of great movies outside of those mega franchises though. She was in Cold Mountain alongside Renée Zellweger, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, Closer staring among , Clive Owen, and Julia Roberts, and her most recent move May December set to hit theaters November 17.
Portman had also done a fair share of TV in such shows as sesame Street, The Simpsons, and Angel City. Among her childhood success Portman took the time to study at Harvard and graduated in 2003. Getting a degree was challenging but very important to her. Portman is smart, beautiful, a delight to listen to, and just awesome at whatever roll she takes on. She is one of my favorite actresses and I look forward to seeing what she does in the future.