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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy Birthday, Natalie Portman!

Today, we are celebrating the 31st birthday of actress Natalie Portman. Born Natalie Hershlag in Jerusalem, her family soon moved to the United States and ultimately settled in New York, where she still currently resides. Although she succeeded academically, Portman managed to nab a few film roles as a teenager that started her on her acting journey. It wasn't until her role as Queen Amidala in the Star Wars prequels that she hit superstardom, and those performances helped open a number of doors for her continuing career. At the same time, however, Portman attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in psychology. In 2009, Portman started to date her Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The two have since been married and have a son. Here's a few fun facts and accolades awarded to Natalie Portman throughout her acting career:

First Film: Léon: The Professional (1994)
Last Film: Thor (2011)
Next Film: Lawless (2013)

Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress, Closer (2004)
Won: Best Actress, Black Swan (2010)

Over the years, I've managed to see twelve of Portman's films, and on average, her films have received a 'B' grade. From these twelve, I have created the following list of my five favorite of her performances: 

5. Grace Cahill
Brothers (2009)


4. Evey
V for Vendetta (2006)


3. Sara
Cold Mountain (2003)


2. Sam
Garden State (2004)


1. Nina Sayers
Black Swan (2010)

Once again, I would like to wish Natalie Portman a happy 31st birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday Natalie,keep being as lovely and talented as you already are,I'd love to see you in a movie with Mr Depp some day or evening....