Natalie Portman is an American-Israeli actress who was born on June 9, 1981. She started her acting career when she was just 10 years old by becoming an understudy for theater actress, Laura Bell Bundy, in the Off-Broadway show, Ruthless!. Portman made her film debut in 1994 by starring in Show more... the movie, Leon: The Professional. She is best known for her role as Padme Amidala in the Star Wars movie series. Portman also appeared in several movies like Black Swan, V for Vendetta, Closer, Thor and Thor: The Dark World.