Natalie Portman is a very famous actress, who made an impressive name for herself due to the great roles she has had so far throughout her entire career. The actress is still on a constant rise, which shows the fact that, although she has shown an amazing talent and lots of acting skills, there is still more to her to see. Portman has been focusing on her family in the latest period, as she also became a mother and had a lot more on her plate. Even so, the acting roles have been grabbing her attention and are bound to grow in 2013.
Portman came into the acting world in 1994, through the role of Mathilda in Leon: The Professional. This was the part that made her known in the industry, due to the complexity of the part and to the way in which she managed to carry it out perfectly. She continued with the role of Lauren Gustafson, the following year, in Heat. The year 1996 placed her in the following roles: Marty in Beautiful Girls, Laura Dandridge in Everyone Says I Love You and Taffy Dale in Mars Attacks!. In 1999, she played the role of Padme Amidala in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and of Ann August in Anywhere but Here.
The 2000s came with a new series of amazing roles for Portman. This is the period in which she gain even more fame and began to arrange all the parts of her life in a proper way. Natalie Portman played the following roles in the 2000s: Novalee Nation in Where the Heart Is (2000), Padme Amidala in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Sara in Cold Mountain (2003), Samantha in Garden State (2004), Alice Ayres in Closer (2004), Rebecca in Free Zone (2005), Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2006), Leslie in My Blueberry Nights (2007), Molly Mahoney in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Emilia Greenleaf in The Other Woman (2009), Rifka in New York, I Love You (2009) and Grace Cahill in Brothers (2009). The years 2010 and 2011 brought Natalie Portman some of her most reputed roles, such as: Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010), Emma Kurtzman in No Strings Attached (2011), Isabel in Your Highness (2011) and Jane Foster in Thor (2011).