The Natalie Portman speech mentions how she began acting at the age of 11. She has starred in several successful movies, including Star Wars Episode I, II and III ('The Phantom Menace,' 'Attack of the Clones' and 'Revenge of the Sith'). Other film credits include 'V for Vendetta,' 'Goya's Ghosts,' 'The Other Boleyn Girl,' 'Black Swan' and 'Thor.' She also made her debut as a director in 'A Tale of Love and Darkness,' which was also mentioned in the Natalie Portman speech. For her role in 'Black Swan,' she was awarded Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role among many others.
The Harvard graduate and Academy Award winner is also heavily involved with social and political causes, including global microfinance organization FINCA and international charity and education partner Free the Children.