Academy Award® nominated actress Natalie Portman is best known for her versatile performances in Mike Nichols’ Closer (Golden Globe Award), Zach Braff’s Garden State, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and her breakout role in Luc Besson’s The Professional. Natalie’s latest work includes acting and directing in New York, I Love You, Jim Sheridan’s Brothers opposite Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Don Roos’ Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, which she also executive produced under her handsomecharlie films banner. Portman recently completed production on David Gordon Green’s comedy Your Highness and will begin filming Darren Aronsfsky’s Black Swan this fall. Portman draws on her celebrity to shine the spotlight on the impact of microloans on those in developing countries. She works on behalf of FINCA International, and was named their Ambassador of Hope in 2004.