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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Natalie Portman attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Happy 40th birthday to the talented Natalie Portman!

Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981. She’s an Israeli-born American actress, and she’s also directed and produced films. Over the years, Portman has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest productions, including portraying Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. She has earned an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Here are some great photos of Portman over the years!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!