Tag: actors

How This Year's Golden Globe Winners Got Their Start

Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

From humble beginnings to silver spoons, check out where this year's Golden Globe winners went to school and how they got their start in Hollywood. read more

A Star is Born

Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Natalie Portman earned rave reviews--and an Academy Award--for her performance as a brilliant but troubled ballerina in the 2009 psychological thriller Black Swan. But convincingly portraying a world-class dancer with the moves to match took more than a few weeks of practicing her pliƩs and pirouettes: Portman actually began studying ballet as a teenager at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts summer camp. read more