One of the most interesting actresses of our generation, Natalie Portman turns 30 years old Thursday (June 9) and we’d like to wish her a happy birthday by highlighting some of her best stuff.

Now sure, “Black Swan” won her an Oscar. But we’ve never quite gotten over the Marty-Willie storyline of “Beautiful Girls.” Someone kindly edited together all of their scenes into a mini movie, which is above, with the goodbye scene below. So great!

What’s your favorite Natalie Portman role? She doesn’t have anything new in the works just yet, as she is taking a break to have a baby this summer. There is no word on a specific due date, but considering how we watched her baby bump grow throughout awards season, we would have to think it will be any day now. Natalie is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the “Black Swan” set and with whom she is expecting a baby boy.

Happy birthday, Natalie!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."