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  • 7 Jewish celebrities who started acting when they were kids

    Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
    And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
    1. Natalie Portman

    Age: 13
    Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
    Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
    What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸

  • Daniel Radcliffe: The next Allen Ginsberg or J.K. Rowling?

    Daniel Radcliffe may have been inspired by Harry Potter, big time. The star we’ve watched transform from a first year at Hogwarts to a Broadway-singing, horror-film-acting man wants to write a book. Daniel is playing Allen Ginsberg in an upcoming movie, “Kill Your Darlings,” and says that much like his character, he wants to pursue… More ▸

  • Daniel Radcliffe talks about childhood OCD and being a celebrity

    In a recent interview with the British tabloid The Sun, ex-wizard Daniel Radcliffe openly talked about suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a kid. DanRad developed the condition at the age of five and said that, at its worst, it would take him five minutes to turn off a light. Radcliffe said:  “I had to repeat… More ▸

  • Daniel Radcliffe: 10 points. Saturday Night Live: 0

    Legendary (and recently dried up) late-night sketch show “Saturday Night Live” ushered in 2012 with a bang. And by “bang,” I mean hardcore suckiness. With English wizarding legend Daniel Radcliffe hosting and newcomer Lana Del Rey, producers thought the show would be a hit. Unfortunately, they forgot about their crappy writers and past musical disasters…. More ▸

  • CNN’s list of celebrity health stories of 2011

    CNN came out with a list of the top celebrity health stories of 2011, and Tribe members have certainly made their mark. Sure, Charlie Sheen and Kate Middleton may top the list for their respective issues (Sheen, of course, for being crazy, and Middleton sure lost a lot of pre-wedding weight) but Jewish celebrities had… More ▸

  • Daniel Radcliffe named EW’s Entertainer of the Year

    This sure has been the year of Daniel Radcliffe. The 22-year-old English actor had his very final turn as Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” earlier this year, with an astonishing global box office success of over $1 billion. He received MTV’s Actor We’re Most Thankful For Award during the… More ▸

  • This week’s Weekly Sizzle!

    Each week, 6 Degrees No Bacon, the Jewish celebrity blog, brings you the Weekly Sizzle, the six most interesting Jewish celebrity stories featuring commentary from our devoted correspondents. This week’s stories: 1. Natalie Portman to appear on a PETA postage stamp 2. Drake talks about Jewish Rappers 3. Amar’e Stoudemire teaches Hebrew, for real. 4. After LeBron, Kobe shoots… More ▸

  • Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg

    It seems like Daniel Radcliffe has been transitioning pretty smoothly from the world of Harry Potter to the world of roles that are not Harry Potter. The young actor will have to work some magic to portray gay Jewish poet Allen Ginsberg in a new film. The thriller “Kill Your Darlings” is about poetry, gay… More ▸