Portia Doubleday is an American television and film actress. She is known best for her roles in films such as "Youth in Revolt," "Carrie" (2013), and "Her."
Portia Doubleday may have been a bit more predestined to become an actress than others. After all, not only are both of her parents Christina Hart and Frank Doubleday actors, but her sister Kaitlin is, too. Coupling that with the fact that she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California meant that acting was most certainly in her future.
Portia Ann Doubleday was born on June 22, 1988. She attended magnet school Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies growing up, while at the same time focusing on her acting career from a very young age. When she was only 8, she booked her first acting gig in a television commercial for Goldfish crackers. At the same time, her parents still encouraged her to finish school before taking on acting as a career, and she did. She even played soccer for 12 years. After graduating high school, she briefly went on to study psychology in college and was considering pre-med.
In the end, acting trumped all, however. After her humble beginnings in the film "Legend of the Mummy" in 1998, Portia exploded back onto the scene in a big way in 2009, starring as Sheeni Saunders in the comedy "Youth in Revolt." Her work in this film would go on to land her roles in further films such as "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," "Carrie" (2013), and "Her." She also played a lead role on the short-lived NBC series, "Mr. Sunshine." Interestingly, she was also initially cast as Kate in the pilot episode of critically-acclaimed series "United States of Tara," but was unfortunately recast after the pilot due to a creative chose to take the character in a new direction.