Beard’s success has earned her the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice.She has won a total of twenty-one medals in major international competition, five gold, thirteen silver, and three bronze spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, the Pan Pacific Championships, and the Summer Universiade.Her first significant role was as a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens.Soon afterwards she moved to Los Angeles, and won guest roles on several TV shows, and a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, before landing a part in the film Scream 2. From 2003–06, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Story in 2003; then, in the same year, 2003, she acted out the role of an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day.Beard was the youngest of three daughters born in Irvine, California.Beard's older sisters, Leah and Taryn, had joined a local swim program, piquing their little sister's interest.Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games at the age of 14, while still a student at Irvine High School in Irvine, California.
She grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modelled for print and TV commercials as a child.
Beard attended the University of Arizona where she won an individual NCAA Division I championship in 2001. Olympic Swim Trials, she qualified to participate in four events at the Athens games and broke the world record in the 200 m breaststroke.
In 2003, she became the world champion and American record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke. She went on to win the gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke.
It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.
The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.
In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known.