Actress Natalie Portman, tennis star Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian are part of a majority woman-founded group that will own the newest soccer team in the United States.
The National Women’s Soccer League announced that it has awarded the Angel City group the franchise for a new Los Angeles team, which will join the league in the spring of 2022.
The investor group is led by Oscar-winning actress Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman and Alexis Ohanian, Williams’ husband and the co-founder of Reddit.
Other famous names involved are fellow Hollywood actors Eva Longoria, Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain, along with more than a dozen former US Women’s National Team stars, including Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett and Abby Wambach.
Serena Williams, her daughter Alexis Olympia and husband Alexis Ohanian are also among the star-studded group.
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