Her former employers include Teen Vogue, for which she was a fashion contributor, People's Revolution, and Diane von Fürstenberg.In 2006, Port rose to prominence as one of the four original cast members in The Hills, an MTV reality television series.Port was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.She is the daughter of Jeffery and Vicki Lyn Port (née Woskoff). She achieved national and international recognition on the US reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which she and Jon Gosselin are profiled as they raise their atypical family of sextuplets and twins.
To produce the show, the family was filmed for three or four days per week.
She has an older brother, Ryan, an older sister, Ashley, and two younger sisters, Paige and Jade. She then went to Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences for middle school and high school.
Her father, Jeff, is the owner of a fashion company called Swarm. In 2007, Port graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in gender studies.
Paper costumes for A Nightmare Side Show, one of thirteen group processions performed during Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffonniers, First Hartford Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 15 February 1936 Standing, left to right: André Masson, Kay Sage, and Calder; sitting, left to right: André Breton, Susanna Perkins Hare, Louisa Calder, Rose Masson, Diego Masson, Charlie Prescott, Mary Calder, and Teeny Matisse, Roxbury, 1941 Alexander Calder Scrapbook, 1924–26. (Calder 1966, 59) October–December: Calder begins classes at the Art Students League of New York, studying life and pictorial composition with John Sloan and portrait painting with George Luks.
The unbound book includes seven folios and eight loose clippings, two newspapers, and one poster: black-and-white and color; 16 1/8" x 12 1/4". (Calder 1966, 59–61, 66–67; ASL, registration records) January–April: Calder enrolls again at the Art Students League, taking classes in portrait painting with George Luks, head and figure with Guy Pène du Bois, a drawing class with Boardman Robinson, and an etching class.