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Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) Angelina Jolie is an American film actor and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.

Net worth: Angelina Jolie's earnings in June 2013 were $33 million (Forbes)

Childhood: Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, California to father Jon Voight and mother Marcheline Bertrand, both of whom are actors. Jolie was inspired to act through watching films with her mother as a child. Jolie enrolled at the Lee Stasberg Theatre Institute, where she appeared in several stage productions. Jolie dropped out of acting class at the age of 14, wanting to become a funeral director. She began working as a model mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London. Jolie graduated high school and returned to acting classes two years later. In her teens and early twenties, she suffered depression and self-harmed due to being bullied and feeling isolated in high school. She also experimented with drugs around this time of her life, including heroin. Jolie has had a difficult relationship with her father, due to his infidelity that caused her parents to separate in 1976. After many years of not speaking to her father, Jolie reconciled with him when he appeared with Jolie in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'. They fell out again, before making up in 2007 in the wake of her mother's death from ovarian cancer.

Career: Though she made her screen debut as a child, Jolie's acting career really began a decade later with the low budget production Cyborg 2 (1993) and later with her first leading role in Hackers (1995). She then went on to star in the critically acclaimed biographical films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999). Jolie achieved international fame playing videogame heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and the sequel in 2003, and since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. One of her biggest commercial successes has been with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) although Beowulf and The Good Shepherd also did well. In 2008, Jolie starred in the action film 'Wanted' alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, which was met with generally positive reviews. She then featured in the animated film 'Kung Fu Panda' voicing Master Tigress. Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Jackie Chan also featured in the film. The same year, Jolie starred in Clint Eastwood's 'Changeling', which earned her nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award. Jolie didn't feature in another film until starring in the 2010 thriller 'Salt'. She also starred alongside Johnny Depp in 'The Tourist' that year, which received negative reviews mostly, but Jolie did receive a Golden Globe nomination for the role. Jolie then reprised her role as Master Tigress in 'Kung Fu Panda 2', which went on to be the fourth highest grossing film of 2011. Jolie made her directional debut with the romantic drama film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'. The film received mix reviews overall, but received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes. After a three year absence from film, in 2014 Jolie starred in the Disney film 'Maleficent' which tells the story of 'Sleeping Beauty' through antagonist Maleficent, Jolie's character. Angelina Jolie has donated a remarkable amount of money to charitable causes throughout her career as well as making many publicised visits to third world countries. In 2012, after being a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for more than a decade, Jolie was promoted to the rank of Special Envoy to High Commissioner António Guterres, the first to take on such a position in the organization. In this role, Jolie represents UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level to facilitate lasting solutions for people harmed by crises.

Personal Life: In March, 1996, Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in the film 'Hackers'. Not content with a wedding dress, she wore black rubber pants and a white shirt which featured Jonny's name written in blood. Jolie and Miller separated the following year and subsequently divorced in 1999. Jolie is bisexual and has previously had a relationship with Jenny Shimizu. She then married American actor Billy Bob Thornton in 2000. They were divorced in May 2003. In 2005, it was alleged that Jolie and Brad Pitt had begun an affair during 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', despite Pitt being married to Jennifer Aniston. They denied that their relationship begun during that time and still insist they got together following Pitt and Aniston's divorce. Jolie and Pitt have six children, three of whom were adopted. Maddox Chivan was adopted in 2002 in Cambodia, Pax Thien in Vietnam in 2007 and Zahara Marley in Ethiopia in 2005. Their biological children are Shiloh Nouvel (b. 2007) and twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline (b. 2008). In 2013, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she was at high risk of developing breast cancer due to her BRCA1 gene. The news was received with an enormous amount of respect from the media and fans alike. Jolie currently has around 13 known tattoos, among them the Tennessee Williams quote "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages", which she got together with her mother.



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Angelina Jolie Speaks On 'Difficult' Brad Pitt Divorce


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Angelina Jolie has spoken for the first time about the end of her decade long relationship with Brad Pitt.

The actress is currently in Cambodia, promoting new film First They Killed My Father and said that despite their divorce her and Pitt will always be “family”.

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Angelina Jolie Appears In Public To Talk About New Film, First They Killed My Father


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It’s been a tough few months for Angelina Jolie following the high-profile split of her and actor Brad Pitt and the star has largely stayed out of the spotlight since Septembrr. However, to promote her new film, First They Killed My Father, the actress made her first public appearance since the break-up in Cambodia - where the flick is set.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie has made her first public appearance since the break-down of her marriage

The director and mother-of-six spearheaded the movie which focuses on the Cambodian war-time experiences of Loung Un as a young child grappling with the brutal Khmer Rogue dictatorship.

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Angelina Jolie Writes Essay About Donald Trump's Travel Ban


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Angelina Jolie has warned about Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeted at Muslim-majority countries, saying that policy “should be based on facts, not fear”.

In an article penned for the New York Times and published on Thursday (February 2nd), the 41 year old humanitarian activist expressed her anger at president Trump’s executive order, which was signed last week and has caused havoc.

“Americans have shed blood to defend the idea that human rights transcend culture, geography, ethnicity and religion,” she wrote in the essay. “The decision to suspend the resettlement of refugees to the United States and deny entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with shock by our friends around the world precisely because of this record.”

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Explosive Film About Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Divorce In The Works


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The sudden and tumultuous end of Brangelina was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016; now, the dissolution of Angelina Jolie’s marriage to Brad Pitt is to be the subject of a potentially explosive documentary by filmmaker Ian Halperin.

The 52 year old investigative journalist and best-selling author Halperin announced details of a new film he’s produced that promises to tell the inside story of Brad and Angelina’s decade-long relationship and eventual divorce proceedings.

According to initial reports, the documentary will uncover a lot of dirty laundry. “This is the definitive film about Brangelina and a lot of secrets are going to come out,” a source close to the project told The Sun on Thursday (January 26th).

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Jon Voight Says He's Rooting For Daughter Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt


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Jon Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt, saying he’s rooting for the former couple and their six children.

Voight and Jolie have gone through well-documented periods of estrangement in recent years, but they have since repaired their father-daughter relationship.

Jon VoightJon Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Decide To Keep Their Divorce Private


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Former superstar couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shocked the celebrity world when they announced their split in September after over ten years and six children together. Since their separation, the former lovers have been particularly antagonistic towards each other.

Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie and her estranged husband Brad Pitt and decided to keep their difficult divorce private

However, the pair have now confirmed they will keep the details of their divorce confidential by using a private judge.

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Release First Joint Statement On Divorce


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement since filling for divorce last September.

The high profile split has so far played out in public with allegations coming from both sides, but the couple have now committed to handling the rest of their divorce proceedings in private.

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Angelina Jolie Agrees To Seal Custody Documents With Brad Pitt


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Angelina Jolie has agreed to seal the court documents in her upcoming custody case with her estranged husband Brad Pitt, whom she is in the process of divorcing.

The decision comes almost a month after 53 year old Pitt requested an emergency court hearing to keep the legal battle regarding the ex-couple’s six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight year old twins Vivienne and Knox – private and shielded from the public eye after Jolie’s lawyer filed details of their temporary, voluntary custody arrangement.

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Brad Pitt's Request To Seal Divorce Documents Rejected By Judge


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A request made by Brad Pitt to seal all court documents related to his divorce from Angelina Jolie and the upcoming custody battle over their children has been rejected by a judge, it has been reported.

In a hearing held on Wednesday (December 7th) organised at short notice by Pitt in court papers he had filed the day before, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr. denied the blanket request to maintain privacy regarding all documents, a court spokesperson said.

However, the judge did not rule out sealing specific individual documents in the case, particularly those pertaining to the ex-couple’s six children, who are all minors.

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Brad Pitt Requests Emergency Court Hearing To Keep Divorce Details Private


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Brad Pitt has filed emergency court papers in order to keep the details of his divorce and custody war with Angelina Jolie out of the media spotlight, according to new reports.

An unnamed source connected to the case told TMZ on Tuesday (December 6th) that Pitt had filed papers in family court in Los Angeles the same day, requesting an emergency hearing with the aim of sealing all documents pertaining to the divorce and the custody dispute over their children.

Reportedly, the 52 year old actor is doing so in what he believes is in the best interest of his six children, and is unhappy with how Jolie has handled the divorce with the media. The hearing was scheduled for the following day, meaning that a news update on this situation may be imminent.

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General view - The front gates of the $95,000-a-month Malibu mansion rented by Angelina Jolie in the wake of her divorce from Brad Pitt. - Malibu, California, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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Angelina Jolie Pitt , Brad Pitt - World premiere gala screening of 'By the Sea' at TCL Chinese Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 5th November 2015

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Angelina Jolie, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt - Angelina Jolie takes her two daughters Shiloh and Vivienne shopping at Barnes & Noble in Studio City at Studio City - Los Angeles, Califorina, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

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Angelina Jolie

Date of birth

4th June, 1974

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.69


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Angelina Jolie Movies

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often...

By the Sea Movie Review

By the Sea Movie Review

For their first on-screen partnership since Mr & Mrs Smith a decade ago, Brad Pitt...

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be...

By The Sea - Gimme Shelter Featurette Trailer

By The Sea - Gimme Shelter Featurette Trailer

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talk about the unusual situation of playing a married couple...

By The Sea - Teaser Trailer

By The Sea - Teaser Trailer

It's the 1970s and Roland and Vanessa are an outwardly respectable married couple, struggling to...

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still...

Unbroken Movie Review

Unbroken Movie Review

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made...

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Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) is a rebel. His constant fights and reckless behaviour cause more...

Unbroken Trailer

Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini has learned to fight tooth and nail for what he believes in all...

Maleficent Movie Review

Maleficent Movie Review

Disney rewrites its own history again with this revisionist version of its 1959 classic Sleeping...

Maleficent Trailer

Maleficent Trailer

'Maleficent' stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning talk about the upcoming fairytale movie alongside screenwriter...

Maleficent Trailer

Maleficent Trailer

Maleficent is a cruel sorceress who will stop at nothing to destroy those who have...

Unbroken Trailer

Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini may have been a wayward child, constantly getting into trouble with the local...

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Maleficent is a merciless sorceress who dubs herself the 'Mistress of All Evil'. But she...

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