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.
The actor says he hopes the couple can work things out when it comes to an agreement over their 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 Voight has spoken about his daughter Angelina Jolie’s divorce
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The former Hollywood power couple split in September
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.
Angelina 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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The former couple say they will now be handling their divorce privately.
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.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement
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However, Jolie's lawyer is alleged to have said that Pitt wanted the court papers sealed because he's "terrified that the public will learn the truth".
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.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016
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Pitt had requested that all court documents pertaining to his divorce from Angelina Jolie and the custody battle over their children be sealed.
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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Pitt wants to keep the details of his upcoming divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie out of the public eye, 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.
Pitt and Hudson had been romantically linked by more than one report earlier this week.
An article published by Australian magazine Woman’s Day on Monday (November 28th) claimed that: “Kate is Brad's mystery woman. They've been extremely close over the past few weeks, following several secret meet-ups.”
52 year old Pitt, of course, has been recovering from the shock of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, his partner of more than a decade and wife of two years, which was announced suddenly a little over two months ago.
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Could two of Angelina’s ex-husbands unite on the big screen?
Billy Bob Thornton has said he would love to make a movie with Brad Pitt.
The two actors have never shared the screen together, but are connected due to their high profile relationships with Angelina Jolie.
Thornton was married to the actress from 2000 to 2003, while Pitt and Jolie separated earlier this year after over a decade together.
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Pitt appeared at the red carpet premiere of 'Allied' in L.A. on Tuesday, with reports the following day indicating that the DCFS investigation had been closed.
Brad Pitt has made his first red carpet appearance since his high-profile divorce from Angelina Jolie, in the immediate wake of reportedly being cleared in the investigation that was launched by child services into whether he physically abused his son Maddox aboard a private plane.
The 52 year old actor appeared in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (November 8th) at the premiere of his new film Allied, alongside co-star Marion Cotillard. Onlookers claimed that the star looked like he’d lost a lot of weight since his last public appearance more than two months ago, possibly as the result of the stress of the split plus the investigation.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard filming 'Allied' back in March 2016
Conflicting reports on Monday evening suggest Jolie has, for the time being at least, retained sole custody of the six children she shares with Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly to retain sole custody of her six children in an agreement reached between her and her estranged husband Brad Pitt, despite his recent court filing claiming joint custody, according to a representative for the actress.
Multiple news outlets reported on Monday night (November 7th) that the stars have reached a permanent custody deal that will see 41 year old Jolie keep physical custody of the six children, who range in age from eight to 15 years old, with Pitt getting monitored “therapeutic visits”.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are believed to be fighting over custody of their six children
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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
Angelina Jolie Pitt , Brad Pitt - AFI FEST 2015 Presented By Audi Opening Night Gala Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "By The Sea" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 6th November 2015
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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