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.
Pitt also discussed his relationship to alcohol, something that was rumoured to have fueled the divorce from Jolie last September.
The demise of ‘Brangelina’ was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016, with many expressing shock at how quickly such a high-profile and seemingly stable marriage fell apart. Now, Brad Pitt has broken his silence about his separation from Angelina Jolie in a new interview with GQ Style magazine.
Speaking about his divorce for the first time, the 53 year old revealed that he has sought professional counselling to help him deal with the emotional fallout of his split from Jolie, his wife over two years but with whom he was in a relationship for over a decade. They had six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).
“You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one,” he said.
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Brangelina are back on speaking terms, six months on from the announcement of their divorce, it has been reported.
Six months on from the announcement of their explosive divorce, it has been reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on “cordial” speaking terms for the first time as the custody battle over their six children goes on.
Back in September last year, when the news broke that Jolie and Pitt were to disintegrate their two-year marriage and relationship that had lasted for over a decade, it looked as if the process would be ugly, with details played out in the press.
However, in January this year, both sides agreed that the details of the custody of children Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8) would be kept private in sealed court documents.
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For some stars, aid work is their main purpose in life.
Part of being a celebrity means using your voice, your recognition and your wealth to make a difference in the world. It's almost an unspoken rule. But for some stars the likes of Angelina Jolie and Bob Geldof, humanitarian work almost becomes another career.
Whether it's poverty, disease, women's rights or climate change, there's always a major star out there using their popularity to raise awareness and money for it. Here are just a few of the world's most devoted celebrity humanitarians:
Angelina Jolie has visited some of the bleakest countries in the world
Her work with the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative continues at university.
Angelina Jolie proves once and for all that she is much more than just a regular Hollywood actress by turning to one of her most influential roles yet; professor at London School of Economics. She gave her first lecture this week at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
Angelina Jolie lectures at the London School of Economics
The 41-year-old was a guest lecturer at the LSE for the first time today (March 14th 2017), ahead the 12-month master's course that she will teach this coming September. Her lecture largely focused on the treatment of women in refugee camps, and the vulnerabilities that they faced.
In the midst of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad has reportedly reached out to his ex-wife Jen via text.
New reports suggest that famous exes Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are back in contact with each other once again, with Pitt reaching out to his former flame in the aftermath of his recent split from wife Angelina Jolie.
The pair were married for five years between 2000 and 2005 before splitting up. The breakdown of their marriage was played out in the public eye, with Pitt still married when he met his second (and now soon to be ex-) wife Jolie on the set of their 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith.
Brad 'n' Jen are apparently texting again!
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Jolie spoke to 'Good Morning America's George Stephanopolous on Tuesday about her career, and where things were regarding her split from Brad Pitt.
The 41 year old actor and director spoke to ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Tuesday (February 21st) about her upcoming professional projects, but host George Stephanopolous also enquired about the state of play regarding the ongoing divorce proceedings, and whether her family life was indeed ‘healthier’ post-split, as she had intimated a few days before.
“We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family,” Jolie said.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Says Brad Pitt Is Still A Great Father
If you're squeamish about bugs, look away now.
It has always been clear that Angelina Jolie is not your average Hollywood star, and if you needed further proof of that it's worth watching her nibble tarantulas and fry scorpions with her kids in Cambodia. This is the cookery show we always wanted to see.
Angelina Jolie fries up a scream with Cambodia bug feast
'See the hard part where you have the teeth? Take the fangs out', she says, as she picks apart a dead arachnid before moving on to a bowl of crickets, her twins Vivienne and Knox trying their hardest not to look grossed out. 'You start with crickets. Crickets and a beer. And then you kind of move up to tarantulas.'
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Angelina announced her shock split from Brad last September.
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”.
Angelina Jolie has spoken for the first time about her shock split from husband Brad Pitt last September
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The star has been out of the limelight since the announcement of her divorce from actor, Brad Pitt
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 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.
Jolie penned an essay for the New York Times, speaking out against Trump's executive order.
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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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
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
Angelina Jolie - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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