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.
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.
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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.”
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Writes Essay About Donald Trump's Travel Ban
Investigative journalist Ian Halperin, who wrote a 2009 book about the couple, has made a film titled 'Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina'.
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).
Continue reading: Explosive Film About Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Divorce In The Works
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
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Release First Joint Statement On Divorce
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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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 - 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
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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