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.
15 year old Maddox, the eldest Jolie-Pitt child, refused to attend the supervised reunion with Brad last Saturday, according to reports.
Brad Pitt’s patient wait to be reunited with his children in the wake of his divorce from Angelina Jolie didn’t go quite as well as he would have liked, with his eldest son Maddox reportedly refusing to attend, according to new reports.
A number of sources close to both the 52 year old actor and 41 year old Jolie told Us Weekly that, despite following the parenting agreement that he and Jolie had agreed upon regarding the first time the kids would see him, and waiting while they underwent therapy, the eventual reunion last Saturday (October 8th) didn’t go according to plan, with Maddox not showing up.
Brad Pitt's reunion with his kids didn't go as well as he would have hoped
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Under supervision, Pitt was allowed to see some of his six kids last weekend, for the first time since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.
For the first time since the celebrity divorce that rocked the world last month, Brad Pitt has finally been able to see some of his children last weekend.
A number of sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Pitt was at last reunited with some of his six children on Saturday (October 8th). A monitor was present during that time, and both he and Angelina Jolie had agreed to the conditions prior to the visit.
There had been previous reports last week that Pitt had already had some contact with his children, but the new reports indicate that these were not true.
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The actress admires Angelina for turning her 'pain into power'.
Things haven't been easy for Hollywood's most iconic couple of this generation, but Angelina Jolie has won the support of 'Suicide Squad' star Cara Delevingne who named her as one of her Girl Heroes for both her activism and her handling of her divorce situation with Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie gets support from Cara Delevingne
The 24-year-old model-turned-actress took to Instagram with a photo of the 'Maleficent' star, explaining to her followers how she admires her for transforming 'pain into power', and for her work with refugees as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Continue reading: Cara Delevingne Sings Angelina Jolie's Praises In Touching Message
Law enforcement sources suggest that the substance of the allegations of child abuse aimed at Pitt do not warrant an investigation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation in America has reportedly decided to not investigate the child abuse accusations levelled against Brad Pitt – and said that the investigation was never opened in the first place because there was no case to answer.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that “the matter should never have even been referred to the agency”, regarding the accusations that Pitt had verbally and physically abused his son on board a private jet last month.
The 52 year old Hollywood A-lister, who is in the process of divorcing Angelina Jolie after she filed court papers just over a fortnight ago, was accused of “screaming” and “ranting” at the couple’s six children during a flight from France to the US earlier this year.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Will Reportedly Not Be Prosecuted By The FBI
Jolie and her six children are reported to have entered therapy in the aftermath of the divorce from Brad Pitt.
The 41 year old actress is said to have gone to therapy along with her six children after she filed for divorce from Pitt two weeks ago, claims a new article in People magazine. “It’s been a traumatic situation,” a source close to the situation told the news outlet.
Jolie has taken the steps in order to “stay strong for her kids”, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, while their lives have been in upheaval over the last fortnight.
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Melissa Etheridge has sided strongly with Brad Pitt over his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt’s long-time friend Melissa Etheridge slams the recent claims of child abuse made against him as “completely unfounded”, and rounded on Angelina Jolie for causing their marriage to break apart.
The 55 year old country singer was speaking on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show on Monday (October 3rd), and was asked about the claims currently being thrown around in Brad and Angelina’s bitter divorce and the custody battle over their six children. An old friend of Pitt’s, having sung at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston several years ago, Etheridge didn’t mince her words.
Melissa Etheridge responded bluntly when asked about the Brangelina divorce
Judy Smith has worked with Monica Lewinsky and Paula Deen.
Smith is said to be helping Jolie in her high-profile split from husband Brad Pitt, which continues to dominate headlines.
Has Angelina Jolie hired a 'crisis manager'?
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Hollywood's biggest divorce continues to get the rumour mill talking
As the world scrambles for more information on the most shocking Hollywood split of the year, it has been revealed that cracks in their relationship were appearing for some time before the final divorce knell.
The Hollywood super couple have called time on their relationship after 12 years
US Weekly claims that Brad, 52, and Angelina, 41, were living in different wings of their huge 80,000sqft Hollywood Hills estate in the lead up to the separation.
Aniston's name has been trending on social media consistently in the week following the 'Brangelina' divorce bombshell.
Courteney Cox has stepped in to defend her former ‘Friends’ colleague Jennifer Aniston from the media spotlight and speculation that’s surrounded her ever since the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce came to light, saying “it’s not about her”.
The ‘Brangelina’ split has been the dominant news story for the past week and, one day after the divorce story came out, social media was flooded with gifs and memes of 47 year old Aniston cheerleading and celebrating Ang and her ex-husband Brad’s misery. #JenniferAniston even briefly became the second most popular topic on Twitter, behind #Brangelina itself.
Jennifer Aniston, now married to Justin Theroux, has been unceremoniously dragged into the 'Brangelina' divorce
The couple have recently found themselves dragged into the Brangelina divorce and even forced to deny split rumours.
As the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce continues to dominate headlines, Jennifer Aniston’s husband Justin Theroux has revealed the secret behind their happy marriage. Theroux's comments come less than a week after a rep for Aniston was forced to deny that the couple will soon be following Brangelina to the divorce courts.
Justin Theroux has revealed why his marriage to Jennifer Aniston works
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Theroux said: "We appreciate each other's sense of humour, we respect one another and we get along. I know it sounds simple but it's true!”
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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
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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