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 will be a guest lecturer and researcher at the London School of Economics, for a Masters course entitled 'Women, Peace and Security' from 2017.
Angelina Jolie has been appointed as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics to teach a new course about the impact of war and security issues on women as of next year.
The prestigious British university announced on Monday (May 23rd) that the A-list actress and director has been appointed as a ‘professor in practice’ alongside former foreign secretary William Hague on a new MSc course titled ‘Women, Peace and Security’, a one year course that will begin in 2017 and for which students can apply from this autumn.
The 40 year old star will give guest lectures, participate in workshops and undertake her own research, taking part in teaching at least once in the academic year and on further occasions as her schedule will allow.
Angelina Jolie is set to teach students about sexual violence in conflict on a new course at a London university.
The Tomb Raider star teamed up with former British Foreign Secretary William Hague to launch the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in 2012 in a bid to crack down on sexual attacks in war zones, and held the the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in 2014.
They are continuing their campaign to tackle the issue by becoming visiting professors on a new one-year master's course Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economic (LSE).
“It is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict,” Angelina said in a statement.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Teach University Course On Sexual Violence
Jolie described Trump's comments about 'the wall' and Muslims "hard to hear", and called for much greater international co-operation to tackle the crisis on Europe's borders.
Angelina Jolie has warned that a “politics of fear” has been allowed to proliferate over the current refugee crisis on Europe’s borders, because of inaction by individual states and a lack of international co-operation.
The 40 year old actress, a special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), spoke to the BBC as part of a day dedicated to issues that cause, and arise from, the mass movement of people around the world. She described the challenge as a “once-in-a-generation moment when nations have to pull together.”
Angelina Jolie called for urgent action to tackle the European refugee crisis
Angelina Jolie has slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his plan to ban Muslims from entering the country if he is elected to the White House.
The Wanted star, a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has been lobbying government officials around the world to do more to tackle the refugee crisis in recent years, particularly to help those displaced by the Syrian war.
She underlined her message on Monday (16May16) to mark the BBC's World on the Move day, which examines the problem of refugees across the globe, and warned that policies of isolationism are counter-productive to world peace and security.
"Fear of uncontrolled migration has eroded public confidence and the ability of governments and international institutions to control the situation," Jolie declared at an event in London. "It has given space to a false air of legitimacy to those who promote politics of fear and separation.
Jack O'Connell has no interest in fixing his teeth as he’ll never consider himself “Hollywood”.
It was Angelina flick Unbroken that launched the 25-year-old stateside, but the Derby-born lad has zero interest in becoming your typical star.
“Whenever I go to LA, people tell me I should get my teeth done. Unless they want theirs f**king rearranging as well I suggest they keep their mouth shut,” he matter-of-factly told Britain’s ES Magazine.
Continue reading: Jack O'connell Has No Dental Dilemma When It Comes To His Teeth
Angelina Jolie is reportedly seeking advice from an influential British politician about a U.K. government role.
The American actress, who has her main home in London, has lobbied governments on issues including human and women's rights, immigration and conservation for a number of years.
In 2012, she launched the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative with then British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and has formed a close bond with one of his advisers Baroness Arminka Helic.
Helic, who fled to Britain during the Yugoslav conflict of the 1990s, is now reportedly advising the star on what future political roles she could take on.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie 'Eyeing British Government Role'
She's edged out rumoured favourite Daisy Ridley to land the role of the archaeologist-adventurer in the re-boot, tipped for late 2017.
The Swedish star, 27, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in last year’s critically acclaimed The Danish Girl, is to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an origin story that tracks the computer game heroine’s first adventure.
Alicia Vikander is to take the role of Lara Croft in an upcoming 'Tomb Raider' re-boot
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The studio announced nine upcoming live-action features, based on classic tales.
Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.
Emma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.
The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.
Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone have signed on to bring two classic Disney villains back to the big screen.
Jolie is officially returning to star as Maleficent in the sequel to the 2014 film, while Stone is set to portray 101 Dalmatians' Cruella de Vil in another Disney spin-off, titled Cruella.
Both A-listers have been circling the projects for months, and they were confirmed for the roles on Monday (25Apr16).
Filming schedules and release dates have not been announced, and little is known about the two movies, although Disney bosses have confirmed Linda Woolverton, who wrote the script for Malificent, will be back for the film's sequel.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie & Emma Stone Confirmed As Disney Villains
Daisy Ridley can go on the Star Wars set unrecognised if she dresses in her regular clothes.
The British newcomer, who shot to fame playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, began filming the follow-up in February (16) and she enjoys the project so much that she visits the set even when she isn't due to film any scenes, and most of the team don't even realise it is her without her Rey costume.
“I go to the set even when I’m not wanted, just so people remember me," she tells London's Evening Standard. "When I walk onto the set in my civvies (civilian clothes) they don’t recognise me, but when I’m in costume they’re like, ‘There’s Rey,’ and it’s such a nice feeling.”
Daisy still feels like "little old me" despite her new found stardom, and she admits she never predicted how popular the new movie would be and finds it overwhelming if she thinks about it too much.
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Goes Unrecognised On Star Wars Set
Angelina Jolie - DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox present the world premiere of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at TCL Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 16th January 2016
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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