Angelina Jolie

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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.

Angelina Jolie: Net worth
Angelina Jolie's earnings in June 2013 were $33 million (Forbes)

Angelina Jolie: 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.

Angelina Jolie: 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.

Angelina Jolie: 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.
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13th December 2014 -

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Angelina Jolie Named TIME's Woman of the Year

12th December 2014 -

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10th December 2014 -

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6th December 2014 -

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4th December 2014 -

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Angelina Jolie Walks Away Uninjured After Car Crash

1st December 2014 -

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1st December 2014 -

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27th November 2014 -

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27th November 2014 -

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25th November 2014 -

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Angelina Jolie "Absolutely" Plans To Give Up Acting

23rd November 2014 -

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A Week In Movies: World Premieres For Lawrence, Cumberbatch And Jolie And New Trailers Arrive For Fifty Shades And Cinderella

21st November 2014 -

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20th November 2014 -

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scorpie

Angie and Brad.....2 beautiful people...who cares so much about others that defending their love together was not their priority until now....now that Angie is pregnant....that is a sign of true love between them.Goodluck to both of you.

8 years 8 months ago
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evstevie

Angelina Jolie is the most awesome woman in the entertainment industry today. She has managed to maintain her acting career while fulfilling her personal life goals as a wife, mother, and as an Ambassador. She is to be congratulated and totally appreciated for all the many sacrifices that she has made and continue to make to this world. She is my "She-Ro".

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Sonia Deriu

Italian 73: She is amazing and I admire her as a mother, advocate, actress, wife, ambassador. Going to Libya, Afghanistan, and other places with harsh climates and conditions to witness real human suffering and tragedy means that she has a lot of inner strength and conviction. Forever Ms Jolie Admirerwww.tagged.com/soniad73

3 years 8 months ago
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mickie123

It's very tacky and inappropriate to be kissing and cuddling at the SAG awards. My message to them is to stay home.

6 years 11 months ago
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phoxiya

Hello maam Angelina Joliethanks for coming to pakistanits an honor that you visited and saw the problemsi hope that good people like always God will keep sending in this worldthankyou Allah hafiz

4 years 2 months ago
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redcookiegirl

I am horrified that this poser is playing Dagny Taggart whose integrity is intregal to the character. There are a lot of actresses who could pull this difficult role off, but Jolie with her sad compulsion of lie-spinning is not one of them, poor thing. Horrible casting.

5 years 11 months ago
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Alex Baran

angelina is a really hot mummy! she looks great even now when she's pregnant and gained a lot of pounds. she's got a great body; I read here at projectweightloss.com she does kickboxing - this is really cool! it probably helped her stay in shape.

6 years 7 months ago
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In the history of mankind I wonder if there has ever been a woman of such stature and caliber as Angelina Jolie ; an ideal wife and mother , genuinely humane & a true professional , personification of complete womanhood in all aspects : A woman of true grit who has courage of conviction ; indeed a woman of substance ! I've been trying to contact Angelina through her manager/agents since 2009 for a film project but no response as yet . I wonder if somebody can genuinely help me reach her ? Vikrant Sohrab _ vschaudhary1977@gmail.com +91 9887377691 or +91 978330131

3 years 6 months ago
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appleann

little shiloh is so cute, she got her mommy's feature, her eyes got it from her daddy.

8 years 6 months ago
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Akas

Angelina Jolie, is a great actress and well-known as generous lady in charity and committed for helping the poor in the developing countries, so I would like to suggest that she should posted one of your email contact address for public or her fans to contact her directly whether she could reply those emails or not is up to your available times and ability. There are a plenty of people who interested to contact her whether in either positive or negative purposes. Particularly I strongly believe that many people in the world wish to send her great welcomes enthusiasm and blessing her. But they couldn’t know how they could contact her directly. So I hope she might consider this proposal as soon as she can, so that all the fans and the people will be delighted to write her directly.

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