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Angelina Jolie Biography

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actor and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.

She is often cited by the media as one of the world's most beautiful women and her off-screen life is widely reported. She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award.

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.

To date her biggest commercial success has been with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) although Beowulf and The Good Shepherd also did well.

Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, as well as a biological daughter.

As well as the acting Jolie has promoted humanitarian causes throughout the world, and is noted for her work with refugees through UNHCR.

Relationships

In March, 1996, Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in the film Hackers. She attended her wedding in black leather pants and a white shirt, upon which she had written the groom's name in her blood. Jolie and Miller separated the following year and subsequently divorced in February, 1999.

She then married American actor Billy Bob Thornton, whom she had met on the set of Pushing Tin, in May, 2000. As a result of their frequent public declarations of love (most famously wearing one another's blood in vials around their necks), their relationship became a favourite topic of the entertainment media. Jolie and Thornton divorced on May, 2003.

In early 2005, Jolie was involved in a well-publicized Hollywood scandal when she was accused of being the "other woman" in the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

The allegation was that she and Pitt had started an affair during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith; however, she has denied this in several interviews.

While Jolie and Pitt never publicly commented on the nature of their relationship, speculations continued throughout 2005 and then in January 2006 Jolie confirmed she was pregnant with Pitt's child and thereby confirmed their relationship for the first time in public.

Tattoos

Jolie currently has 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.

The Arabic phrase (strength of will), the Latin proverb "quod me nutrit me destruit" (what nourishes me destroys me), and a Yantra prayer written in the ancient Khmer and Pali scripts for her son Maddox.

She also has four sets of geographical coordinates on her upper left arm indicating the birthplaces of her children.

Over time she covered several of her tattoos, including "Billy Bob", the name of her former husband Billy Bob Thornton, a Chinese character for death and a window on her lower back; she explained that she removed the window, because, while she used to spend all of her time looking out through windows wishing to be outside, she now lives there all of the time.

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The Latest Angelina Jolie News

Film Rumor: Brad Pitt To Produce/star In Stanley Mcchrystal Biopic, The Operators

15th April 2014

Reports suggest that Brad Pitt is signed to produce – and even maybe star in – The Operators, a film...

Elle Fanning Praises Angelina Jolie

10th April 2014

Elle Fanning ''loves'' Angelina Jolie.The 16-year-old actress stars opposite the brunette beauty in 'Maleficent' and she says they were ''drawn''...

Scarlett Johansson Finds Nickname 'insulting', These Other Celebs Don't Seem To Mind

10th April 2014

These days it seems as though fame is cemented when the world refers to you by your very own portmanteau....

Producer Joe Roth Would Not Have Made Maleficent If Angelina Jolie Turned The Role Down

10th April 2014

Movie producer Joe Roth would have abandoned plans to make new Disney film Maleficent if Angelina Jolie had turned down...

Anastacia Kept Surgery Secret After Angelina Jolie's Revelation

7th April 2014

Pop star Anastacia scrapped plans to tell the world about her double mastectomy after actress Angelina Jolie went public with...

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Angelina Jolie Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011, Review by Rich Cline

Jack Black's cuddly alter-ego is back for another epic adventure in this lively, colourful sequel....

Salt 2010, Review by Rich Cline

Intelligent filmmaking covers up the whopping plot holes in this action thriller. It's shot with...

The Tourist 2010, Review by Rich Cline

This is a thoroughly offbeat concoction from the gifted filmmaker behind the acclaimed The Lives...

Kung Fu Panda 2008, Review by Chris Barsanti

It's surprising that Hollywood has taken until 2008 to come up with Kung Fu Panda....

Wanted 2008, Review by Sean O'Connell

A scrawny, self-loathing office drone gets plucked from his humdrum existence by a steely, gun-wielding...

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The Latest Angelina Jolie Press Releases

Amazing First Image Of Angelina Jolie As Disney Announces Production On 'Maleficent'

19th June 2012

ANGELINA JOLIE STARRER SET FOR MARCH 14, 2014 US RELEASE 3pm, June 19, 2012 - The Walt...

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negar

Angelina is very beautiful.I LOVE YOU.

4 years 7 months ago
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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 2 weeks ago
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ilhan

Angelina is the hottest women in the world . I think I love her more then any body else . I can do any thing just to be with her.

8 years 1 month 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".

3 years 7 months ago
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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 2 weeks ago
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marium

Dear Angelina JolieI really love you and love your acting.since you are one of my most favourite actresses.I really enjoyed your nice film hackers.And I think that you are a mother for all those poor people everywhere around the world because you always try to help them.When I first heard about you marrying Brad PittI thought that you were a bad woman who stole a man from his wife but then and after reading and listening alot about the breakup between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston I realised that it is none of your fault.I wish you a happy life with your family.With all my love and with best wishes.Marium

8 years 2 months ago
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claudia

hy maai,,,,,dute,,,in singe de vrajitoare........voodo.....magie....neagra.....faci.....demento......stuipid....and....ugly.....ugly.....ugly.......LADY DY,,,,CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU,,,,SMART,,,AND DANGEROUS,,,,AND LOVLEY

6 years 3 months ago
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claudia

toata viatza am urit curvele mincinosii hotii si criminalii .....dute in ........si nu numai eu milliarde de oamenii

4 years 2 months ago
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claudia

angy...mi-au dat foc la aprtament ...criminalii///////sint in strada.....very....nice pepole in romania i wish them ddead......

7 years 3 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 2 months ago
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