Angelina Jolie Biography
Date of Birth
4 June 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA
Angelina Jolie Voight
5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She features found an Academy Award, two Screen actors Guild Presents, and three Gold Globe Presents. Jolie promotes child-centered causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as one of the world’s most attractive people, as well as the world’s “most beautiful” woman, titles for which she features received constituent media tending.
Though she made her Shield debut as a kid alongside her mother Jon Vought in the 1982 Film Looking’ to Get Out, Jolie’s acting career led off in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Vyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major Film was in Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically spatted biographical films George Wallace (1997) and Gina (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the dramatic event Girl, Dotted (1999). Jolie achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and since then features established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She has had her biggest commercial successes with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and the animated Film Kung Fu Panda (2008).
Divorced from role players Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media tending. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.
Early life and house
Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Vought and Marceline Bertrand. She is the niece of Chip Taylor, sister of James Haven and the goddaughter of Jacqueline Basset and Maximilian Schell. On her mother’s side, Jolie is of Slovak and German descent, and on her mother’s side she is French Canadian and is said to be part Iroquois. Nonetheless, Vought features claimed Bertrand was “not seriously Iroquois”, and they merely said it to raise his ex-wife’s exotic background. After her parents’ separation in 1976, Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to Palisades, New York. As a kid, Jolie regularly saw movies with her mother and later explained that this had inspired her interest in acting; she had not been wrought by her father. When she was eleven ages old, the house affected back to Los Angeles and Jolie decided she wanted to move and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and seemed in various stage productions.
At the age of 14, she cast out of her acting categories and dreamed of becoming a funeral director. During this period, she bust lost clothing, dyed her hair purple and went out moshing with her live-in swain. Two years later, after the relationship had ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few blocks from her mother’s home. She returned to theatre studies and stepwise from high school, though in recent times she has referred to this period with the observation, “I am still at heart—and perpetually will be—just a punk kid with tattoos”.
Early work: 1993–1997
Jolie led off working as a fashion model when she was 14 years old, modeling mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London. During that fourth dimension she appeared in various music videos, namely those by Lenny Kravitz (“Stand by My Woman”; 1991), Antonello Venditti (“Alta Marea”; 1991), Jeff Healey (“Lost in Your Eyes”; 1992), The Lemonheads (“It’s About time”; 1993), and Meat Loaf (“Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through”; 1993). At the age of 16, Jolie returned to theatre and played her champion role as a German dominatrix. She began to learn from her father, as she noticed his method of observing people to become like them. Their relationship during this time was less strained, with Jolie realizing that they were both “dramatic event queens”.
Jolie appeared in five of her brother’s student films, made while he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but her professional movie career began in 1993, when she played her champion superior role in the low-budget Movie Vyborg 2, as Casella “Cash” Reese, a near-human robot, designed to seduce her way into a rival manufacturer’s headquarters and then self-detonate. been a supporting role in the independent Film Without Evidence, Jolie starred as Kate “Acid Burn” Libby in her first Hollywood picture, Hackers (1995), where she met her champion husband Jonny Lee Moth Miller. The New York Times wrote, “Kate (Angelina Jolie) stands out. That’s because she scowls even more sourly than [her co-stars] and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top. Despite her sullen posturing, which is all this role requires, Ms. Jolie has the sweetly cherubic looks of her mother, Jon Voight.” The picture show failed to make a profit at the box-office. She appeared as Gina Malacici in the 1996 comedy Love Is All There Is, a ultramodern loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set among two rival Italian house restaurant owners in the Bronx, New York. In the road movie Mojave Moon (1996) she was a youngster, named Eleanor Rigby, who falls for Danny Aiello’s character, while he takes a shine to her mother, played by Anne More High-level. In 1996, Jolie also portrayed Margret “Legs” Sadovsky, one of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond in the Movie Foxfire after they beat up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. The Los Angeles Times wrote about her performance, “It took a lot of hogwash to develop this character, but Jolie, Jon Voight’s knockout daughter, features the presence to overcome the stereotype. Though the story is recounted by Middy, Legs is the subject and the catalyst.
In 1997, Jolie masked with David Duchovny in the thriller Bringing God, set in the Los Angeles underworld. The picture show was not received well by critics and Roger Ebert noted that “Angelina Jolie finds certain warmth in a kind of role that is usually hard and aggressive; she seems too nice to be [a criminal's] girlfriend, and maybe she is.” She then appeared in the television picture show True Women, a historical romantic dramatic event set in the American West, and based on the book by Janice Woods Windle. That year she also seemed in the music video for “Anybody Seen My Baby?” by the Rolling Stones.
On March 28, 1996, Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in the Film Hackers (1995). She attended her wedding in black rubber pants and a white shirt, upon which she had written the groom’s list in her blood. Jolie and Miller separated the following year and subsequently divorced on February 3, 1999. They remained on good terms and Jolie older explained, “It comes down to timing. I believe he’s the greatest economies a girl could ask for. I’ll always love him, we were simply too young.”
While shooting Pushing Tin (1999) she met American actor Billy Bob Thornton, and then united him on May 5, 2000. As a result of their frequent public declarations of passion and gesticulates of love—most famously wearing one another’s blood in vials around their necks—their relationship became a pet topic of the entertainment media. Jolie and Thornton divorced on May 27, 2003. Asked about the sudden dissolution of their marriage, Jolie stated, “It took me by surprise, too, because overnight, we totally changed. I believe one day we had just naught in common. And it’s scary but… I believe it can happen when you get involved and you don’t experience yourself yet.”
Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Deauville American Movie Festival in 2007
Jolie has said in consultations that she is bisexual and features long acknowledged that she had a sexual relationship with her Foxfire (1996) co-star Jenny Shimizu, “I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t married my economies. I fell in love with her the champion second I saw her.” In 2003, asked if she was bisexual, Jolie reacted, “Of course. If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I sense that it’s okay to want to kiss and touch her?