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.
Custody of their six children has been a significant sticking point in their divorce negotiations.
Since they announced their divorce nearly two years ago, Brad and Angelina haven’t completed negotiations on their divorce, with his visitation rights regarding their six children proving to be a sticking point.
43 year old Jolie reportedly wanted to take the kids - Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – to London this summer while she filmed the sequel to Maleficent.
Graham King served as producer on the new 'Tomb Raider' film, which premiered to mixed reviews.
When the 'Tomb Raider' video game dropped all the way back in 1996, it quickly became a success and launched Lara Croft into the spotlight. Fans fell in love with the quirky feminine hero, who was willing to show that not all ladies in the world of gaming were damsels in distress, waiting to be saved by Prince Charming. Sequels followed and Croft cemented herself as a household name. It was only a matter of time before her story was adapted for the big screen.
2001 was the year in which Angelina Jolie ('Salt') stepped into the leading role in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider', earning praise for her portrayal and even landing a sequel with 'The Cradle of Life'. Unfortunately, the second flick didn't go down very well with the majority of viewers, and the series was shelved for the foreseeable future.
Angelina Jolie on the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 2018 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The big winners this year were 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'The Shape of Water' - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th February 2018
On Monday this week, Pitt was apparently involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles, but no injuries were reported.
Brad Pitt was reportedly involved in a three-car collision in Los Angeles earlier this week, but did not suffer any injuries.
According to the Daily Mail and other news outlets, Pitt allegedly crashed his Tesla into a Nissan Altima on Monday afternoon (February 5th) in the Californian city, before that car then went on to hit a Kia Soul.
The crash has been described as a minor incident, with none of the parties involved reporting any physical injuries. The 54 year old Hollywood A-lister was seen swapping insurance information with the other two male drivers in a calm fashion straight after the accident, taking photos of the damage and shaking hands.
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Butler was playing 'Plead the Fifth' on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen when he was forced to answer the awkward question.
Seeing as that we’re unlikely to get Brad Pitt’s opinion on this any time soon, Gerard Butler will have to do. The Scottish actor has claimed that Jennifer Aniston is a better kisser than Angelina Jolie!
The 48 year old star has played the love interest of both Aniston and Jolie on screen in the past, and was asked during an appearance on American chat show ‘Watch What Happens Live’ during a game of ‘Plead the Fifth’ with host Andy Cohen about which of the formerly feuding actresses is the better kisser.
As per the rules of the game, a contestant is asked a series of questions but is only allowed to refuse to answer once. Butler’s first question was to name one film that he had done purely for the paycheck – which he elected to skip.
Angelina Jolie seen at the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The big winner of the night was Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance 'The Shape of Water' with four awards in total - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th January 2018
Angelina Jolie pictured at The National Board of Review Awards held at Cipriani's 42nd Street. 'The Post' took home Best Film, with stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep landing Best Actor and Best Actress - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 10th January 2018
Angelina Jolie will be returning to the titular role.
Angelina Jolie's 2018 is about to get a whole lot busier if recent reports are to be believed, as the actress will be filming 'Maleficent 2' and reprising her role in London in the coming months, in the follow-up to one of Disney's most successful ever live-action releases.
Angelina Jolie will return in the role of Maleficent when the sequel comes around
Back in 2014, 'Maleficent' entertained audiences by telling the origins story of the usually evil titular character. Giving Maleficent more of a fully fleshed out background, viewers saw whole new sides to the powerful fairy and learned exactly why she turned against the goodness of her land.
Continue reading: 'Maleficent 2' Expected To Start Filming This Spring
The pair are rarely spotted at any public events together, but are reportedly setting aside their differences
On Thursday night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the final four presenters that will be giving out awards at the 2018 ceremony – Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone and Helen Mirren.
This is significant because Jolie and Aniston, who share a mutual ex-partner in Brad Pitt, are very rarely spotted at the same events together, with the last time they were spotted in the same place being the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards.
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Power couple Brangelina split in 2016
It was one of the biggest showbiz shocks of 2016 - the split of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt after a decade and six children together. Rumours and speculation abound, there has been very little confirmation from the pair of the reasons behind the separation of Brangelina.
The former power couple worked together in By The Sea the year before their split
However, the actress-turned-director has since spoken candidly about the split on Hollywood Reporter’s podcast Awards Chatter and revealed she thought working together could save their marriage.
The actress-turned-director is a UN special ambassador
As the conversation surrounding Hollywood culture towards women and around sexual violence and female mistreatment worldwide continues to spread, actress and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie has given an impassioned keynote speech at the United Nations Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver.
Angelina Jolie has spoken about mistreatment towrds women
The 42-year-old - who is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - spoke about preventing sexual violence in armed conflict at the event.
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In the wake of the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct being levelled at Weinstein, BAFTA has announced that it has suspended his membership.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has taken the step of suspending Harvey Weinstein’s membership, in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the movie mogul going back decades.
High-profile female stars have come forward in recent days alleging instances where Weinstein acted inappropriately toward them, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow, following an explosive expose piece in the New York Times last Thursday (October 5th) late last week. A report in the New Yorker this week also detailed testimony from three other actresses, all alleging historical cases of sexual harassment.
Making the move via a press release on Wednesday (October 11th), BAFTA said that while they have “previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein's support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA's values."
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The director and producer has had a fractured relationship with her father, Jon Voight
It seems while Angelina Jolie has lost one man in the form of her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, she has reconnected with another - her estranged father, actor Jon Voight. She was joined by her famous father at the New York premiere of her latest film, First They Killed My Father.
Angelina Jolie has had a difficult relationship with her father in the past
The star co-wrote and directed the film - which will appear on Netflix - based on the book of the same name about events surrounding the Khmer Rogue’s brutal regime in Cambodia in the 1970s.
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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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