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.
Theron is now rumoured to be dating Jolie's ex-husband, Brad Pitt
The world of showbiz gossip went into overdrive when it was revealed Charlize Theron was dating Brad Pitt - believed to be the first relationship the actor has had since his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016. Now suggestions have surfaced that the two women have been 'feuding for years' and clashing over the same roles.
Charlize Theron has reportedly not had a good relationship with Brad Pitt ex, Angelina Jolie, previously
According to a report from 2017 on RadarOnline, mother-of-six, Jolie, 43, was stalling on making a commitment to a Bride of Frankenstein remake to irk mother-of-two, Theron, also 43.
Continue reading: Charlize Theron And Angelina Jolie Have Apparently Not Always Seen Eye To Eye
The American actress guest edited a special version on BBC's Today programme
Angelina Jolie has proven herself multi-talented in the arts as an actress and director but it seems she could stray into new territory and may even think about a future career in politics. The mom-of-six joined the BBC’s flagship Today programme as a guest editor and spoke about the possibilities in her future career.
Actress Angelina Jolie swapped Hollywood glamour for radio on BBC's Today programme
Jolie - who is already a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency - spoke to presenter Justin Webb in a pre-recorded programme about a wide range of topics including US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.
Continue reading: Is Angelina Jolie Eyeing A Career Move To Politics?
The former power couple have been involved in an acrimonious split since Angelina announced their separation in 2016
Right from the beginning, the Brangelina story got those who care about showbiz gossip talking. Despite its two leading stars - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - revealing very little about their relationship, plenty of column inches have been filled with rumour, speculation and gossip as they went from co-stars, to parents of six, to newleyweds and finally to a separated couple.
Angelina announced her separation from Brad two years ago
After what has seemed like a particularly acrimonious two years as the pair navigate their way through a divorce, it could be that Ange's stance has changed as she vows to reach a 'peaceful truce' with her former hsuband.
Continue reading: Is Angelina Jolie's Softening Towards Ex Brad Pitt?
Scarlett Johansson reclaims her crown at the top of Forbes' list for 2018, thanks to her 'Avengers: Infinity War' role.
Scarlett Johansson’s continued participation in the Marvel universe has once again reclaimed her title as the highest paid actress in the world, according to the annual Forbes list.
39 year old Johansson, who plays Black Widow in the Avengers films and who reprised that role in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster, earned $40.5 million in the last 12 months.
Angelina Jolie ranks second in the list, largely because of her role in the sequel to Maleficent, with an income of $28 million. Jennifer Aniston is third with $19.5 million, Jennifer Lawrence fourth with $18 million, and Reese Witherspoon fifth with $16.5 million.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Named The Highest Paid Actress In The World
Pitt has rubbished his estranged wife's claims that he's been skimping on child support for their six kids.
The intensity of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s bitter divorce has been ratcheted up a notch after he hit back at his estranged wife’s claim that he has failed to pay “meaningful” child support since they split nearly two years ago.
Pitt’s retort comes after Jolie asserted that she wants their divorce finalised by the end of 2018, also claiming that he had failed to support their six children in any substantial way since they announced their split in September 2016.
On Wednesday (August 8th), his legal team responded by saying that Pitt had in fact paid more than $1.3 million in costs and had loaned Jolie around $8 million to help her buy her new house.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Hits Back At Angelina Jolie's Child Support Accusations In Custody Row
It seems Pitt has refused to allow Shiloh and Knox to appear in their mother's new film, Maleficent 2
The seemingly bitter custody battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues to rage on with the father-of-six reportedly refusing to allow their children Shiloh and Knox to appear in Maleficent 2. The sequel to Jolie’s successful 2014 portrayal of Maleficent - an evil fairy who curses an infant Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty - is currently being filmed in London with Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly at odds over custody of their six children
After her daughter Vivienne, nine, appeared in the first film, Jolie wanted Vivienne’s twin brother, Knox, and their elder sister, Shiloh, 12, to appear in the second outing of the franchise.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Reportedly At Loggerheads Over Their Children's Film Careers
Custody of their six children has been a significant sticking point in their divorce negotiations.
Angelina Jolie has reportedly been ordered to grant her estranged husband Brad Pitt more access to their six children – or risk losing primary custody of them.
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.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Might Lose Custody Of Children If She Doesn't Allow Brad Pitt Access
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.
Producer Graham King has opened up on why Angelina Jolie isn't in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie
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.
Continue reading: Graham King Explains Reasoning Behind No Angelina Jolie Cameo In 'Tomb Raider' Reboot
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.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Involved In Three-Car Crash
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.
Continue reading: Gerard Butler Says Jennifer Aniston Is A Better Kisser Than Angelina Jolie
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
Angelina Jolie, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt - Angelina Jolie takes her two daughters Shiloh and Vivienne shopping at Barnes & Noble in Studio City at Studio City - Los Angeles, Califorina, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015
Angelina Jolie - 'World War Z' premiere at the UGC cinema - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 3rd June 2013
Angelina Jolie Thursday 8th March 2012 The Third Annual 'Women in the World: Stories and Solutions' Summit
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Saturday 11th February 2012 62nd International Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale, In the Land of Blood and Honey Premiere held at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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