The daughter of an Oscar-winner, an American actress, Filmmaker and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie
is also known as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. Jolie started her screen debut as a child with her father in 1982 in “Lookin’ to Get Out”
with the low-budget production, Jolie Academy Award
along with two Screen Actors Guild Awards
and three Golden Globe Awards.
Along with film career, Jolie
is also known for her humanitarian efforts. She also received Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
for her efforts. Being personal life, the subject of wide publicity, Jolie
is the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. Being cited as the world’s most beautiful woman, Jolie
was also named as the sexiest woman alive. Her status as a sex symbol, professionally has been considered both as an asset and a hindrance. The most recognizable physical feature of Jolie
are her tattoos, feline eyes and her bee-stung lips. Over time, several tattoos were covered or lasered.
Born to actor Jon Voight
and actress Marcheline Bertrand
in Los Angeles, California, Angelina Jolie Voight
lived in Palisades, in the state of New York with her mother when her parents split up. She has a brother, James Haven
is of German and Slovak descent as on her father’s side whereas on her mother’s side, she is of French-Canadian, Dutch and German ancestry. As a child, even if she watched films with her mother, her interest in acting was developed from her father’s successful career. She decided to do acting when they returned to Los Angeles five years later when she was now 11 years old. She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
and trained for two years and also appeared in several stag production.
attended Beverly Hills High School
where she was not happy and had difficult time there as she was teased by other students for being thin and for wearing glasses and braces. After then she attended Moreno High School
where she became a ‘punk outsider’. She left acting in order to fulfill her desire on becoming funeral director. To study embalming, she took home courses. Also before returning to theatre studies, Jolie
graduated from high school and rented her own apartment.
found difficult to emotionally connect with other people, she self-harmed and also struggled with insomnia. She also took drugs at age 20 and suffered from depression and also planned to commit suicide twice. She found stability in her life after two years.
started her acting at the age of 16 faced difficulties on passing auditions. She appeared in five films of her brother’s student films. Meanwhile, she noticed her father’s method of observing people to become like them.
first appeared in “Lookin’ to Get Out”
movie at the age of 7 years old in 1982. After Then she started in the film ‘Cyborg2’
in 1993. She was also seen in ‘Hackers’, 1995
. She also starred in the HBO blockbuster biographical series, ‘Gia’
in 1998 which was success and earned her first Golden Globe Award
and the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Gia’
. In 2001 film, ‘Lara Craft: Tomb Raider’
, she earned international acclaim and came to Hollywood. She then appeared in 2004 film, ‘Taking Lives, Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
and The Good Shepherd’.
She then received Global Humanitarian Action
in 2005. She made her directorial debut with ‘A Place in Time’
documentary in 2007. She also played, the role in a docu-drama, ‘A Mighty Heart’
and also starred in the action movie, ‘Wanted’
in 2008. She also appeared in the movie ‘Salt’
in 2010 and ‘The Tourist’
in 2011. She also wrote and directed a love story set, ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’
in 2011 during the Bosnian war and directed her second film, ‘Unbroken’
in 2014. She then directed the marital drama ‘By the Sea’
in 2015 which was deeply personal project for Jolie.
Angelina Jolie Voight
June 4, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
United States Cambodia
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Actress, Filmmaker, Humanitarian
Jonny Lee (m.1996; div.1999)
Billy Bob Thornton (m.2000; div.2003)
Brad Pitt (m2000s-present)
James Haven (brother)
Barry Voight, Chip Taylor (Paternal uncles)
1998-Golden Globe Award for Bert supporting Actress-series miniseries or Television Film
-National Board of Review of Motion pictures Award for Breakthrough Performance