Angelina Jolie

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 12:55am   artecals.com   Biography

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.

Juvenile Period
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. Jolie 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.

Jolie 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.
When Jolie 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.

Professionally, Jolie 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.
Jolie 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.   

Personal Stat
Born name: Angelina Jolie Voight
Nickname: Angelina Jolie
Born on: June 4, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age: 40
Zodiac: Gemini
Nationality: American
Citizenship: United States Cambodia
Education: Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Occupation: Actress, Filmmaker, Humanitarian
Years active: 1982; 1991-present
Net worth: $425 million
Spouse(s): Jonny Lee (m.1996; div.1999)
                   Billy Bob Thornton (m.2000; div.2003)
                   Brad Pitt (m2000s-present)
Children: 6
Parents: Jon Voight
                Marcheline Bertrand
Relatives: James Haven (brother)
                   Barry Voight, Chip Taylor (Paternal uncles)
Awards: 1998-Golden Globe Award for Bert supporting Actress-series   miniseries or Television Film
-National Board of Review of Motion pictures Award for Breakthrough Performance  


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