Angelina Jolie Biography
Angelina Jolie is an actress from the United States of America who has received a number of awards for acting including three Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Academy Award. She is a promoter of causes that have to do with humanitarianism and is renowned for her work with refugees as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. She is usually the center of attention of the media as she has been deemed one of the most attractive persons in the world.
Angelina Jolie Biography – Born in LA
Jolie was born in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 1975 and named Angelina Jolie Voight. Her parents are the late actress Marcheline Bertrand and actor Jon Voight. She found her own star in the 90s and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as a teenager and later went to the New York University for further studies.
Angelina Jolie Biography – Gia
The breakthrough role for Angelina was her great portrayal in the television film Gia that she did in 1998 that was based on the life of the Gia Marie Carangi; the model and for this she received the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes.
In another dramatic role in Girl, Interrupted in 1999 she got her initial Academy Award and this was for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to act in a number of exciting roles including Taking Lives which she did in 2004 and acted as an FBI profiler; in the Lara Croft films as an adventurer; in 2005 as an assassin in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and then in 2006 she played the role of a socialite wife who was very disturbed in the movie The Good Shepherd.
Angelina Jolie Biography – Humanitarian
As mentioned earlier in this Angelina Jolie biography, she is well known for her humanitarian work. She was made a UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2001 for their Refugee Agency, and has done great work in getting aid for refugees in many places such as Darfur, Jordan, Cambodia, among many others. The United Nations Association of the United States of America awarded her the Global Humanitarian Action Award in 2005. The award was given to the actress for her involvement in relation to the rights of refugees. She travels all over the world making people aware of all different types of issues affecting people.
Angelina Jolie Biography – Marriages
On a personal note in our Angelina Jolie biography, she has been married three times; in 1995 to her Hackers co-star Johnny Lee Miller and they were divorced four years after that. She then married Billy Bob Thorton in 2000 and stayed married to him until 2003. And then her present husband is of course Brad Pitt. In addition, she adopted a boy from Cambodia and he was named Maddox in 2002, after which she also adopted a little girl she named Zahara. In 2005 her actor husband Brad Pitt started adoption proceedings so as to adopt both these children as well. The couple actually met during the making of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and had their first biological daughter Shiloh in Namibia in 2006. Jolie adopted another son from Vietnam in 2007 and he is named Pax Thien then in 2008 she gave birth to twins in Southern France.
Angelina Jolie Biography