Angelina Jolie's Biography

Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

About

  • Born
    04 June 1975
  • Died
  • Sex
    Male
  • Nationality
    American
  • Citizen
    USA

Angelina Jolie is a Hollywood film actress, fashion model, director and screenwriter. Thanks to her talent, she won three Golden Globes and an Oscar. Her impeccable appearance also provided her with the status of a sex symbol. According to Time magazine, Jolie is in the top 100 most influential people in the world.

Childhood years

Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles into an acting family. Her father, Jon Voight, was a Hollywood star, a sex symbol of the 70s. In 1971, he married the charming young actress Marcheline Bertrand. From her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, she has French-Canadian, Dutch, German, and Iroquois blood. From father Jon Voight German-Slovak blood. Angelina has an older brother. Both children were truly angelically beautiful. Little Angie was a real dreamer, not a minute sitting in one place. Unfortunately, family happiness was short. When Jolie was one year old, her parents divorced. They divorced because of father. He constantly cheated on his wife. Mother moved to New York with her children. She gave up her career and devoted all her time to her son and daughter. Since then, the father appeared in the family extremely rarely, practically did not participate in raising children. The family returned to Los Angeles when the girl was 11 years old. Then Jolie attended the Lee Strasberg Film School for two years. In parallel, she attended a prestigious comprehensive school in Beverly Hills. At school, Jolie shunned classmates. In the lessons, she drew some mystical signs in notebooks. At the age of 14 she appeared on the catwalk and starred in the video clips of Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones. At 16, she entered the theater stage. She always blamed her father for cheating on her mother and leaving her family.

Used drugs and lived with her boyfriend

At age 14, Angie already lived with a guy, but two years later they broke up. The girl suppressed all failures and problems with alcohol and drugs. In an interview with The Daily Mirror in 1996, she said that by the age of 20 she had tried almost everything that was possible. She noted that she had survived the “hard time”, and she was very lucky that she did not die young.

First role and film career

She first appeared in films in 1982. Then she was only seven years old. She played a cameo role in the film "Lookin' to Get Out ". In the same comedy starred Angie's father and the famous actress Ann-Margret Olsson.

Angie appeared on the screens again ten years later in 1993. She played the role of a biorobot in an action movie called "Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow". However, this role did not bring her much popularity. Two years later, in 1995, Jolie starred in the movie ''Hackers''. The film was successful and critics praised the film. On the set of this film, Jolie met with British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her future first husband. It was the film "Hackers" that allowed Angelina to rise to the heights of Hollywood. New roles were not long in coming and these roles to one degree or another contributed to the growth of Angelina Jolie as an actress.

In 1997, Angie appeared in the movie "Playing God". David Duchovny and Timothy Hatton also starred in this film. For her participation in the television film “George Wallace”, Angelina Jolie is nominated for the Emmy Television Award and also receives the Golden Globe Award. So, she played the role of the wife of the sick governor of Alabama.

Jolie refused this role several times

A major breakthrough in her acting career was the main role in the biographical drama "Gia". In the film, Jolie played the popular model of the seventies, Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS at the age of 25. Gia was also famous for her addiction to drugs. Jolie refused this role several times. The main character of the film was very similar to her and Jolie was afraid she might awaken her inner demons again. As a result, she received the Golden Globe for this work.

In the biographical drama "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), Jolie got the role of an aggressive sociopath girl with suicidal tendencies. For this work, the actress received another Golden Globe and was awarded an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. At the presentation ceremony, she appeared with her brother and gave him a passionate public kiss, which provoked a stormy public reaction.

One of the most successful commercial projects was the film adaptation of the popular computer game “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider "(2001). Angelina Jolie becomes the main character of the adventure tape. Jolie masterfully transformed into a brave Amazon, she professionally handled weapons. All the tricks in this film, the star performed herself without the help of an understudy. The film raised $ 270 million at the box office. However, critics rated the film rather restrained.

Incredible success awaited the actress in 2005 after the presentation of the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". In the film, the main roles were played by Jolie and Brad Pitt. The film won millions of viewers and earned $ 480 million. This event also changed her personal life. This picture was followed by dozens of successful works, including “A Mighty Heart” (2007), “Changeling” (2008), “Wanted” (2008), “Salt” (2010), “The Tourist” (2010) and many others.

Her biggest commercial success came with the fantastic picture “Maleficent” (2014). It was a new look at the Disney cartoon about Sleeping Beauty, which brought its creators a record $ 758 million. In the story of a sleeping beauty, a celebrity played the role of a witch. According to critics, such commercial success was made possible thanks to the participation of Angelina, whose game was recognized as "just brilliant."

Jolie's mother died

In 2007, the mother of the actress died of ovarian cancer. Grandma Jolie passed away from the same ailment Doctors told her that her faulty gene, known as BRCA1, meant she had an 87 per cent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer. In 2013, Angelina voluntarily decided on an operation to remove breast tissue and replace it with implants.

Jolie became famous as a filmmaker

In 2007, the actress decided for the first time to try herself as a filmmaker. The documentary “A Place in Time” appeared on the screens. In 2011, the drama “On the Land of Blood and Honey” was released. The picture tells about the events of the Balkan War of 1992.The main roles in it were played by Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic.

In 2014, another military drama Jolie “Unbroken” was released, which received three Oscar nominations. Angelina Jolie entrusted the lead roles to Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund and Japanese artist Miyavi.

The next directorial work of Jolie was the family drama “By the Sea” (2015), in which she starred with her husband Brad Pitt. The film is about a couple trying to save their marriage. Despite starring two of Hollywood's leading actors, the film received only a limited release.

In 2017, the next picture “First they killed my father” was presented to the audience. The picture was nominated for a Golden Globe and became the best directorial work of the actress. The film is based on the real story of a Cambodian writer who became a close person for Jolie.

Charity

After visiting Cambodia, where the story of Lara Croft was filmed, the star began to think about humanitarian activities. Jolie saw with her own eyes all the difficulties of life in this country, after which she turned to the UN with a question about helping those in need and became a goodwill ambassador. Angelina made many humanitarian trips to the poorest countries in the world and became the mother of three adopted children. In 2014, for charity, the Prime Minister of Cambodia awarded Jolie the title of honorary citizen. In 2013, Jolie received an Oscar for volunteering. The following year, Elizabeth II granted the star the title of cavalier lady for the fight against violence against women in the war zone. Angelina often meets with influential politicians, businessmen and economists, gives lectures on human rights and is a visiting teacher at the London School of Economics.

Personal life 

Angelina from a young age has no shortage of male attention. Weddings and breakups, scandals and rumors are a big part of her personal life. In youth, the personal life of the actress has repeatedly undergone changes. Her first serious relationship began at the age of 14. Jolie's first husband was actor Johnny Lee Miller. The young actors met during the filming of the film “Hackers” and got married the next year. Johnny helped Angelina overcome the times when she was addicted to hard drugs. But in 1997, the actors broke up, although they divorced only two years later.

The second time, Angelina decided to marry Billy Bob Thornton in 2000. They met on the set and immediately fell in love with each other. At that time, Billy was not free and was going to marry actress Laura Dern, but when he saw Angelina, he completely lost his head. But this marriage broke up after three years.

In 2004, Angie had a short affair with Ethan Hawke. Journalists claim that it was because of Jolie that Ethan’s marriage with Uma Thurman collapsed.

In 2004, Angelina began an affair with Brad Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston. She met Brad on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”.They tried to hide their relationship, but they could not avoid the scandal. The following year, Brad Pitt broke up with Jennifer Aniston. After the divorce, Pitt and Jolie stopped hiding from the paparazzi. Jolie and Pitt went to Ethiopia and adopted baby Zahara there. In March 2002, she also adopted the Cambodian orphan Maddox. In 2006, Angie gave birth to Brad's daughter Shiloh Nouvel. The first photos of the girl were sold to magazines for $ 10 million. All this money is transferred to charity. Later, another adoptive child Pax Thien appeared in the family. In 2008, the actress gave birth to twins, the daughter of Vivienne Marcheline and the son of Knox Leon. This time, photographs of newborns were sold for $ 14 million, of which $ 9.5 million was donated to charity. In 2012, Jolie and Pitt, at the request of the children, entered into a legal marriage. Jolie was wearing a Versace dress, the hem of which was decorated with drawings of children. At the end of 2016, information appeared about the gap between the stars. Jolie accused Pitt of alcoholism. The reason was also Brad's cruel relationship with children. Angelina filed for divorce and wished to establish sole custody of all children. Soon, Brad and Angie signed an agreement according to which the actor was allowed to communicate with children only in the presence of a psychologist. Finally, celebrities broke the marriage only in April 2019. During this time, the couple exhausted themselves physically, morally and financially. Jolie repeatedly turned to a psychologist and again lost weight very noticeably.

Angelina Jolie Now

In 2019, she became the face of the new Guerlain perfume line. She still tops the list of the most beautiful and desirable women in the world. In October 2019, the second part of the fantasy “Maleficent” was released. At the premiere, Jolie was surrounded by all her six children.

Personal Quotes

“Be brave, be bold, be free.”

“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add to the person you become.”

“People always slow down for a train wreck. It’s like junk food. If you don’t feel good about yourself, you want to read crap about other people, like gossip in high school. You don’t understand why it’s there, but somehow it makes a lot of people feel better.”

“I’m very happy and very excited when my adrenaline is going.”

“Nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others.”

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”

“Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.”

“Save one-third, live on one-third, and give away one-third.”

“Love – is when you wish all the best to the people you love, when you put their interests and well-being above their own. Always.”

“If every choice you make comes from an honest place, you’re solid, and nothing anybody can say about you can rock you or change your opinion.”

“If I didn’t have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me, I would probably be locked up.”

“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead.”

“I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”

“People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.”

“Like every parent, when you start your family, your life completely changes. And you completely live for someone else. I find that the most extraordinary thing. Your life is handed over to someone else. From that moment on, they come first in every choice you make. It’s the most wonderful thing.”

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