Quick facts
Birth date 4 Jun, 1975
Age 44 yrs
Occupations Film actor
Film director
Film producer
Voice actor
Character actor
Television actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Los Angeles
Residence Los Angeles
Education Beverly Hills High School
New York University
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Gender Female
Description American actress, film director and screenwriter
Spouse Jonny Lee Miller[1996-1999]
Billy Bob Thornton[2000-2003]
Brad Pitt[2014-2016]

Angelina Jolie (/dʒoʊˈliː/ joh-LEE born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress, director, producer, writer, and humanitarian. She has won an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982). Her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television 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's starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her successful action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), and Salt (2010), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Beginning in the 2010s, she expanded her career by directing and producing the wartime dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) and Unbroken (2014). Her biggest commercial success came with the Disney fantasy Maleficent (2014).In addition to her film career, Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and anti-sexual violence, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential people in the American entertainment industry, as well as the world's ""most beautiful"" woman, by various media outlets. Her personal life is the subject of wide publicity: divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she is now married to actor Brad Pitt. They have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2020

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