Angelina Jolie was born June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. At age 16, she dropped out of acting classes and became a funeral director. Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.
About Angelina Jolie in brief
Angelina Jolie was born June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. As a child, she often watched films with her mother and it was this, rather than her father’s successful career, that inspired her interest in acting. Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. In addition to her film career, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George. She has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times. She and Brad Pitt have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally. Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and legally separated from Brad Pitt; she and Pitt have 6 children together; she has three adopted children from other countries. Jolie and her husband, Brad Pitt, have a son, Maddox, and a daughter, Vivian, who were born in 2007. She also has a son with actor James Haven and niece with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist and volcanologist Barry Voight. Her mother raised her Catholic but did not require her to go to church. She was teased by other students, who targeted her for being extremely thin and for wearing glasses and braces.
Her early attempts at modeling, at her mother’s insistence, proved unsuccessful. She then transferred to Moreno High School, an alternative school, where she became a punk-black clothing, going out moshing and experimenting with knife play with her live-in boyfriend. At age 16, she dropped out of acting classes and became a funeral director, taking embalming courses to study at embalmed-home courses. She later returned to theater studies, though in 2004 she referred to this period with the observation, ‘I am still a punk kid with tattoos at heart—and always will be—and will still be just a kid with tattooed skin’ She has directed and written several war dramas, namely In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and First They Killed My Father. Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent. She is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft: Tomb Raider established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, and Salt, and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart and Changeling, which earned her a nomination for an Oscar for Best Actress.