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Angelina Jolie pronounced joh-LEE; born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975 is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR She has been cited as one of the world's most attractive people, as well as the world's "most beautiful" woman, titles for which she has received substantial media attention
Though she made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film Lookin' to Get Out, Jolie's acting career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 1993. Her first leading role in a major film was in Hackers 1995 She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical films George Wallace 1997 and Gia 998 , and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted 1999 Jolie achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001nd since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood She has had her biggest commercial successes with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005and the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2008
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.
Contents
1 Early life and family
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Early work: 1993–1997
o 2.2 Breakthrough: 1997–2000
o 2.3 International success: 2001–present
* 3 Humanitarian work
* 4 Relationships
* 5 Children
* 6 In the media
* 7 Tattoos
* 8 Filmography
* 9 Awards
* 10 References
o 10.1 Notes
o 10.2 Further reading
* 11 External links
Early life and family
Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor, sister of James Haven and the goddaughter of actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's side, Jolie is of Slovak and German descent, and on her mother's side she is French Canadian and is said to be of Iroquois ancestry., Voight has claimed Bertrand was "not seriously Iroquois", and they merely said it to enhance her exotic background
After her parents' separation in 1976, Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to Palisades, New York.As a child, Jolie regularly saw movies with her mother and later explained that this had inspired her interest in acting; she had not been influenced by her fatherWhen she was eleven years old, the family moved back to Los Angeles and Jolie decided she wanted to act and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and appeared in several stage productions.
At the age of 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and dreamed of becoming a funeral directorDuring this period, she wore black clothing, dyed her hair purple and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriendTwo years later, after the relationship had ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few blocks from her mother's homeShe returned to theatre studies and graduated from high school, though in recent times she has referred to this period with the observation, "I am still at heart and always will a punk kid with tattoos"
She later recalled her time as a student at Beverly Hills High School and later Moreno High School and her feeling of isolation among the children of some of the area's more affluent families. Jolie's mother survived on a more modest income, and Jolie often wore second-hand clothes. She was teased by other students who also targeted her for her distinctive features, for being extremely thin, and for wearing glasses and braces Her self-esteem was further diminished when her initial attempts at modeling proved unsuccessful. She started to cut herself; later commenting, "I collected knives and always had certain things around. For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me
Jolie was estranged from her father for many years. The two tried to reconcile and he appeared with her in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 July 2002, Jolie filed a request to legally change her name to "Angelina Jolie", dropping Voight as her surname; the name change was made official on September 12, 2002 August of the same year, Voight claimed that his daughter had "serious mental problems" on Access Hollywood. Jolie later indicated that she no longer wished to pursue a relationship with her father, and said, "My father and I don't speak. I don't hold any anger toward him. I don't believe that somebody's family becomes their blood. Because my son's adopted, and families are earned." She stated that she did not want to publicize her reasons for her estrangement from her father, but because she had adopted her son, she did not think it was healthy for her to associate with Voight In February 2010, Jolie publicly reunited with her father when he visited her on the set of The Tourist in Venice.
Career
Early work: 1993–1997
Jolie began working as a fashion model when she was 14 years old, modeling mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London. During that time she appeared in several music videos, namely those by Lenny Kravitz by My Woman"; 1991 , Antonello Venditti Alta Marea"; 1991, Jeff Healey Lost in Your Eyes"; 1992The Lemonheads It's About Ti; 1993 and Meat Loaf "Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through"; 1993 At the age of 16, Jolie returned to theatre and played her first role as a German dominatrix. She began to learn from her father, as she noticed his method of observing people to become like them. Their relationship during this time was less strained, with Jolie realizing that they were both "drama queens"
Jolie appeared in five of her brother's student films, made while he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but her professional movie career began in 1993, when she played her first leading role in the low-budget film Cyborg 2, as Casella "Cash" Reese, a near-human robot, designed to seduce her way into a rival manufacturer's headquarters and then self-detonate. Following a supporting role in the independent film Without Evidence, Jolie starred as Kate "Acid Burn" Libby in her first Hollywood picture, Hackers 1995 where she met her first husband Jonny Lee Miller. The New York Times wrote, "Kate Angelina Jolie stands out. That's because she scowls even more sourly than and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top. Despite her sullen posturing, which is all this role requires, Ms. Jolie has the sweetly cherubic looks of her father, Jon Voight. The movie failed to make a profit at the box-office, but developed a cult following after its video release
She appeared as Gina Malacici in the 1996 comedy Love Is All There Is, a modern-day loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set among two rival Italian family restaurant owners in the Bronx, New York. In the road movie Mojave Moon 1996 she was a youngster, named Eleanor Rigby, who falls for Danny Aiello's character, while he takes a shine to her mother, played by Anne Archer. In 1996, Jolie also portrayed Margret "Legs" Sadovsky, one of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond in the film Foxfire after they beat up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. The Los Angeles Times wrote about her performance, "It took a lot of hogwash to develop this character, but Jolie, Jon Voight's knockout daughter, has the presence to overcome the stereotype. Though the story is narrated by Maddy, Legs is the subject and the catalyst onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully catchhref="http://topnews.in/light/files/Angelina-Jolie11angelina jolie
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