Angelina Jolie

Actor, Model
From Hollywood wild child to Academy Award winner to U. N. Goodwill Ambassador, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a series of metamorphoses over the course of her much-storied life and career. Both strikingly beautiful ... Read more »
Born: 06/03/1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

Maleficent (Actor)

South Park 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Tigress (Voice)

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Voice

Salt 2010 (Movie)

Evelyn Salt (Actor)

The Tourist 2010 (Movie)

Elise Clifton Ward (Actor)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Christine Collins (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Tigress (Voice)

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

Fox (Actor)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

Mariane Pearl (Actor)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Grendel's Mother (Voice)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

Clover Wilson/Margaret Russell (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

Jane Smith (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

Olympias (Actor)

Confessions of an Action Star 2004 (Movie)

(Herself)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Lola (Actor)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Franky (Actor)

Taking Lives 2004 (Movie)

Illeana Scott (Actor)

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Sarah Jordan (Actor)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

Lara Croft (Actor)

Life or Something Like It 2002 (Movie)

Lanie Kerrigan (Actor)

Billy Bob Thornton 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

Lara Croft (Actor)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

Julia Russell (Actor)

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Sarah 'Sway' Wayland (Actor)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Hell's Kitchen 1999 (Movie)

Gloria McNeary (Actor)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Mary Bell (Actor)

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

Amelia Donaghy (Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mojave Moon 1997 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Foxfire 1996 (Movie)

Legs Sadovsky (Actor)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Hackers 1995 (Movie)

Kate Libby (Actor)

Without Evidence 1995 (Movie)

Jodie Swearingen (Actor)

Cyborg II: Glass Shadows 1992 (Movie)

Casella "Cash" Reese (Actor)

Lookin' to Get Out 1982 (Movie)

Tosh--Patti's Daughter (Actor)

George Wallace (TV Show)

Actor

Gia (TV Show)

Actor

Gucci (Movie)

Patrizia Reggiano (Actor)

The Fever (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor

What's Going On? (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (7)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Difret 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

PU-239 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Trudell 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (4)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

A Place in Time 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

("Grendel Lullaby") (Song Performer)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Music Performer("Traumerei") (Performer)
Writer (2)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

From Hollywood wild child to Academy Award winner to U. N. Goodwill Ambassador, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a series of metamorphoses over the course of her much-storied life and career. Both strikingly beautiful and exceedingly talented, Jolie - who was the daughter of Jon Voight - earned her first acclaim in the television movie "Gia" (HBO, 1998). She quickly developed a reputation for her outrageous off-camera antics, leading to a tabloid fascination that blossomed with her high-profile marriage to Billy Bob Thornton. After winning the Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted" (1999) and starring in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), Jolie transformed herself into a celebrity humanitarian, traveling to war-torn parts of the world like Cambodia and Darfur. Around that time, she adopted an orphaned child from Cambodia, setting a precedent for other high-profile adoptions from Ethiopia and Vietnam. After splitting with Thornton in 2005, she became a tabloid fixture after essentially breaking up the fabled marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston while filming "Mrs. and Mrs. Smith" (2005) with Pitt, leading to his scandalous divorce and the perception of Jolie as a homewrecker. Soon dubbed "Brangelina," the ever-growing family - the couple had six children in total - were a constant fascination around the world. All throughout, Jolie continued to star in a wide variety of films like "The Good Shepherd" (2006), "A Mighty Heart" (2007), "Changeling" (2008), "Wanted" (2008) and "Salt" (2010). Despite critical debacles like "The Tourist" (2010), Jolie maintained her status as one of Hollywood's most bankable actresses, while moving into a respected career as a director with acclaimed efforts like "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (2011) and the arresting biopic "Unbroken" (2014).

Relationships

Marcheline Bertrand Actor

Mother
Born c. 1950; part-Iroquois; separated from Jolie's father when Angelina was one-year-old Died of cancer on Jan. 27, 2007

Colin Farrell Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated briefly during the filming of "Alexander" (2004)

James Haven Actor

Brother
Born May 11, 1973; studied film making at USC; directed sister in five student films

Timothy Hutton Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Playing God" (1997) Dated c. 1998; Jolie was reportedly tattooed with an "H" No longer together

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Born May 27, 2006 in Namibia; father, Brad Pitt First pictures of baby Shiloh were sold to People Magazine for a reported sum of $4.1 million

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France; twin of Knox Leon; father, Brad Pitt

Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Daughter
Born January 8, 2005 Adopted July 2005 from an Ethiopian orphanage at six months; her birth mother died of AIDS, birth father was unknown Legally adopted by Brad Pitt in 2006

Knox Jolie-Pitt

Son
Born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France; twin of Vivienne Marcheline; father, Brad Pitt

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Son
Adopted at seven months from a Cambodian orphanage in 2002 Legally adopted by Brad Pitt in 2006

Pax Jolie-Pitt

Son
Adopted at three years old from a Vietnamese orphanage in 2007; Jolie adopted the boy as a single parent because Vietnam's adoption regulations don't allow unmarried couples to co-adopt; name was legally changed to Jolie-Pitt three months after his adoption

Jonny Lee Miller Actor

Husband
Met during filming of "Hackers" (1995) Married March 28, 1996 Separated 1997 Divorced Feb. 3, 1999

Brad Pitt Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005); rumored to be romantically involved throughout filming, but this was denied by both parties Began being photographed together as a couple in spring 2005, shortly after Pitt's split from wife Jennifer Aniston Pitt's manager confirmed engagement on April 13, 2012 Married in Chateau Miraval, France.

Maximilian Schell Actor

Godparent

Billy Bob Thornton Actor

Husband
Co-starred in "Pushing Tin" (1999) Eloped in Las Vegas, NV May 5, 2000; sexually charged marriage was subject of much tabloid fodder that included carrying vials of each others' blood around their necks; Jolie had tattoo on her arm that read "Billy Bob" Separated June 2002 Jolie filed for divorce July 17, 2002 Divorced May 27, 2003

Jon Voight Actor

Father
Separated from Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand when Angelina was one Estranged from daughter

EDUCATION

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

New York , New York
Enrolled at age 11

New York University

New York , New York
Attended night classes in 1997

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy ("The Tourist")

2011

Made her feature writing and directorial debut with the war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey"; Jolie also co-produced the film

2011

Once again voiced the Master Tigress in "Kung Fu Panda 2"

2010

Played the title role of a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy in "Salt"

2010

Teamed with Johnny Depp for the thriller "The Tourist"

2009

Nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("Changeling")

2008

Co-starred as an assassin in the comic book adaptation of "Wanted"

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama ("Changeling")

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Changeling")

2008

Voiced Master Tigress in the animated feature "Kung Fu Panda"

2008

Potrayed Christine Collins, a woman fighting for her missing son, in Clint Eastwood's drama "Changeling"

2007

Made directorial debut with the documentary "A Place in Time"

2007

Starred in "A Mighty Heart," as Marianne Pearl, the wife of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and killed in 2002 while reporting in Pakistan; produced by her partner Brad Pitt; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for

2007

Portrayed Grendel's mother in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of the epic poem "Beowulf"

2006

Played a CIA agent's (Matt Damon) long-suffering wife in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd"

2005

Starred opposite Brad Pitt, as a bored married couple that is surprised to learn that they are assassins hired to kill each other in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

2005

Appeared in the MTV special "The Diary of Angelina Jolie & Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa," which followed their trip to Sauri, a remote group of villages in western Kenya

2004

Voiced Lola in the animated feature "Shark Tale "

2004

Portrayed Captain Franky Cook in the Sci-fi thriller "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" opposite Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow

2004

Co-starred with Colin Farrell in Oliver Stone's "Alexander" playing Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great

2004

Starred as Special Agent Illeana Scott in the thriller "Taking Lives" opposite Ethan Hawke and Kiefer Sutherland

2003

Reprised her role as Lara Croft for "Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider 2"

2003

Starred opposite Clive Owen in "Beyond Borders"

2002

Portrayed a TV reporter forced to question her choices in "Life or Something Like It"

2002

Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

2001

Achieved international fame playing the videogame heroine Lara Croft in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

2001

Starred opposite Antonio Banderas in "Original Sin"

2000

Acted opposite Nicolas Cage in "Gone in 60 Seconds"

1999

Portrayed the wife of an air traffic controller (Billy Bob Thornton) in Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin"

1999

Won an Academy Award for her supporting role in "Girl, Interrupted" a drama based on the memoirs of a woman's two-year stay in a psychiatric hospital

1999

Cast as a tough detective assisting a quadriplegic colleague (Denzel Washington) in tracking a serial killer in "The Bone Collector"

1998

Had supporting role as a club kid in the ensemble comedy-drama "Playing By Heart"

1998

Earned raves reviews for her performance as Gia Carangi, a drug addicted, bisexual model who died of complications from AIDS, in the HBO film "Gia"; received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress

1997

Portrayed the politician's first wife Cornelia Wallace in the TNT miniseries "George Wallace"; received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress

1996

Starred in the feature "Foxfire"

1995

Cast in first lead role in a theatrical release, "Hackers"; co-starred with future husband, British actor Jonny Lee Miller

1993

Co-starred in the direct-to-video sci-fi film "Cyborg II: Glass Shadows"

1986

At age 11, began studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in NYC

1980

Made her feature debut in Hal Ashby's "Lookin' to Get Out"; co-produced and co-written by her father; credited as Angelina Jolie Voight (released in 1982)

1976

Moved to Palisades, New York with mother and brother

Acted in five student films directed by her brother, James Haven Voight

Briefly worked as a professional model

As part of the Met Theater group in Los Angeles, worked with such veteran actors as Holly Hunter, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan

Made stage debut in "Room Service" playing a German dominatrix

Appeared in music videos by Meat Loaf, The Lemonheads, Rolling Stones and others

Bonus Trivia

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"Mr. Voight and Angelina's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, deliberately gave their two children middle names that would work as last names so they could choose anonymity. 'It's kind of hard for the children of leading actors,' Mr. Voight says. 'If they say, 'Oh, you're Jon Voight's daughter,' then there are some expectations." – From "Following, Ambivalently, in Mom or Dad's Footsteps" by Alexandra Bandon, The New York Times, Aug. 25, 1996

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"In March Ms. Jolie married the English actor Jonny Lee Miller ("Trainspotting"), whom she met on the set of 'Hackers'. The wedding, a small civil ceremony attended only by her mother and Mr. Miller's best friend, was a testament to Ms. Jolie's offbeat approach to life. Mr. Miller wore black leather, while the bride donned black rubber pants and a white shirt with the groom's name written in her blood across the back. Why, you ask? 'It's your husband,' she answers with a sly grin. 'You're about to marry him. You can sacrifice a little to make it really special.' [She drew the blood herself, 'very carefully,' she says 'with a clean surgical needle.']" – From The New York Times, Aug. 25, 1996

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"There was a time when I was really going to give up on acting, right after 'Foxfire'. I was trying to find characters with a certain strength and things going on, but I was always disappointed. '[George] Wallace' was the first thing I did where I felt their ideas were better than mine." – quoted in GQ, December 1998

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"When people talk about me they talk about my intensity. Angie has that same intensity." – Jon Voight quoted in Premiere, January 1999

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"... my daughter [Angelina Jolie] just has an incredible talent. The camera loves her. Of course I've always loved looking at Angie's face; that's the best scenery I can be around. That's my happiness and now it's the happiness of other people as well. Just look at that beautiful face and all the intelligence that it has and all the passion. It's quite extraordinary" – Jon Voight quoted in Time Out New York, Jan. 14-21, 1999

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"You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives, shit happens." – Jolie

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"I was distressed when this desperate situation was brought to my attention. I hope to encourage other people to make themselves aware of this crisis facing the Western Saharan refugees and do what they can to help." – Jolie after donating $100k to the Western Saharan Refugees statement.

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Angelina legally changed her last name from Voight to Jolie on September 12, 2002.

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"My life belongs to him. That thing I used to have when something would go wrong, that place of self-destruction or addiction or craziness, when you have a child you can't afford that and you just don't. When your world falls apart or you're feeling really depressed, you pick yourself up and smile so they don't worry." – Jolie talking about her adopted son Maddox Rolling Stones, July 24, 2003

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Jolie was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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"If I ever have a relationship again, I don't think he'll be an actor. It'll be somebody who can teach me, somebody who's already been inspired in their life to do a lot of things that I haven't even thought of yet, who can make me better as a person." – Jolie quoted to theage.com, April 16, 2004

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"She looks the most beautiful when she's in the field – natural, no makeup, nothing... It doesn't get any better than that." – Wyclef Jean on Jolie, to People magazine, May 8, 2006

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Jolie was named "World's Most Beautiful" by People magazine (2006) and with her family (Pitt, Maddox and Zahara) was named "World's Most Beautiful Family"

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"I don't live two lives. I have the great good fortune of being able to have a fun job. It's a job that allows me to travel and that allows me, sometimes, to get out of myself. So that's my job. But it's not at all my life." – Jolie to Esquire July 2007

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"If you start to regret, start to hesitate and question every move to make, then you live in some different way. And for all the craziness I've done, I've never hurt anybody." – Jolie quoted in the Sunday Times, Nov. 9, 2008

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In 2009, Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $1 million to the U.N. refugee agency, which provided aid to hundreds of thousands uprooted by violence in Pakistan.

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In December 2010, The Jolie-Pitt Foundation committed $2 million towards the N/a'an ku sê Mission in Namibia. The donation was made in their daughter Shiloh’s name.

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Croatian journalist and author James J. Braddock filed a copyright infringement suit against Jolie for her 2011 film "In the Land of Blood and Honey." Braddock, who also went by the name Josip J. Knezevic, claimed that the plot for the film was lifted from a 2007 article he wrote.

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Jolie was named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo during the city's film festival in July 2012.

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