Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie

Birth Name:

Angelina Jolie Voight

Nicknames:

Angie
Ange
AJ

Body Height:

1.69 m

Biography:

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees. She often appears on many "most beautiful women" lists, and she has a personal life that is avidly covered by the tabloid press.

Jolie was born Angelina Jolie Voight in Los Angeles, California. In her earliest years, Angelina began absorbing the acting craft from her actor parents, Jon Voight, an Oscar-winner, and Marcheline Bertrand, who had studied with Lee Strasberg. Her good looks may derive from her ancestry, which is German and Slovak on her father's side, and French-Canadian, Dutch, Polish, and remote Huron, on her mother's side. At age eleven, Angelina began studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she was seen in several stage productions. She undertook some film studies at New York University and later joined the renowned Met Theatre Group in Los Angeles. At age 16, she took up a career in modeling and appeared in some music videos.

In the mid-1990s, Jolie appeared in various small films where she got good notices, including Hackers (1995) and Foxfire (1996). Her critical acclaim increased when she played strong roles in the made-for-TV movies True Women (1997), and in George Wallace (1997) which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination. Jolie's acclaim increased even further when she played the lead role in the HBO production Gia (1998). This was the true life story of supermodel Gia Carangi, a sensitive wild child who was both brazen and needy and who had a difficult time handling professional success and the deaths of people who were close to her. Carangi became involved with drugs and because of her needle-using habits she became, at the tender age of 26, one of the first celebrities to die of AIDS. Jolie's performance in Gia (1998) again garnered a Golden Globe Award and another Emmy nomination, and she additionally earned a SAG Award.

Angelina got a major break in 1999 when she won a leading role in the successful feature The Bone Collector (1999), starring alongside Denzel Washington. In that same year, Jolie gave a tour de force performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999) playing opposite Winona Ryder. The movie was a true story of women who spent time in a psychiatric hospital. Jolie's role was reminiscent of Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), the role which won Nicholson his first Oscar. Unlike "Cuckoo", "Girl" was a small film that received mixed reviews and barely made money at the box office. But when it came time to give out awards, Jolie won the triple crown -- "Girl" propelled her to win the Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award and the Academy Award for best leading actress in a supporting role.

With her new-found prominence, Jolie began to get in-depth attention from the press. Numerous aspects of her controversial personal life became news. At her wedding to her Hackers (1995) co-star Jonny Lee Miller, she had displayed her husband's name on the back of her shirt painted in her own blood. Jolie and Miller divorced, and in 2000, she married her Pushing Tin (1999) co-star Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie had become the fifth wife of a man twenty years her senior. During her marriage to Thornton, the spouses each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks. That marriage came apart in 2002 and ended in divorce. In addition, Jolie was estranged from her famous father, Jon Voight.

In 2000, Jolie was asked to star in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). At first, she expressed disinterest, but then decided that the required training for the athletic role was intriguing. The Croft character was drawn from a popular video game. Lara Croft was a female cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. When the film was released, critics were unimpressed with the final product, but critical acclaim wasn't the point of the movie. The public paid $275 million for theater tickets to see a buffed up Jolie portray the adventuresome Lara Croft. Jolie's father Jon Voight appeared in "Croft", and during filming there was a brief rapprochement between father and daughter.

One of the Croft movie's filming locations was Cambodia. While there, Jolie witnessed the natural beauty, culture and poverty of that country. She considered this an eye opening experience, and so began the humanitarian chapter of her life. Jolie began visiting refugee camps around the world and came to be formally appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Some of her experiences were written and published in her popular book "Notes from My Travels" whose profits go to UNHCR.

Jolie has stated that she now plans to spend most of her time in humanitarian efforts, to be financed by her actress salary. She devotes one third of her income to savings, one third to living expenses and one third to charity. In 2002, Angelina adopted a Cambodian refugee boy named Maddox, and in 2005, adopted an Ethiopian refugee girl named Zahara. Jolie's dramatic feature film Beyond Borders (2003) parallels some of her real life humanitarian experiences although, despite the inclusion of a romance between two westerners, many of the movie's images were too depressingly realistic -- the film was not popular among critics or at the box office.

In 2004, Jolie began filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) with co-star Brad Pitt. The film became a major box office success. There were rumors that Pitt and Jolie had an affair while filming "Smith". Jolie insisted that because her mother had been hurt by adultery, she herself could never participate in an affair with a married man, therefore there had been no affair with Pitt at that time. Nonetheless, Pitt separated from his wife Jennifer Aniston in January 2005 and, in the months that followed, he was frequently seen in public with Jolie, apparently as a couple. Pitt's divorce was finalized later in 2005.

Jolie and Pitt announced in early 2006 that they would have a child together, and Jolie gave birth to daughter Shiloh that May. They also adopted a three-year-old Vietnamese boy named Pax. The couple, who married in 2014, continue to pursue movie and humanitarian projects, and now have a total of six children.


Producers Filmography:

The One and Only Ivan
The Breadwinner (2017)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)
By the Sea (2015)
Unbroken (2014)
Maleficent (2014)
Difret (2014)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Trudell (2005)
Lovesick (2005)


Directors Filmography:

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)
By the Sea (2015)
Coldplay: Miracles, Lyric Video (2014)
Unbroken (2014)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
A Place in Time (2007)


Actors Filmography:

Maleficent 2
The One and Only Ivan
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
By the Sea (2015)
Maleficent (2014)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
The Tourist (2010)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
Salt (2010)
Wanted (2008)
Changeling (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Beowulf (2007)
A Mighty Heart (2007)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Alexander (2004)
The Fever (2004)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Shark Tale (2004)
Taking Lives (2004)
Beyond Borders (2003)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Original Sin (2001)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The Bone Collector (1999)
Pushing Tin (1999)
Playing by Heart (1998)
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Gia (1998)
Playing God (1997)
George Wallace (1997)
True Women (1997)
Mojave Moon (1996)
Foxfire (1996)
Love Is All There Is (1996)
Hackers (1995)
Without Evidence (1995)
Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II - Picture Show (1994)
Meat Loaf: Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (1994)
Alice & Viril (1993)
Angela & Viril (1993)
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)


Selfs Filmography:

Forced from Home (2017)
Access Hollywood (2017)
Entertainment Tonight (2017)
Good Morning Britain (2017)
The Insider (2017)
Today (2016)
Extra (2015)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015 (2015)
BBC News 8pm Summary (2015)
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2015)
CNN Newsroom (2015)
Tavis Smiley (2015)
Vivement dimanche prochain (2014)
Weekend Today (2014)
WWE Tribute to the Troops (2014)
The Daily Show (2014)
ITV Evening News (2014)
Hollywood Film Awards (2014)
Aurora: Becoming a Beauty (2014)
Maleficent: From Fairy Tale to Feature Film (2014)
CNBC Meets (2014)
E! News (2014)
Made in Hollywood (2014)
Good Morning America (2014)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2014)
Weekend Ticket (2014)
Real Celebrity Miracles (2014)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014)
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014)
Profiles in Philanthropy (2013)
The International Criminal Court (2013)
Balkan Spirit (2013)
Pânico na TV (2012)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
Cinema 3 (2012)
Días de cine (2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2012)
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
Charlie Rose (2011)
This Week (2011)
60 Minutes (2011)
Shownieuws (2011)
Festival international de Cannes (2011)
The Tourist: Action in Venice (2011)
The Tourist: A Gala Affair (2011)
The Tourist: Canal Chats (2011)
Tourist Destination: Travel the Canals of Venice (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
Close Up (2011)
Salt: Declassified (2010)
Salt: The Ultimate Female Action Hero (2010)
Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn 'Salt' (2010)
The Modern Master of the Political Thriller: Phillip Noyce (2010)
Gomorron (2010)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)
Getaway (2010)
The 7PM Project (2010)
Mark at the Movies (2010)
Jane's Journey (2010)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Changeling - Partners in Crime: Bringing Changeling to the Screen (2009)
Changeling - The Common Thread: Angelina Becomes Christine (2009)
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie (2009)
This Morning (2009)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet (2009)
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
The Movie Loft (2009)
Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga (2009)
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009)
Cartelera (2008)
Through the Eyes of Director Timur Bekmambetov (2008)
Wanted: Cast and Characters (2008)
Max on Set: Wanted (2008)
Showbiz Tonight (2008)
Tellement People (2008)
HBO First Look (2008)
The Day After Peace (2008)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2008)
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2008)
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere (2008)
Don't Tell My Booker!!! (2007)
Larry King Live (2007)
Corazón de... (2007)
Peace One Day (2007)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2007)
20 heures le journal (2007)
A Place in Time (2007)
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews (2007)
Weekend Sunrise (2007)
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (2006)
Space Top 10 Countdown (2006)
Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell (2006)
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? (2006)
Domestic Violence: Shooting Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2006)
The Reichen Show (2006)
What It Takes (2006)
Biography (2005)
MTV & Logo Present 'The Out 100' (2005)
A Fishified World (2005)
The Situation Room (2005)
Diary (2005)
The Death of 'Alexander' (2005)
Dateline NBC (2005)
GMTV (2005)
Inside the Actors Studio (2005)
Star Fish of 'Shark Tale' (2005)
Brave New World (2005)
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Unscripted (2005)
Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005)
Tout le monde en parle (2004)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2004)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2004)
Wetten, dass..? (2004)
On the Set of 'Alexander' (2004)
Film '72 (2004)
Shark Tale: Gettin' Fishy with It (2004)
Premiere Women in Hollywood Awards (2004)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2004)
Crime Lab: A 'Taking Lives' (2004)
52 Most Irresistible Women (2004)
T4 (2004)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2004)
Total Request Live (2004)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004)
The Scoring of 'Tomb Raider 2' (2003)
The Stunts of 'Tomb Raider 2' (2003)
The Training of 'Tomb Raider 2' (2003)
The Visual Effects of 'Tomb Raider 2' (2003)
The View (2003)
20/20 (2003)
Rove Live (2003)
Tomb Raider: The Secrets of Lara Croft (2003)
Banzai (2003)
Tinseltown TV (2003)
Style Star (2003)
Trading Women (2003)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2003)
What's Going On? (2003)
Player$ (2003)
Secrets of Superstar Fitness (2002)
Rank (2002)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2002)
Stars: An Oscar's Party (2002)
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002)
Crafting 'Lara Croft' (2001)
Digging Into 'Tomb Raider' (2001)
The Stunts of 'Tomb Raider' (2001)
Tomb Raider: Are You Game? (2001)
Lara Croft: Lethal and Loaded (2001)
The Big Breakfast (2001)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001)
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001)
Gone in 60 Seconds: Stars on the Move (2000)
Gone in 60 Seconds: Wild Rides (2000)
Bravo Profiles (2000)
Tomb Raider Live (2000)
International Indian Film Awards (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000)
Maldito lunes (2000)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)
Spotlight on Location: 'The Bone Collector' a Collection of Stories (2000)
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2000)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1999)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999)
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999)
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1998)
Late Show with David Letterman (1998)
The 50th British Academy Film Awards (1998)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998)
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards (1997)
The Rolling Stones: Anybody Seen My Baby? (1997)
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986)