Angelina Jolie


04 Jun 1975


Los Angeles, California, USA


Angelina Jolie Voight


Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-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.

Actor ( 156 credits )

Maleficent 2 (2019) Maleficent (rumored)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Tigress (voice)
By the Sea (2015) Vanessa
Maleficent (2014) Maleficent
Valencia (2013) Michelle (archive footage)
The International Criminal Court (2013) Herself
Balkan Spirit (2013) Herself - Actress & Director
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Top Priority: The Terror Within (2012) Herself - Academy Award Winning Actress (archive footage)
1002 Momentos de la tele (2012)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Encontro com Fátima Bernardes (2012)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Honest Trailers (2012)  Maleficent (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Tigress (voice)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Herself - Award Winning Actress (archive footage) (3 e
CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Jane's Journey (2010) Herself
The Tourist (2010) Elise Clifton-Ward
Salt (2010) Evelyn Salt
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Herself (uncredited)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Fox (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Icon News (2010)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Smash His Camera (2010) Herself (archive footage)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (8 episodes, 2010)
Profiles in Philanthropy (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Changeling (2008) Christine Collins
Wanted (2008) Fox
Kung Fu Panda (2008) Tigress (voice)
The Day After Peace (2008) Herself
Tellement People (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Don't Tell My Booker!!! (2007) Herself
Beowulf (2007) Grendel's Mother
A Mighty Heart (2007) Mariane Pearl
A Place in Time (2007) Herself
Kig Ind TV (2007)  Herself (archive footage)
Fernsehkritik-TV (2007)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
BBC News 8pm Summary (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Good Shepherd (2006) Margaret 'Clover' Russell
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
What It Takes (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Space Top 10 Countdown (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Headlines on Trial (2006)  Herself - Accused (archive footage) (unknown episodes)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Jane Smith
Confessions of an Action Star (2005) Herself
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
Unscripted (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
20 to 1 (2005)  Herself (5 episodes, 2006-2010)
Showbiz Tonight (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Situation Room (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Fever (2004) Revolutionary
Alexander (2004) Olympias
Shark Tale (2004) Lola (voice)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Franky
Taking Lives (2004) Illeana
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (6 episodes, 2014)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Beyond Borders (2003) Sarah Jordan
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Lara Croft
Trading Women (2003) Narrator
MythBusters (2003)  Fox (1 episode, 2009)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Ocean's 13 Premiere (1 episode, 2007)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Style Star (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
What's Going On? (2003) (1 episode)
Pânico na TV (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Banzai (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Shownieuws (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
Life or Something Like It (2002) Lanie Kerrigan
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Player$ (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Secrets of Superstar Fitness (2002)  Herself
Original Sin (2001) Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Lara Croft
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Rank (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) Sara 'Sway' Wayland
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Diary (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Maldito lunes (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Girl, Interrupted (1999) Lisa
The Bone Collector (1999) Amelia Donaghy
Pushing Tin (1999) Mary Bell
ITV Evening News (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Hell's Kitchen (1998) Gloria McNeary
Playing by Heart (1998) Joan
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tout le monde en parle (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
T4 (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Playing God (1997) Claire
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (20 episodes, 2005-2007)
Foxfire (1996) Legs Sadovsky
Love Is All There Is (1996) Gina Malacici
Mojave Moon (1996) Eleanor 'Elie' Rigby
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2006-2008)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 1999-2007)
This Week (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Without Evidence (1995) Jodie Swearingen
Hackers (1995) Kate
Today Tonight (1995)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
E! Behind the Scenes (1995)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2001)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Extra (1994)  Herself (5 episodes, 2003-2014)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Taff (1994)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Alice & Viril (1993) Alice
Angela & Viril (1993) Angela
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (6 episodes, 1999-2008)
The Big Breakfast (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Getaway (1992)  Jane Smith / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself - Från Cannes / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2010)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (7 episodes, 2000-2011)
E! News (1991)  Herself (3 episodes, 2014)
CNN Newsroom (1989)  Herself - Special Envoy of U.N. High Commissioner for
This Morning (1988)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2009)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (3 episodes, 2001-2007)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
Lookin' to Get Out (1982) Tosh - Patti's Daughter (as Angelina Jolie Voight)
Today (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (60 episodes, 2005-2014)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013)
20/20 (1978)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Canada A.M. (1972)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
60 Minutes (1968)  Herself (segment "Angelina") (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Today (1952)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2014)
Salt 2 (0) Evelyn Salt

Producer ( 9 credits )

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

Writer ( 3 credits )

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017) (screenplay)
By the Sea (2015) (written by)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) (written by)

Director ( 5 credits )

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

Angelina Jolie Related News

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Spring 2018 Release Date

Warner Bros. has set a spring 2018 release date for their long-awaited reboot of Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.