Angelina Jolie whose full name is Angelina Jolie Voight is a legendary actress, producer and director. Acting is buried in her DNA as both of her parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, are actors. She started acting at 8 years old but, 10 years later, she chose acting as a career because she loved movies.
Her elder brother is James Haven. He is an actor, director, producer and writer.
She schooled at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before attending Beverly Hills High School. She concluded her education at New York University where she obtained her first degree in Drama.
Angelina decided to go into acting and made her move in 1991. But unfortunately for her, she couldn’t get roles except for roles her brother featured her. So she decided to go learn the trade from her father. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get on well.
Jolie got her first lead role in 1993 when she featured in direct-to-video.
In 1995, she got her first major role. The movie was titled Hackers unfortunately, it wasn’t released.
She landed another one, George Wallace, in 1997. She did so well that she got her first award, the Golden Globe Award.
In 1996, she got another major role in Gia. Again, she killed it and won another Golden Globe and also a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She went on in back to back movies featuring in lots of movies which includes; Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Tomb Raider (2001 and 2003), Alexander (2004) and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
In 2005, she starred in Mr and Mrs Smith. She did The Good Shepherd in 2006. In 2007, it was Beowulf and Wanted in 2008. She also featured in Changeling same 2008.
After a series of movies, she rested in 2009. In 2010, she resumed work with Salt and The Tourist.
She played a key role in Maleficent (2014), Sequel (2019) and Come Away (2020).
Then in 2021, she featured in Those Who Wish Me Dead.
Angelina Jolie, Director
Ms Jolie is also a movie director. She started her director role with In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken. Unbroken went ahead to fetch $163million because it was a good movie to see in 2014.
In 2015, she directed By the Sea. And also directed First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers in 2021.
J met her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, in 1995 when she featured in Hackers. The relationship went fast and smooth as they got married in 1996. Unfortunately, it went slow and sour as the two love birds divorced in 1999.
She met Billy Bob Thornton, another actor in 1999. They got married in 2000 but divorced in 2003.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Her story with Brad Pitt started in the Mr and Mrs Smith movie in 2005. Both were main actors. They started dating and got married in 2014. And she filed for a divorce in 2016. The union was blessed with 6 children of which three of them are adopted.
Angelina Jolie Age
Jolie was born on 4th June 1975. Her age as of today is 48 years old.
Angelina Jolie Net worth
Jolie is worth over $35.5M according to Forbes real-time report. She got most of her wealth via the numerous movies she’s featured in. She is the highest-paid female actress in the United States.
She had been involved in several humanitarian activities and this has been her culture even before she became a star. Her love for the poor and less privileged has no end. Sometimes I wonder why she loves them so much.
In 2001, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees titled her Goodwill Ambassador. She has done a lot in helping refugees in different parts of Asia and Africa.
In 2005, the UN Association for the United States gave her Global Humanitarian Action Award for what she has done in the world.
She even partnered with her ex-husband Brad Pitt in setting up Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Via this foundation, the couple has donated to several organisations just to alleviate suffering in underdeveloped countries.