Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American actress, film director, screenwriter, and author. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Angelina Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Special Envoy and former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has often been cited as the world’s “most beautiful” woman, a title for which she has received substantial media attention.

Angelina made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in “Lookin’ to Get Out” (1982), but her film 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 the cyber-thriller “Hackers” (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films “George Wallace” (1997) and “Gia” (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama “Girl, Interrupted” (1999).

Angelina achieved wide fame after her portrayal of the video game heroine Lara Croft in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001), and established herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the sequel “The Cradle of Life” (2003). She continued her action star career with “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005), “Wanted” (2008), “Salt” (2010) and “The Tourist” (2010) — her biggest live-action commercial successes to date with international revenues of US$478 million, $341 million, $293 million and $278 million respectively — and she received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas “A Mighty Heart” (2007) and “Changeling” (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Jolie made her directorial debut with the wartime drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011).

Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she now lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship notable for fervent media attention. Angelina and Brad Pitt have three biological children and three adopted children. Source: Wikipedia.

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