Angelina Jolie Biography

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Angelina-Jolie-Biography

Angelina Jolie Voight was born on 4 June 1975 in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress, highly acknowledged for her acting and direction, Angelina is kind and soft hearted-actress, she likes to work for charities and human welfare, in-short she is a Humanitarian. Jolie is of German and Slovak descent, at the age of five Angelina had a bit part in her father’s Lookin’ to Get Out (1982). When she was six her mother and her live-in partner, who was a filmmaker Bill Day moved the family to Palisades, New York. They returned to Los Angeles five years later, and then Jolie decided to act and enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and also did several stage productions.

Angeline Jolie’s life is a lot more tragic than you could’ve ever imagined, As a teenager, Jolie struggled to emotionally connect with other people, as a result, she Self-harmed, she later stated “For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me”, she also began experimenting drugs and at the age of 20, she almost used every drug possible, specifically heroin. She tried to commit suicide twice, at age 19 and 22, she attempted to hire a hitman to kill her, she also had a nervous breakdown at the age of 24, she was admitted for 72 hours in the hospital, after two years of her mental struggle she adopted a child, she stated that “I knew, once I committed to Maddox, I would never be self-destructive again”.

Jolie started her career with modeling, her mother insisted her but unfortunately, she failed, then she transferred in an alternative school, where she became a punk outsider, she used to wear all black clothing and experiment knife play with her live-in boyfriend, at 16 her relationship ended and Jolie graduated from high school and rented her own apartment before returning to theatre studies, her film career began with a low budget production film Cyborg 2 released in 1993, followed by her first leading role in film Hackers in 1995, she appeared in critically acclaimed biographical films George Wallace in 1997 and, Gia in 1998, she also won an Academy Awards For Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted in 1999. Her breakthrough role was as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: the Tomb Raider (2001), she gained massive recognition for her performance.

Angelina Jolie continued her action-star career by appearing in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), and Salt (2010); she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress in her 2007 drama film, Changeling, and A Mighty Heart, in which her performance was critically praised. Her biggest commercial success was a fantasy film Maleficent released in 2014, the film was huge box office success and made $758.5 million worldwide against $263 million budget, Angelina received a lot of attention for her performance and the film won three Awards, she again reprised the character of maleficent in the sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in 2019, which did commercially well at the box office and made $491.7 million worldwide.

In 2010, Angelina Jolie decided to expand her career and stepped into Directing, screenwriting, and producing with the war dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Unbroken (2014), and First They Killed My Father (2017).

Jolie starred in Love Is There All Is in (1996), and after that, she appeared in a road movie Mojave Moon (1996), in Foxfire (1996), she appeared as a drifter who unites four teenage girls to get revenge on a teacher who sexually harassed them. In 1997, Angelina starred in Andy Wilson’s thriller Playing God, and her next film True Women (1997), both were major flops of her career. The year 2000 was a lucky charm for Angelina, she appeared in the blockbuster movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, she was starred opposite Nicolas Cage, the film was a huge success of her career and became her highest-grossing film by making $237.2 million worldwide.

In 2001, Angelina was starred in Original Sin, the film contained some nudity and sex scenes, that grabbed the attention of a lot of viewers and find Angelina physically attractive, but still, the film was not a commercial success and received poor reviews. Followed by another flop of her career, Life or Something Like It (2002), even though her films were beaten critically, she remained in demand as an actress and established herself among Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses by taking $10-$15 million per film, and this kept going for five years straight.

In 2003, she reprised the role of Lara Croft in the sequel, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Cradles of Life, the film was not that of a hit and did commercially fine at the box office. In 2005, Angelina was starred opposite future husband Brad Pitt in a comedy action movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the film was a commercial hit at the box office and made $478.2 million, and ranked as the seventh highest-grossing picture of the year. Jolie was considered the highest-paid actress by 2008, earning $15-$20 million per film, she then appeared in the action film Wanted, which proved to be another success and made $341.4 million at the box office, Angelina performance in the film was praised.

Jolie then voiced in DreamWorks Kung fu Panda (2008), as Tigress, later respired her voice role in sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). In 2010, Jolie appeared in another blockbuster film Salt, the film was an international success and made a total of $293.5 million. Same year Angelina appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the thriller The Tourist, but unfortunately, the film was a critical failure. She will be starring opposite David Oyelowo in the upcoming fantasy film Come Away, and also will be appearing in Those Who Wished Me Dead, she has also committed to produce and star in The Eternals in MCU as Thena.

Angelina Jolie Family and affairs

Angelina-jolie-Family

Angelina Jolie Voight, she is the daughter of Jon Voight, who is an actor, and Marcheline Bertrand, she is an actor too. Angelina has one brother named James Haven, who is also an actor. Her parents separated in 1976, Angelina and her brother then lived with her mother, who left her career to raise her children, Angelina uses to watch movies with her mother in her childhood and showed in interest in acting. Jolie had issues with her father which began when he left the family when she was less than a year old, Angelina and her father reconciled when they were filming Lara Croft but again they had some misunderstanding.

Angelina even petitioned the court to remove her surname “Voight”, her father on the other side claimed that Angelina had some serious mental problems, her mother and brother broke off their contact with Voight at that point, but eventually, they began rebuilding their relation after Bertrand’s death on January 27, 2007.

Jolie had a boyfriend when she was 14; she and her boyfriend lived in the same house, Angelina broke up with him after two years because she wanted to dedicate herself in her acting career, and also she stated that either she was going to be reckless on the street or her boyfriend was going to sleep with her mother in the next room. She then met Jonny Lee Miller during filming Hackers (1995), the couple married in 1996 and divorced in 1999. After that Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thronton in may 2000, and together they stayed for three years, their divorce was finalized on May 27, 2003.

Jolie was accused of having caused the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in October 2005, which later she dismissed; she stated that she fell in love with Pitt while shooting Mr.& Mrs. Smith, Pitt and Jolie did not publically announce their relation until 2006 when Jolie confirmed that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child. The couple stayed in relation for twelve years and had six children, the couple announced their engagement in April 2012 and married on August 23, 2014. After two years of marriage, the couple separated (2016), and their divorce finalized on 12 April 2019.

Net Worth

Net Worth: $120 Million
Date of Birth: Jun 4, 1975 (45 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession: Actor, Model, Voice Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Writer, Author
Nationality: United States of Americ

Filmography

Title Year Role
Lookin’ to Get Out 1982 Tosh
Cyborg 2 1993 Casella “Cash” Reese
Angela & Viril 1993 Angela
Alice & Viril 1993 Alice
Hackers 1995 Acid Burn
Without Evidence 1996 Jodie Swearingen
Love Is All There Is 1996 Gina Malacici
Mojave Moon 1996 Ellie
Foxfire 1996 Legs Sadovsky
Playing God 1997 Claire
Hell’s Kitchen 1998 Gloria McNeary
Playing by Heart 1998 Joan
Pushing Tin 1999 Mary Bell
The Bone Collector 1999 Amelia Donaghy
Girl, Interrupted 1999 Lisa Rowe
Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 Sara “Sway” Wayland
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 Lara Croft
Original Sin 2001 Julia Russell
Life or Something Like It 2002 Lanie Kerrigan
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life 2003 Lara Croft
Beyond Borders 2003 Sarah Jordan
Taking Lives 2004 Illeana Scott
Shark Tale 2004 Lola (voice)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Franky Cook
The Fever 2004 Revolutionary
Alexander 2004 Olympias
Trudell 2005
Confessions of an Action Star 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Jane Smith
The Good Shepherd 2006 Margaret “Clover” Russell Wilson
A Place in Time 2007
A Mighty Heart 2007 Mariane Pearl
Beowulf 2007 Grendel’s mother
Kung Fu Panda 2008 Master Tigress (voice)
Wanted 2008 Fox
Changeling 2008 Christine Collins
Salt 2010 Evelyn Salt
The Tourist 2010 Elise Clifton-Ward
Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 Master Tigress (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters 2011 Master Tigress (voice)
In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011
Difret 2014
Maleficent 2014 Maleficent
Unbroken 2014
By the Sea 2015 Vanessa
Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Master Tigress (voice)
First They Killed My Father 2017
The Breadwinner 2017
Serendipity 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019 Maleficent

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