Angelina Jolie – born Angelina Jolie Voight is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
Gatekeepers News reports that Angelina Jolie has been a recipient of the Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the sister of actor James Haven as well as the niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist and volcanologist Barry Voight. Her godparents are actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell.
Jolie from her father’s side is of German and Slovak descent, while her mother was of French-Canadian ancestry. Jolie has claimed to have partial Indigenous (Iroquois) ancestry.
At 16, Jolie committed to acting professionally, but initially found it difficult to pass auditions, often being told that her demeanor was “too dark.”
She appeared in five of her brother’s student films, made while he attended the USC School of Cinema-Television, as well as in several music videos, namely Lenny Kravitz’s “Stand by My Woman” (1991), Antonello Venditti’s “Alta Marea” (1991), The Lemonheads’s “It’s About Time” (1993), and Meat Loaf’s “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through” (1993).
She began to learn from her father, as she noticed his method of observing people to become like them. Their relationship during this time was less strained, with Jolie realizing that they were both “drama queens.”
Jolie first witnessed the effects of a humanitarian crisis while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in war-torn Cambodia, an experience she later credited with having brought her a greater understanding of the world.
She later contacted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for information on international trouble spots. Jolie began visiting refugee camps around the world.
Jolie has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work.
During the filming of Hackers (1995), Jolie had a romance with actor Jonny Lee Miller. They got married in March 1996 and divorced in 1999.
Jolie began a relationship with model and actress Jenny Shimizu on the set of Foxfire (1996). In 1997 she said, “I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her.”
In 2000, Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thornton. They announced the adoption of a child from Cambodia in March 2002 but abruptly separated three months later. Their divorce was finalised on May 27, 2003.
She was accused of causing the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in October 2005. Jolie said she fell in love with Pitt during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), but dismissed allegations of an affair. However, neither Jolie nor Pitt would publicly comment on the nature of their relationship until January 2006, when she confirmed they were expecting their first child together.
Their family grew to include six children, three of whom were adopted, before they announced their engagement in April 2012. Jolie and Pitt were legally married on August 14, 2014, and had their wedding on August 23, 2014, at their estate Château Miraval in Correns, France.
After two years of marriage, the couple separated on September 15, 2016. On September 19, Jolie filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. They were declared legally single on April 12, 2019.
The net worth of Angelina Jolie is estimated to be around $160 million. Her source of revenue is from movies as an actor, directors, and producers.