Angelia Jolie, born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California is an American actress. She is a daughter of her actor parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. After her parents’ separation in 1976, she was raised by her mom, who inspired her interest in acting. She has reportedly been teased by her classmates in Beverly Hills High School, for wearing glasses and braces, as well as her modest upbringing, compared to the more affluent families. Angelina felt isolation I that environment and later admitted that she was cutting herself as it was “somehow therapeutic to” her.
In her early career she pursued modeling and also appeared in music videos by Antonello Vendetti (“Alta Marea”), Lenny Kravitz (“Stand by my Woman”), and The Lemonheads (“It’s About Time”). Over the next few years, she starred in low-to-mid budget movies, like “Cyborg 2”, “Hackers”, comedy “Love Is All There Is”, “Playing God”, as well as appeared in a Rolling Stones’ video “Anybody Seen My Baby?” Even though her early movies failed to become blockbusters, Angelina’s acting was positively regarded and even compared to her father Jon’s.
Angelina was highly praised for her work in numerous motion picture films, such as “George Wallace” (lead female role), “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Playing by Heart”, “Pushing Tin”, “The Bone Collector”, “Girl, Interrupted”, as well as HBO’s TV series “Gia”. Because of an intellectual nature of these films, they failed to become blockbusters.
Surprisingly, or maybe not, her international success came with her less than demanding roles from an acting point of view in movies, such as “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Tomb Raider”. Shallow nature of these films, revolved around entertainment value alone, allowed them to cater to a wider audience, propelling her to Hollywood’s A-List and making her an instant household name throughout the globe. She currently enjoys being one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.|
Besides her acting career, Angelina, together with her famous husband Brad Pitt, have been instrumental in raising awareness of the world poverty and hunger, as well as a problem of refugees, displaced as a result of armed conflicts. As a part of her work, she has traveled through the poorest areas of Africa, South-East Asia, South America, and even Europe. She’s currently a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency. Angelina has adopted 3 children from African poor families, named Maddox, Pax, and Zahara.