Angelina Jolie, biography, news, photos
Name: Angelina Jolie
Birth date: 4 of June 1975 (44 y.o.)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Birth Sign: Gemini
Chinese zodiac: Rabbit
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Angelina Jolie’s biography
Angelina Jolie Voight is a Hollywood actress, who has repeatedly led the most beautiful celebrity’s ratings. She has a few dozens of roles in her filmography but the «Lara Croft: Tomb Raider» was the one that brought her fame. A repeatedly laureate of the «Oscar» and «Golden Globe» awards. The highest paid actress in 2013 according to the Forbes magazine.
Angelina Jolie’s childhood
Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles on 4 June 1975. Her father is actor Jon Voight, her mother was Marcheline Bertrand, an actress of French descent.
Angelina Jolie’s father often cheated on her mother, therefor the parents separated a year after her birth, but the divorcement was officially issued only in 1978. Marcheline Bertrand, who gave up her dream on becoming a great actress focused on raising Angelina and her brother James Haven and took the children to New York.
At six Jolie had already played in her father’s picture «Lookin' to Get Out». The whole family took part in the filming: father Jon Voight and mother Marcheline Bertrand.
In childhood Angelina differed by her eccentric character. When she was nine she decided to found a funeral service. At school she visited the psychotherapist and the teachers considered her a sociopath. At eleven she returned to her father’s home in Hollywood where she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and then attended the Beverly Hills High School.
When she was 14 Angelina Jolie started modelling in American cities, also in England. Years later the actress admitted that modelling career didn’t work out right way which caused her the strongest psycho-emotional disorder.
In 1989 she met her first young man, whom she lived with for two years at her mother’s house. The reason for the breakup was her interest in knives and self-harm, her body was full of scars. At 16 she was admitted to hospital cutting herself the carotid artery. During those years Angelina Jolie got to know many of the known drugs and led the free way of life. She slept with men as well as with women. At the same age she began hating her father, what prevented them from communicating.
Angelina Jolie’s career
In 1993 Jolie started acting in cinema. The picture «Cyborg 2» was released where the actress was given a notable role of a cyborg in love. The job didn’t bring the actress to fame and she was quite dissatisfied with the result.
Two years later she played in her first large project, the «Hackers» film where her partner was Jonny Lee Miller who later became her husband. In 1997 the picture «Playing God» was released where she was partnered by Timothy Hutton and David Duchovny.
Jolie chose herself the most versatile roles: the wife of the bedridden on health governor of Alabama in the picture «George Wallace» and a mannequin, drug addict deceased from AIDS in «Gia», a policewoman in «The Bone Collector» and a grumpy wife in the «Pushing Tin» comedy drama, a hijacker in «Gone in 60 Seconds» and a riotous patient in a psychiatric clinic in the «Girl, Interrupted» drama film and so on.
Just the last film made Angelina Jolie recognizable. She received the «Oscar» for best supporting actress and «Golden Globe» in the same nomination for her job. During the Academy Awards ceremony she confessed her brother’s love. Talks immediately started on their incestuous relations, which they publicly refuted but a year later.
After cinematographic success the actress was showered with offers to take part in filming very successful for her career. In 2001 she was chosen for the leading role for the screening of the first part of «Lara Croft: Tomb Raider». The film collected 270 million dollars in the world hire but unfortunately the following pictures about the tomb raider failed.
Most popular Angelina Jolie became after playing in the «Mr. & Mrs. Smith» released in 2005. The picture collected more than 480 million dollars in the world hire. The film where Jolie played alongside Brad Pitt put start to their lasting romantic union.
In 2006 the actress played in three more pictures which however never led the ratings: «The Good Shepherd» directed by Robert De Niro and «Beowulf» with Anthony Hopkins in the leading role.
In 2008 a character from the «Kung Fu Panda» animation film series, the Tigress spoke in Angelina Jolie’s voice.
The role of Christine Collins in the «Changeling» psychological drama by Clint Eastwood released the same year received the highest ratings from critics. The actress was nominated for «Oscar» in the category of Best actress, however, she lost to Kate Winslet and her Hanna from «the Reader».
Two actions were released with Angelina Jolie in the leading role next – the «Wanted» which acquainted the actress with British actor James McAvoy and the «Salt» directed by Phillip Noyce.
In 2010 the actress got away from her habitual characters of special agents and professional killers and played in «The Tourist» alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany.
In May 2013 Angelina Jolie made a sensational admission that because of the high risk of getting cancer she had decided to remove her both mammary glands and ovaries. In 2007 her Mother had deceased of ovarian cancer what served a reason for the actress examining herself. She had suffered the first surgery of breast removing yet in February but kept it in secret for four months.
The same year Angelina Jolie led the Forbes rating of the «Highest paid actresses in Hollywood». The magazine had counted that from June 2012 to June 2013 the actress had earned $33 millions.
In 2014 Angelina Jolie played fairy Maleficent in the fantasy film of the same name.
In 2015 Jolie herself appeared in the director’s chair releasing the «By the Sea» romantic drama. The picture told the story of two in love, a famous dancer and neither the less known writer, who were played by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie’s personal life
The actress is one of the most tattooed women in Hollywood. New tattoos appear on her body and the old ones that have lost meaning are being either removed or covered by new ones.
For example her left shoulder is covered by the geographical coordinates of the places of birth of all of her children including the adopted, the «M» in her palm is in memory of her deceased mother. She also has quotations by sages on her skin and even the date of birth of Churchill. The exact amount of tatoos is unknown.
At the age of 20 the actress married her partner in the «Hackers» – British actor Jonny Lee Miller. They got married in 1996 but quickly fled: he began living in England and Jolie in the USA. The divorcement was issued only in 1999. Angelina Jolie and Miller are still communicating well though they call their marriage a mistake of young age.
However at the time when Angelina Jolie was yet with her husband an information had spread through the press about her relationship with another actor, her partner in the film of 1996 «Playing God» Timothy Hutton. Her sexual affairs with actress Jenny Shimizu who partnered her in the «Foxfire» refer to the same period.
Angelina Jolie’s second husband was Billy Bob Thornton. They got married in 2000 but the marriage turned out not a happy one just as the previous, the actors got divorced three years later. Both had to remove tattoos of partner’s names which they had done before the marriage.
Angelina Jolie’s and Brad Pitt’s love story
«Mr. and Mrs. Smith» of 2004 could be considered the starting point. Though the couple denied any rumors about their intimacy, after all, Brad Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston at the time, all the dashboards dazzled with their common photos. But as Jolie later stated: «Not all children have the opportunity to watch a film where mom and dad fall in love with each other».
In 2005 Brad Pitt separated pointing insoluble contradictions as reason. After, the couple Jolie and Pitt was often seen together. The public had even come up them with a name for two – «Brangelina». The couple didn’t comment their relationship but it was less like friendship.
In January 2006 Angelina told in an interview for «People» that she’s pregnant from Brad Pitt. In spring the actor adopted Angelina’s children Maddox and Zahara and they received the double surname Jolie Pitt. On 27 May 2006 the actors’ common daughter Shiloh was born. The first pictures of the girl were sold for $10 million to the same «People».
The same year the actress entered the top 100 of the most influential people in the world according to the «Time» magazine.
In 2007 the stellar couple adopted a Vietnamese boy called Pax Thien.
Through half a year the actress made a sensational report – she’s pregnant from Brad Pitt. Twins - son Knox Léon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline were born in Nice on 12 July 2006. The images of the stellar children were sold for a record $14 million. All the money was transferred to the account of the charity fund founded by the stellar couple.
In 2012 Brad Pitt announced that they «would like to marry» with Angelina Jolie. He mentioned that their children wanted the wedding more than the parents and always asked them when they were going to have a beautiful wedding like in TV.
The long-awaited ceremony though took place on 23 August 2014 after 10 years since the spouses met on the filming stage of «Mr. and Mrs. Smith». The celebration took place in Château Miraval - the stellar couple’s French estate. Jolie’s wedding dress was made by Versace's master tailor Luigi Massi, who decorated the dress hem with drawings by Angelina’s and Brad’s children.
Alas, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016 with the standard formulation of «irreconcilable contradictions». The dashboards right here offered their own versions: Brad had cheated on Jolie with Marion Cotillard? Brad has got addicted to alcohol? Jolie has fallen into depression and Brad is tired of his exhausted wife? Anyway, Pitt’s and Jolie’s divorcement became the main sensation of the show business that year. The actress insisted on custody of all the six children and prevented them from meeting with their father in every possible way.
Finally Shiloh promised to tell the press a story defecting her mother if the latter doesn’t let her and her brothers and sisters see Pitt.
Angelina Jolie nowadays
Jolie remains one of the most desired women in Hollywood despite that she lately spends more time with her family rather than devoting it to new projects.
Also humanitarian aid plays an important role in Jolie’s life: the actress annually visits third world countries and donates significant sums to the fund of the Commission for Refugees. Due to her experience in 2017 Angelina was a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics where she told about work in UN (from 2001 to 2005 the actress was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).
In 2018 the release of the sequel of the story about the «horned witch» the picture «Maleficent II» was planned. But the filming process stalled because of the state of the actress. Folks alarmed that Jolie’s weight has fallen below the mark of 40 kg in August 2018 which is less than her eldest daughter weighed by the time. «Her weight is close to critical», - her doctor commented on Angelina’s state. According to sources, Jolie was put in a psychiatric hospital for rehabilitation.
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