Actor - Angelina Jolie Biography
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Real Full Name: Angelina Jolie Voight.
Angelina Jolie and Lara Croft
In 2001, Jolie brought the butt-kicking Croft to life in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.Angelina returns as Croft in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in the summer of 2003.
Angelina Jolie's Famous Roots
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of Oscar winning actor, Jon Voight, and actress Marcheline Bertrand. The famous 'rents purposely chose the middle name Jolie (it means pretty in French,) cuz it could be used as a last name if Angelina didn't want her famous dad's last name. Her parents divorced when she was just a baby and Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven (Voight) were raised mostly by their mom.
Angelina Jolie - More Than A Pretty Face
While growing up, Angelina Jolie modeled professionally. Her very first acting gig was in her dad's film, Looking To Get Out at age five. When Angelina grew up, she settled in New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She auditioned her heart out and got
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her first big break when she landed a role in 1995's Hackers.
Angelina's Love Life:
During the filming of Hackers, Angelina Jolie fell in love with her costar, British actor Jonny Lee Miller. The two married, but later divorced in 1999. Angie's second marriage came when she met Billy Bob Thornton while filming the flick, Pushing Tin. The two wed in Las Vegas in 2000 but things fell apart after they adopted a baby boy from Cambodia. They divorced in 2002.
Angelina Jolie - Award Winner!
In 1998, Angelina Jolie starred in the HBO movie Gia. It was the disturbing true story of supermodel and junkie, Gia Maria Carangi. Angelina snagged a Golden Globe for the performance. Angelina Jolie also played the dangerously disturbed mental patient, Lisa Rowe, in Girl Interrupted. Jolie won both a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for that role.
Did You Know...
Angelina Jolie used to wear a vial of Billy Bob's blood around her neck.
Angie Jolie works with with the United Nations to help refugees.
Angelina Jolie's adopted son is named Maddox.
Angelina Jolie's in the music videos for Lenny Kravitz's Stand By My Woman and The Rolling Stones' Anybody Seen My Baby.