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Biography for Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Birthdate: 4 June 1975

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Height in feet: 5 feet 6 inches

Eye Color: Green

Sun Sign: Gemini

Occupation: Model, Hollywood Actress

Marital Status: Married

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Angelina Jolie was born on 4 Jun 1975, in Los Angeles, California,United States.She has a film director, screenwriter, and author. At age 11, Angelina began studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

She undertook some film studies at New York University and later joined the renowned Met Theatre Group in Los Angeles. At age 16, she took up a career in modeling and appeared in some music videos. Her exotic good looks may derive from her mixed ancestry which is Czech, French-Canadian, Iroquois and English.

Education

She studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute while in her early teens. Jolie later attended New York University.

Family Background

Her father Jon, was already an established superstar hollywood actor, who had earned worldwide fame for his performances in 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Deliverance' and 'Coming Home the latter winning him an Oscar.

And her mother was the part-Iroquois, part-French actress and model Marcheline Bertrand, who, incidentally, worked as Angelina's manager. Angelina's parents split up before she was two-years-old, and her mother moved back to the East Coast with Angelina and her brother James, where they lived in the Palisades, in the state of New York. Her parents' divorce, Angelina remembers her childhood as being a happy one.

She married to Jonathan Lee Miller, in 1996 -1999. In 2000, she married to actor Billy Bob Thornton, in Las Vegas. She has 6 Children Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt.

Acting Career

She made her movie debut proper in 1993 in the role of Casella 'Cash' Reese alongside Jack Palance in 'Cyborg 2'. Angelina's role capitalised on her screen charisma and brash, and before long she was offered another plum role in 'Hackers', a sci-fi computer thriller. While on set shooting Hackers, she met British actor Johnny Lee Miller, of 'Trainspotting' fame, who played a computer wizard on the run from the police.

Jolie and Miller worked closely together (she played a member of his team) and, before long, the couple were announcing their engagement in the press. The Bone Collector (1999), starring alongside Denzel Washington. In that same year, Jolie gave a tour de force performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999) playing opposite Winona Ryder.

The movie was a true story of women who spent time in a psychiatric hospital. Jolie's role was reminiscent of Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), the role which won Nicholson his first Oscar. Unlike "Cuckoo", "Girl" was a small film that received mixed reviews and barely made money at the box office. But when it came time to give out awards, Jolie won the triple crown -- "Girl" propelled her to win the Golden Globe, the SAG Award and the Academy Award for best leading actress in a supporting role. With her new-found prominence, Jolie began to get in-depth attention from the press. Numerous aspects of her controversial personal life became news. In 2000, Jolie was asked to star in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). At first, she expressed disinterest, but then decided that the required training for the athletic role was intriguing. The Croft character was drawn from a popular video game. Lara Croft was a female cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. When the film was released, critics were unimpressed with the final product, but critical acclaim wasn't the point of the movie. The public paid $275 million for theater tickets to see a buffed up Jolie portray the adventuresome Lara Croft. Jolie's father Jon Voight appeared in "Croft” and during filming there was a brief rapprochement between father and daughter.

Awards

1. Emmy Award in 1998 for George Wallace.
2. Golden Globe Award in 1999 for Gia.
3. Academy Award in 2000 for Girl, Interrupted.
4. Golden Globe Award in 2008 for A Mighty Heart.
5. BAFTA Award in 2009 for Changeling.
6. Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009 for Changeling.
7. Golden Globe Award Best Actress in 2011 for The Tourist
. 8. Golden Globe Award Best Foreign Film (as producer) in 2012 for In the Land of Blood and Honey

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