An actress recognised by both her peers and the grand public, Angelina Jolie is today the perfect image of a Hollywood star, glamorous and dedicated to her profession. Born on 4 June 1975 in LA to actor parents Jon Voigt and Marcheline Bertrand, Angelina was born to be a star.
At the age of 11, Angelina Jolie decided she wanted to become an actress, and so she enrolled at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she took lessons for 2 years. Her career in the arts took off in 1993 with her leading role in the film Glass Shadows. The young Jolie also appeared in smash hit music videos for artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Meat Loaf and even the Rolling Stones. Her passionate personality has landed her both intense and tragic roles, including that of Gia Carangi - a supermodel who died of Aids in the 80s - which won her a Golden Globe. In 1999 she also starred in the film Girl, Interrupted with Winona Ryder in which she played a sociopath, a role which earned her the Oscar for best supporting actress. Though her fiery and passionate acting talent led her into the hugely popular world of cinema, in 2001 the actress, always keen to try new things, chose to play the heroine of the video game Lara Croft. This choice helped her to join the ranks as one of the most established stars in Hollywood.
It was on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, a film which grossed millions worldwide, that she met Brad Pitt and began to consider a career as a director, going on to produce her first documentary 2 years later. Angelina Jolie has not neglected her family life and takes her six children with her everywhere, wherever her work takes her.
Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency, Angelina Jolie devotes herself to providing aid for refugees during humanitarian crises and during her travels. Beautiful and dedicated, the actress deserves her Hollywood stature more than anyone.
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