Angelina Jolie

American actress (born 1975)

Angelina Jolie (pronounced as Djole; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975)[3] is an American actress, movie producer, screenwriter, and author. She began acting at about 12 years old, and since then has starred in many movies.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in June 2014
Angelina Jolie Voight

(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 49)
Other namesAngelina Jolie Pitt[1][2]
  • United States
  • Cambodia
Years active1982–present
Special Envoy to the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees
Assumed office
April 17, 2012
High CommissionerAntónio Guterres
Filippo Grandi
Preceded byOffice established

She is the daughter of Jon Voight,[4] who is also an actor and former actress/model Marcheline Bertrand. Her full name is Angelina Jolie Voight, but she decided to go by Angelina Jolie. She grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Early life


She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the sister of actor James Haven, niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor, and goddaughter of actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's side, Jolie is of German and Slovak descent,[5][6] and on her mother's side, she is of primarily French Canadian, Dutch, and German ancestry.[5] Like her mother, Jolie has stated that she is part Iroquois,[7] although her only known Native American ancestor was a Huron woman born in 1649.[5]



Jolie played her first leading role in the 1993 movie Cyborg 2. In 1999 Jolie played Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted.

She was awarded an honorary damehood by the British government in 2014 in recognition of her work in preventing sexual violence. She was presented with the award by Queen Elizabeth II.[8] As an American citizen, she cannot be called "Dame Angelina", but she can use the letters "DCMG" after her name.



She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Girl, Interrupted.

Marriage and family


Jolie self-identifies as bisexual.[9] She has been married to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.

She has three adopted children. She lives with actor Brad Pitt. Pitt and Angelina are called 'Brangelina' by the media. They have three biological children. On May 27, 2006, Jolie gave birth to a girl, Shiloh. In 2008, she also gave birth to twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon.[10] On August 28, 2014, Jolie married Pitt in France. In September 2016, they separated and she filed for divorce. Jolie is currently battling for full custody of her six children.



She said in May 2013 that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer. Jolie has a defective BRCA1 gene resulting in a very high risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Jolie said she might have her ovaries removed to prevent cancer.


Title Year Actress Producer Director Writer Role Notes
Lookin' to Get Out 1982 Yes Tosh Credited as Angelina Jolie Voight
Cyborg 2 1993 Yes Casella "Cash" Reese
Angela & Viril 1993 Yes Angela Short film
Alice & Viril 1993 Yes Alice Short film
Hackers 1995 Yes Kate Libby
Without Evidence 1996 Yes Jodie Swearingen
Love Is All There Is 1996 Yes Gina Malacici
Mojave Moon 1996 Yes Ellie
Foxfire 1996 Yes Legs Sadovsky
Playing God 1997 Yes Claire
Hell's Kitchen 1998 Yes Gloria McNeary
Playing by Heart 1998 Yes Joan
Pushing Tin 1999 Yes Mary Bell
The Bone Collector 1999 Yes Amelia Donaghy
Girl, Interrupted 1999 Yes Lisa Rowe
Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 Yes Sara "Sway" Wayland
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 Yes Lara Croft
Original Sin 2001 Yes Julia Russell
Life or Something Like It 2002 Yes Lanie Kerrigan
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life 2003 Yes Lara Croft
Beyond Borders 2003 Yes Sarah Jordan
Taking Lives 2004 Yes Illeana Scott
Shark Tale 2004 Yes Lola (voice)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Yes Franky Cook
The Fever 2004 Yes Revolutionary Cameo
Alexander 2004 Yes Olympias
Trudell 2005 Executive
Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Yes Cameo
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Yes Jane Smith
The Good Shepherd 2006 Yes Margaret "Clover" Russell Wilson
A Place in Time   2007 Yes Yes
A Mighty Heart 2007 Yes Mariane Pearl
Beowulf 2007 Yes Grendel's mother
Kung Fu Panda 2008 Yes Master Tigress (voice)
Wanted 2008 Yes Fox
Changeling 2008 Yes Christine Collins
Salt 2010 Yes Evelyn Salt
The Tourist 2010 Yes Elise Clifton-Ward
Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 Yes Master Tigress (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters 2011 Yes Master Tigress (voice)
In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 Yes Yes Yes
Difret 2014 Executive
Maleficent 2014 Yes Executive Maleficent
Unbroken 2014 Yes Yes
By the Sea 2015 Yes Yes Yes Yes Vanessa Credited as Angelina Jolie Pitt
Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Yes Master Tigress (voice)
First They Killed My Father 2017 Yes Yes Yes
The Breadwinner 2017 Executive
Serendipity   2019 Executive
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019 Yes Yes Maleficent
The One and Only Ivan 2020 Yes Yes Stella (voice) Post-production
The Eternals 2020 Yes Thena Filming
Those Who Wish Me Dead 2020 Yes Hannah Faber Post-production
Come Away TBA Yes Yes Rose Post-production


  1. Rubin, Elizabeth (October 16, 2015). "Angelina Jolie Pitt on Her Most Personal Project With Brad Yet and Why She's Looking Forward to 50". Vogue. Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. Jolie Pitt, Angelina (March 24, 2015). "Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery". New York Times. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. "Angelina Jolie Biography: Director, Film Actress (1975–)". (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on August 25, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  4. "Angelina Jolie: Born to be Lara". BBC News. 2001-07-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Reitwiesner, William Addams. "Ancestry of Angelina Jolie". William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  6. "Is Jon Voight Slovak?" Archived 2015-02-19 at the Wayback Machine. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  7. "Angie overdoes the bad girl act". The Daily Telegraph. October 2, 2001. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  8. Association, Press (2014-10-10). "Angelina Jolie presented with honorary damehood by Queen". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  9. Ditto blasts bisexual Jolie
  10. AP. It's a boy and a girl for Jolie and Pitt. July 13, 2008. Accessed September 8, 2008.

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