Brad Pitt

American actor and filmmaker

William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and movie producer.

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Brad Pitt - Hollywood California - July 2019
William Bradley Pitt

(1963-12-18) December 18, 1963 (age 57)
OccupationActor, film producer
Years active1987–present
Jennifer Aniston
(m. 2000; div. 2005)

Angelina Jolie
(m. 2014; div. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), a school counsellor, and William Alvin Pitt, who ran a trucking company.[1][2] The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived together with his younger siblings, Doug (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969).[3] He was born into a conservative household.[4] He was raised as Southern Baptist.[5] Pitt has described Springfield as "Mark Twain country, Jesse James country", having grown up with "a lot of hills, a lot of lakes".[6]


Pitt's television debut came in May 1987 with a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World.[7] In 1995 Pitt won two MTV Movie Awards for his role in Interview with the Vampire. He played Tyler Durden in Fight Club. Pitt produced the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. He also played a small role in the movie.

He starred in two Quentin Tarantino movies: Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In 2020, he won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Marriage and familyEdit

Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 until they divorced in 2005. Pitt then lived with Jolie. They have six children. On August 28, 2014, Pitt and Jolie married in France. In September 2016, they separated and she filed for divorce.


  1. Peyser, Andrea (2010). Celebutards. Citadel Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780806533841.
  2. Bunbury, Stephanie (14 December 2008). "The business of being Brad". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. Chris Mundy. Slippin' around on the road with Brad Pitt. Rolling Stone. December 1, 1994.
  4. ParklandOnline. Brad Pitt's mother bashes Obama in local paper. Parkland Online (United States of America). July 6, 2012 [archived October 25, 2019; cited July 6, 2012].
  5. Dotson Rader. I have faith in my family. Parade. October 7, 2007 [cited January 8, 2014].
  6. Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2012
  7. "Brad Pitt on Another World", The Another World Home Page. Retrieved January 10, 2012.

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