Angelina Jolie Biography
Angelina Jolie was born as Angelina Jolie Voight to Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles.
Jon Voight separated from Bertrand when Jolie was only 1 year old. Angelina Jolie was raised mostly by her mother after her parents divorce Angelina Jolie worked as a professional model, and moved around in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Jolie was a student at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and New York University. Angelina began training and performing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at around 12 years.
Angelina soon moved on to film with a small role in 1993's Cyborg 2, followed in 1995 by her turn as a computer hacker in the more widely seen Hackers. The film gave her her first taste of recognition.
Angelina Jolie married her co-star from Hackers, Jonny Lee Miller in May 1996. She has an extensive dagger collection and has several tattoos all over her body.
Angelina Jolie finally got a hit in the year 1997 for her role as George Wallace's wife in the highly acclaimed TV movie George Wallace. The role, provided Jolie with a new level of professional respect and recognition.
In the year 1998 Angelina Jolie worked with Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Anthony Edwards, Gillian Anderson, Ryan Phillippe, and Madeline Stowe in Playing By Heart.
In 1999, Angelina Jolie was cast in Mike Newell's Pushing Tin, co-starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. The film was not a financial or critic success, however Jolie was on her way to a strong career path.
In 2000, Angelina Jolie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted. The same year, Angelina Jolie got married to Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina was hard to miss in 2000 when she starred in a number of films, that include the thriller Gone in Sixty Seconds, and Original Sin, a thriller that featured her as bride of a Antonio Banderas.
In the year 2001 Angelina was impossible to miss in the Tomb Raider (2001). On July 18th, 2002, Jolie filed for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton. In 2004, Angelina Jolie did a role in Oliver Stone's Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, and a role as a tough FBI agent in the thriller Taking Lives.
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