Angelina Jolie Voight meaning pretty little angel was born on the 4th June 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Nick named Angie; she is the daughter of Academy award winner actor Jon Voight. Angie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand and her brother James were raised by their mother after their parents’ separation. Her mother also an actress gave up her acting career and moved with them to Palisades, New York.
As a child Angie regularly saw movies and this is what inspired her to become an actress. By 11 she was already at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where she trained for 2 years and also appeared in several stage shows. She dropped from the institute at the age of 14 and came back to theatre studies and graduated from high school. At the Beverly Hills High school she felt isolated among the children of the more elite families. Her self esteem was at an all time low as she wore glasses, braces and was very thin, Her initial attempts to become model also failed. It was from here that she developed the sadistic instincts, by cutting herself. Initially she started as a fashion model and appeared in several music videos. Though Angie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film “Looking to Get Out”, Jolie’s acting career began a decade later with the low budget film “cyborg2”. She acted in several films after that, though the films did nothing for her carrier, she left an impression on the minds of the people as a talented actress.
In 1997 her biographical film “George Wallace” brought her recognition and she won the Golden Globe Award, she was also nominated for the Emmy Award. In the year 1998, she won her second consecutive Golden Globe Award for her performance in HBO’s “Gia”. Her acting career was going to be a big hit from now on, bringing her recognition and awards. She was launched as a female Action star from her movie “Tomb Raider”. She is also confirmed to play the role of Cleopatra in the remake of “The Queen of Nile, Cleopatra: A life “.
Angelina Jolie is a successful actress, but in recent times her name has been associated with a lot of humanitarian work. While filming for “Tomb Raider” in Cambodia, she became aware of the humanitarian crisis. Since then she has been associated with UNHCR as a goodwill ambassador.
She has visited several countries where some form of disaster has struck the human beings and helped them in whatever capacity she could. She has visited Cambodia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya and many other countries. She has also taken up a lot of Philanthropic work. She has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. She is the first recipient of the newly created citizen of the world award and many other awards in recognition to her good work. She has also been honoured with the title “Khanum Sahiba” In the remote region of Pakistan’s Swat valley.
Angelina Jolie has been married twice before being associated with another famous Personality, Brad Pitt. They have three biological children and three adopted children.