Angelina Jolie Biography
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Real Full Name: Angelina Jolie Voight
Angelina Jolie voices Tigress in the new flick Kung Fu Panda! We've got the lowdown on her meteoric rise to the top! Check it out.
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of Oscar winning actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. The name Jolie, which means pretty in French, was given to her in case she didn't want to use her father's name when she grew up. Her parents divorced when she was just a baby and she and her brother were raised mainly by their mom.
More Than A Pretty Face
While growing up, Angelina Jolie modeled professionally. Her very first acting gig was in her dad's film, Looking To Get Out at age five. When Angelina grew up, she settled in New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She auditioned her heart out and got her first big break when she landed a role in 1995's Hackers. In 1998, Angelina Jolie starred in the HBO movie Gia. It was the disturbing true story of supermodel and junkie, Gia Maria Carangi. Angelina snagged a Golden Globe for the performance. Jolie also won the same award, plus an Oscar, in 1999 for her role in Girl, Interrupted.
Angie's much talked about love life grabbed headlines when she met Billy Bob Thornton while filming the flick, Pushing Tin. The two married but then divorced in 2002 after they adopted a baby boy, Maddox, from Cambodia. Angelina went on to date Brad Pitt, whom she met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She is said to be the reason he divorced wife Jennifer Aniston! Brad and Angelina (often known as Brangelina) now have four children together Maddox, who they adopted from Cambodia, Zahara who was adopted from Ethiopia, Pax from Vietnam, and Shiloh who is their birth child. The family will soon have six children when Angelina gives birth to twins!
Did You Know?
- Angelina Jolie used to wear a vial of Billy Bob's blood around her neck.
- Angie Jolie works with with the United Nations to help refugees.
- Angelina has also been in music videos for Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones.
Angelina Jolie Says...
"Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you've got no matter how much it takes."