photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
American actress, filmmaker, screenwriter and producerwd:Q13909
country of citizenship: United States of America, Cambodia
language of expression: English, American English, Khmer
educated at: Beverly Hills High School, New York University, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
occupation: film actor, film director, film producer, model, voice actor, screenwriter, diarist, character actor, television actor, actor, producer, filmmaker, humanitarian, executive producer, writer, philanthropist
award received: Saturn Award for Best Actress, People's Choice Award, 2011 Teen Choice Awards, honorary citizen of Sarajevo, Honorary citizen of the Cambodia, Sergio Vieira de Mello Citizen of the World, Freedom Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, National Board of Review Award/Beste Nachwuchsdarstellerin, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Hollywood Film Awards, Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film
position held: UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador
Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982), and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), and Salt (2010), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent (2014). Jolie has also directed and written several war dramas, namely In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Unbroken (2014), and First They Killed My Father (2017).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women's rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. For a number of years, she was cited as the world's most beautiful woman by various media outlets. Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and legally separated from Brad Pitt; she and Pitt have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.
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