Angelina Jolie is an American actress born Angelina
Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles,
California. Although a respected actress who
has been awarded an Oscar, an Emmy and three
Golden Globes, Jolie is noted as much for her
tattoos, exotic looks and sensual lips as for
became very familiar with her profession growing
up, being the daughter of Academy Award-winning
actor Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She
attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
at the age of 11.
addition to acting, Jolie produced a film in
2003 called Lovesick. She has also worked as
a professional model in London, New York and
Los Angeles, and has also appeared in music
videos for many artists, including Meat Loaf,
Lenny Kravitz, The Rolling Stones, Antonello
Venditti and The Lemonheads. Additionally, Jolie
has acted in 5 student films for the USC School
1995, she married the British actor Jonny Lee
Miller, with whom she co-starred in the movie
Hackers. They divorced in 1999. She married
Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton in May
2000 and adopted a son, Maddox, from Cambodia,
but they too divorced in 2002 and she now has
custody of Maddox.
from her acting, she is also a Goodwill Ambassador
for the UNHCR (United Nation High Commission
performance in 1999's Girl, Interrupted won
her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
was one of the first celebrities to accept the
invitation to be an Athens 2004 Torchbearer.