Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is also known for her great beauty as well as her tumultuous off-screen life. She has received three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Angelina Jolie started her acting career with the low budget production Cyborg 2 in 1993 and had her first leading role in a major film in 1995’s Hackers. She went on to appear in the critically acclaimed biopics George Wallace and Gia and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Angelina Jolie achieved international fame for her portrait of videogame heroine Lara Croft in 2001 and since then established herself as one of the best known and highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She had her biggest commercial success with the 2005 action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Angelina Jolie has been married twice — to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton — and she currently lives together with fellow actor Brad Pitt, a relationship that sparked an unprecedented worldwide media frenzy. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara, and a biological child, Shiloh. Since 2001 Jolie is well known for promoting humanitarian causes around the globe, most prominently for her work with refugees through UNHCR.
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