Angelina Jolie Biography |
  • Angelina Jolie Biography

    Born: June 04, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA

    Academy Award® and three time Golden Globe® winner ANGELINA JOLIE continues to be one of Hollywood’s most talented leading actresses. Jolie has starred in a host of award winning and nominated films.

    In 2008, Jolie starred in Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed film “Changeling,” for which she eceived an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress, as well as nominations from the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild®, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Broadcast Film Critics, London Film Critics and Chicago Film Critics.

    In 2007, she starred in Michael Winterbottom’s critically acclaimed “A Mighty Heart,” the dramatic true story of Marianne and Daniel Pearl. Jolie’s performance in “A Mighty Heart” earned her nominations from the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild®, Broadcast Film Critics and Film Independent's Spirit Awards.

    Jolie’s portrayal of a mental patient in “Girl, Interrupted” garnered her an Academy Award®, her third Golden Globe Award®, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, ShoWest’s Supporting Actress of the Year Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. The film, based on the  true story by Susanna Kaysen, was directed by James Mangold and co-starred Winona Ryder.

    The HBO film “Gia” earned Jolie critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award®, a Screen Actors Guild Award® and an Emmy®  nomination for her portrayal of supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS.

    In 2011, Jolie lent her voice to Dreamworks animated film “Kung Fu Panda 2,” reprising her role of Tigress from 2008’s “Kung Fu Panda” and starring once again opposite Jack Black.

    She also lent her voice to the animated feature “Shark Tale,” directed by the creators of “Shrek,” which also featured the voices of Will  Smith, Robert De Niro and Jack Black.

    Jolie also starred in the 2008 box-­office hit “Wanted,” the fantasy-­thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and was recently seen in “The Tourist,” co-­starring opposite Johnny Depp for director   Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, and in Phillip Noyce’s “Salt,” in which she starred as Evelyn  Salt.

    Jolie made her feature film directorial debut in 2011 with the film “In the Land of Bloodand Honey,” a  story set during the Bosnian War in which a Serb soldier reconnects with a Bosnian girl he once knew  who is held captive in the camp he oversees.

    Jolie is now in post production on  “Unbroken,” a drama that tells the story of the World War II hero Louis Zamperini, which she directed and is due out from Universal this Christmas.

    Jolie has also received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. She was the first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the United Nations Correspondents Association, as well as the Global  Humanitarian Action Award in 2005. 

    In February 2007, Jolie was accepted by the bipartisan think tank Council on Foreign Relations for a  special five year term designed to nurture the next generation of foreign-­policy makers. Jolie is also   a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for which  she was appointed Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012 after twelve years   of service.

    She helped push through the Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act and founded the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, an organization that provides free legal aid to asylum-seeking children. 

    Additionally, Jolie is extremely passionate about the prevention of wartime sexual violence and in turn, co-­founded the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.

    Jolie will co-­host a global summit this June, bringing together over  140  countries to discuss how to   improve the investigation of wartime sexualn violence.




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