Angelina Jolie Biography- Professional Life, Facts & Style of Living

Angelina Jolie Voight is an Oscar-winning American actress, director, humanitarian and global celebrity. In Hollywood, she is the most demanding star despite being the 2nd highest-paid actress in the world.

From the winner of the Academy Award to U.N Good Will Ambassador, she was always a series of metamorphoses in her much-storied life and career.

Quod me nutrit me destruit” (“What nourishes me also destroys me”)

Angelina Jolie

Personal Status

BornJune 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth IDAngelina Jolie Voight
Height5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Zodiac SignGemini
ResidenceLos Feliz, California
Marital StatusDivorced
Brad Pitt (2019)
Billy Bob Thornton (2003)
Jonny Lee Miller (1999)
*Brad Pitt’s BiologicalShiloh Jolie Pitt – Vivienne Jolie Pitt – Knox Jolie Pitt
*Adopted ChildMaddox Jolie – Pax Jolie – Zahara Jolie

Early Life

Angelina Jolie, the well-known actress, is the daughter of actors John Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. Her beautiful looks come from German and Slovak ancestry on her father’s side while French Canadian ancestry on her mother’s.

AJ biopic
AJ biopic

After her parent separation in 1976, she and her brother James Haven lived with their mother, who had forsaken her acting goal to focus on the upbringing of her children.

Rather than her father’s successful career, she takes an interest in acting by watching films with her mother. Still, at age 7, she had a bit part as a young child in Voight’s movie Lookin’ to get out in 1982.

She moved to New York with her mother, and her mother lived in boyfriend. After 5 years, she returned to Los Angeles and decided to be an actor.

Then Jolie enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at 11, where she took two years of training and participated in various stage productions.

Later, Angie enrolled at Beverly Hills High School, where she was bullied due to her mother’s modest income and extremely thinness, wearing glasses and braces. At the mother’s insistence, her early attempt was unsuccessful at modeling.

Then she moves to Moreno High School, an alternative school where she turns out to be a punk outsider, wearing all-black clothing, going out for moshing, and doing knife play with her live-in boyfriend.

After dropping out of acting classes, she desires to become a funeral director and starts taking home courses to embalm study.

At 16, she ended her relationship and graduated from high school, owning an apartment on rent. After that started her career in modeling and appeared in some music videos.

As a teenager, Angie started self-harming due to the complexity of connecting with people. She struggled with an eating disorder and insomnia and started using all types of drugs, specifically heroin. Later, she committed suicide two times at the age of 19 and 22.

Career (Filmography)

Angelina Jolie movies list
Angelina Jolie movies list
  • Hackers (1995), Angelina Jolie, plays her first major role as a brusque, self-contained girl who becomes his (Dade) partner in the online war.
  • George Wallace (1997), Jolie hoarded much attention portraying the wife of Alabama’s segregationist governor in this television movie.
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) later adopted a British accent and mastered street fighting and kickboxing for the title roles in the movie.
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).  AJ plays a role as a highly intelligent and British athletic archaeologist who ventures into ancient tombs and hazardous ruins worldwide.
  • Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004) AJ is portrayed as Alexander, the Great’s mother.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Jolie gets a smack in which she plays a role of an assassin pretending to be a normal housewife.
  • Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006), she appeared as the distressed wife of an early CIA agent (Matt Damon).
  • Jolie followed it with Beowulf (2007) and Wanted (2008). Her fascination with the role of a mother whose son is kidnapped and later replaced by a different child.
  • The Tourist (2010), Angie appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the adventurous movie and later assumed the role of the titular villain in Maleficent (2014).
  • In 2020 she starred in the fantasy-adventure Come Away, playing the mother of Peter Pan and Alice (of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), characters created by J.M. Barrie and Lewis Carroll, respectively.
  • In the action-thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), Jolie portrayed a firefighter protecting a young boy being chased by killers. Also, Angie appeared as the immortal warrior Thena in Eternals (2021), an action movie that was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


2000Best Supporting ActressGirl, InterruptedWon
2009Best ActressChangelingNominated
2014Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardHonored
2000Best Supporting ActressGirl, InterruptedWon
1998Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGeorge WallaceWon
1999Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – TelevisionGiaWon
2000Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureGirl, InterruptedWon
1999Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture Made for Television or MiniseriesGiaWon
2000Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureGirl, InterruptedWon
1999Favorite Supporting Actress—DramaGirl, InterruptedWon
2000Favorite Actress—ActionGone in 60 SecondsWon
2005Choice Movie: RumbleMr. & Mrs. SmithWon
2015Best Film, Action or AdventureUnbrokenWon

Angelina Jolie Commercials & Ads

Angelina Jolie Commercials
Angelina Jolie Commercials
  • T.V. commercial: Animal Planet T.V. network
  • (2000) Music video: Appeared in “Painted On My Heart” video by The Cult.
  • (2001) John Trudell’s album “Bone Days.”
  • (2003) Print ads: Tissot watches, as “Lara Croft,” in a movie tie-in with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).
  • (2003) Book: “Notes from My Travels.”
  • (2003) T.V. commercial: Jeep vehicles (tie-in with movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)).
  • (2005) T.V. commercial (voiceover): Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe.
  •  (2006) Print ad: St. John Fall.
  • (2006) T.V. commercials: Shiseido Integrate make-up products.
  • (2011) T.V. commercial: Louis Vuitton. NOTE: Filmed in Cambodia.
  • (2012) Wrote introduction for Billy Bob Thornton’s autobiography, “The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts.”
  • (2017) Print and TV ads for Mon Guerlain le nouveau parfum.
  • (2018) Print ads for Mon Guerlain nouveau eau de perfume florale.


  • In 2011 Jolie made her directorial and screenwriting debut with the Bosnian language In the Land of Blood and Honey, a turbulent love story set during the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s.
  • Angie helmed the biopic World War II drama Unbroken (2014).
  • The script for the film, based on the true story of an Olympic runner and U.S. Air Force officer who became a Japanese prisoner of war after his plane crashed, was written by the Coen brothers.
  • In 2015 she directed, wrote, and starred in By the Sea, which focuses on a troubled couple in 1970s France;
  • The drama also starred Pitt. Jolie followed with First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017), an adaption of Loung Ung’s memoir about her childhood during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s.

Angelina Jolie Net worth

Angelina Jolie is a high-paying Hollywood actress worldwide, demanding $20 million for a lead role. According to our study, her net worth was $120 million between 2001 & 2011, earned from different social activities.

In a recent year, Angelina earned $20-$30 million from movies and brand endorsement. For the first Lara Croft movie, she received $7 million, and $12 million for the second. She received $10 million for Mr & Mrs. Smith, The Good Shepherd, and a Mighty Heart. For Wanted, Jolie earned $15 million, $20 million for Salt, and $19 million for The Tourist.

Philanthropic Work

Angelina Jolie Philanthropic Work
Angelina Jolie Philanthropic Work
  • Her humanitarian work also illustrates interest. In 2001 Angie was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • Then Angie traveled to numerous poverty-stricken countries and adopted children from Cambodia and Ethiopia—Maddox and Zahara, respectively.
  • In 2007, Pitt adopted a boy from Vietnam, Pax, whom he later adopted.
  • In 2013 Jolie made news of having a preventive double mastectomy after discovering mutations in her BRCA1 gene, which increase the odds of developing breast or ovarian cancer.
  • In 2013, Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Angelina Jolie-Human & Women’s Rights

  • After joining the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in 2007, Angie hosted a seminar at CFR headquarters on international law and justice. She funded several CFR special reports, including Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities.
  • In January 2011, Jolie launched the Jolie Legal Fellowship, a network of lawyers and attorneys who are sponsored to advocate the development of human rights in their countries. Its attorney members have facilitated child protection efforts in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.
  • Through the U.K. government, Jolie has confronted a campaign against Sexual violence in military conflict zones that made the issue a priority of its 2013 G8 Presidency.
  • In June 2014, Jolie co-chaired the four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the largest-ever meeting that resulted in a protocol endorsed by 151 nations.
  • In May 2016, Jolie was appointed at the London School of Economics to contribute to a postgraduate degree program at the University’s Centre on Women, Peace, and Security, which she had established with Hague the previous year.
  • Jolie Pitt traveled to Washington, D.C., with her daughter Zahara in February 2022 in order to attend the Senate introduction of a bill designed to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Her work was closely coordinated with the bill’s sponsors and advocates.

AJ Honors

queen elizabeth honor jolie
queen elizabeth honor jolie
  • Jolie was honored with the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA in October 2005.
  • In August 2002, Angie expected the inaugural Humanitarian Award from the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program.
  • Queen Elizabeth II presented Jolie with the emblem of her honorary damehood during a private ceremony the following October.

Angelina Jolie Cancer Surgery

Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy for breast cancer years back. It’s important to know what the procedure entails. The actress was diagnosed with a “high-risk” form of the disease in May 2016.

Doctors found that the actress’ cells had mutated to make them more aggressive and resistant to treatment. After undergoing a lumpectomy, a double mastectomy was recommended.

“It’s my body; it’s my choice,” Jolie said. Moreover, she said, “I have three beautiful children whom I love very much. This is something that I feel needs to be done.” Her doctors explained that she was at higher risk for recurrence because of her family history.

As a result, doctors removed both breasts to prevent any spread of cancer. Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a renowned oncologist, performed Jolie’s surgery at the UCLA Medical Center.

Angie Admitted to a Nervous Breakdown At 24

At 24, Jolie got a nervous breakdown and was admitted to UCLA Medical Center’s psychiatric ward for 72 hours. After two years after adopting her first child, she found stability in her life. Later, Jolie states, “I knew once I committed to Maddox, I would never be self-destructive again”.

Split from Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016 and requested only custody of their six children. Hence their controversial custody battle came up publicly with the allegation on Pitt that “after drinking on their private plan, he verbally abused and was physical with Maddox.”

The FBI, The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, founded an investigation but got no proof of abuse. The couple will pursue a joint statement that they were working together to decide on their divorce.

In September 2017, Joie revealed her separation story in Vanity Fair. She said by the summer of 2016, “things became difficult” in their marriage, but she defended their life together. She shared with the magazine, “our lifestyle was not in any way a negative.”

Further said, “That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children. … They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them.”

It was revealed had the chances of losing primary custody of six children Jolie had increased after taking preventive steps seeing Pitt during their divorce case.

According to court documents, the judge declared that the kid’s lack of a healthy relationship with their father was “harmful,” and threatened to award Pitt primary custody if things didn’t change.

The judge suggested some steps the estranged couple could take, including providing Pitt with the cell phone number of each child, and outlined a summer visitation schedule to follow with Jolie in London to film Maleficent 2.

Jolie’s legal team filed court documents in August claiming her estranged husband had “paid no meaningful child support since separation,” an allegation that Pitt’s side disputed.


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