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Angelina Jolie Biography (Angelina Jolie Voight) : Actress and Humanitarian
Famous for : Being the daughter of actor Jon Voight, her relationship with Billy Bob Thornton, and her relationship with Brad Pitt. Jolie has also been a supporter of human rights and was named a Goodwill Ambassador by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).
Jolie details : Born - 4th of June, 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA / Lives - United States of America

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Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress and political activist who has not only proven her talents in front of the camera but also in her worldwide humanitarian efforts. She has raised awareness of struggling countries through not only her adoptions, but also through her work as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and her volunteer efforts in struggling countries around the world.

Angelina Jolie was born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles California to actor John Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie's parents divorced when she was still a baby and she spent her childhood living with her mother and brother. When she was old enough, Jolie began modeling and traveled around the US and abroad as part of her career. She finally settled in New York to attend classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and New York University. It was then that she began acting in stage productions. She landed her first film role in 1993 in a movie called Cyborg 2 and then as a computer wiz in 1995 in a film titled Hackers.

During Hackers she met and later married Jonny Lee Miller. The marriage did not last long.

Jolie continued acting and finally landed her first major role in the TV movie George Wallace. The role landed her a Golden Globe award and only added to her recognition when she was nominated for an Emmy with her performance in Gia. Jolie was awarded even larger and more prestigious film roles, eventually landing a major part in the film Girl Interrupted which won her an Academy award in 2000. Later that year she met and married actor Billy Bob Thorton.

Angelina Jolie starred in blockbuster movies including Gone in Sixty Seconds and the Lara Croft Tomb Raider series, exposing her explosive talents with each one. Her personal life, however, was not as stable and she filed for divorce from Thorton in 2002. Having already adopted son Maddox from Cambodia, Jolie's priorities began to change to family and international affairs. She maintained a booked schedule, however, appearing in movies like Beyond Borders, Alexander, and working on Shark's Tale.

In 2005 She starred opposite actor Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith which brought her attention because of their on-screen chemistry. Later Pitt divorced his wife Jennifer Aniston and Jolie and Pitt eventually became a public couple.

It was during her international filming for Tomb Raider that Jolie became interested in helping refugees and underdeveloped nations. She contacted the United Nations and became increasingly active in different countries trying not only to give time and money to helping the poor, but also raising awareness of their struggles. Angelina Jolie became known for not only covering her own costs during these humanitarian missions, but also sharing the same living and working conditions as the other volunteers. She was named United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on August 27, 2001 in Geneva.

As a UNHCR Ambassador, Jolie has traveled to every corner of the world to work with refugees from all types of cultures. She has worked not only to bring relief to their suffering but also greater awareness to their courage and needs. As her work brought her to more places around the world, she has found time to dedicate to the refugees in the areas in hopes of bringing them even greater recognition and relief.

In 2007 Angelina Jolie gathered several teams of celebrities and film crews and sent them to various locations around the world in order to shoot a stream of footage in different cultures gathered during a single period of time. The documentary, called A Place In Time, was designed to help people gain more insight into other cultures and gain greater perspective on their own through understanding. She has worked to distribute the film not only to major audiences, but also through educational systems.

Jolie has continued to donate her own money, raise money, and raise awareness to various international causes. She founded the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children in 2005 to provide free legal aid to children who were seeking asylum. She's also been very vocal about support for Third World children around the world who need protection and care from international entities. Angelina Jolie is also the co-founder of the Jolie/Pitt Foundation which donated large sums of money to Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children. She's also a co-chair for the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

Angelina Jolie has received numerous awards for her humanitarian work, including the Citizen of the World Award and the Global Humanitarian Award. The King of Cambodia awarded her citizenship in 2005 for her work to establish a wildlife sanctuary in the north-western region of the country.

Jolie has three adopted children and one biological child with actor and partner Brad Pitt.

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If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too.
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I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
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