Angelina Jolie

Occupation: Actress

Nationality: American

Born: June 4, 1975 (40)

Angelina Jolie became popular in mainstream cinema after playing Lara Croft in the series of action movies.

Born into a family steeped in movie history, she is the daughter of Oscar winner Jon Voight.

In the mid 90s Jolie starred in small films that garnered large critical success, she played roles in the made-for-TV movies True Women (1997), and George Wallace(1997) which won her a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination.

For the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and the SAG Award, all for best leading actress in a supporting role.

Jolie has been married twice. First to her Hackers co-star Jonny Lee Miller in 1995 and then to her Pushing Tin co-star Billy Bob Thornton in 2000.

She is currently in a relationship with Brad Pitt, her co-star from Mr and Mrs Smith. They have six children, three of which are adopted. Off-screen Jolie is deeply involved in international charity projects around the world.
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