Angelina Jolie, who currently is actually the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, is an American actress best known for her work in many popular movies: Lara Croft:Tomb Raider (2001), Mr. & Mrs Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Maleficent (2014). Beside acting career, she is also a director, producer and a humanitarian. Jolie started to earn attention after winning her first Golden Globe Award for starring in George Wallace (1997). Also known for involving profoundly in humanitarian work, Jolie has recieved much recognition for her contribution, including a Citizen of the World Award and an Honorary Academy Award. She has adopted 3 children from poorer countries: 2 boys from Cambodia and Vietnam, and a girl from Ethiopia.
Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, who were Jolie's parents, both worked in acting field. However the talented actress was mainly influenced by her mother after the divorce of the two. She first tried out in modeling but it did not work out so she took acting and theatre classes in her teenage years, which led to her professional performances starting at age 16.
Jolie was married to actor Brad Pitt in 2014 after being together for almost a decade. They have had 6 children - 3 biological and 3 adopted.
- The meaning of the name Jolie: Pretty