Born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975, Angelina Jolie starred in the HBO biopic Gia before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted. Jolie became one of the biggest names in Hollywood, with starring roles in movies like Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Changeling.
She later had a huge international box office success with Disney’s Maleficent, which spawned a sequel. Jolie also directed the films In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken and By the Sea, in which she co-starred with her then-husband Brad Pitt.
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. She began acting at a young age, studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute when she was a teenager. Jolie later attended New York University.
Angelina Jolie movies
‘Gia’ and Oscar win for ‘Girl, Interrupted’
In the 1990s, Angelina Jolie became a popular actress. She starred in the 1998 TV movie Gia, based on the short and tragic life of model Gia Marie Carangi, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. Her rapid rise continued with Girl, Interrupted (1999), as the rebellious member of a group of institutionalized teenagers, and her performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
‘Tomb Raider’, ‘Taking Lives’, ‘Sky Captain’
In the new millennium, Jolie continued to take on a variety of exciting roles. She played adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider films (2001 and 2003), an FBI profiler in Taking Lives (2004), and a squadron commander in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).