109 Facts About Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.


Angelina Jolie starred in the biographical television films George Wallace and Gia and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.


Angelina Jolie's starring role as the titular video game heroine in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider established her as a leading Hollywood actress.


Angelina Jolie has performed a voice role in the animation film series Kung Fu Panda since 2008.


Angelina Jolie has directed and written the war dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and First They Killed My Father.


Angelina Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, among other honors.


Angelina Jolie promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women's rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a position she held until 2022.


Angelina Jolie has undertaken over a dozen field missions globally to refugee camps and war zones; her visited countries include Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Ukraine.


Angelina Jolie has been cited as the world's most beautiful woman by various media outlets.


Angelina Jolie is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt.


Angelina Jolie has six children with Pitt, three of whom were adopted internationally.


Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4,1975, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.


Angelina Jolie is the sister of actor James Haven as well as the niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist and volcanologist Barry Voight.


Angelina Jolie's godparents are actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell.


On her father's side, Angelina Jolie is of German and Slovak descent, while her mother was of French-Canadian ancestry.


Angelina Jolie's mother raised her as a Catholic but did not require her to go to church.


Angelina Jolie then decided she wanted to act and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and appeared in several stage productions.


Angelina Jolie first attended Beverly Hills High School, where she felt isolated among the children of some of the area's affluent families because her mother managed on a more modest income.


Angelina Jolie was teased by other students, who targeted her for being extremely thin and for wearing glasses and braces.


Angelina Jolie then transferred to Moreno High School, an alternative school, where she became a "punk outsider," wearing all-black clothing, going out moshing, and engaging in knife play with her live-in boyfriend.


Angelina Jolie dropped out of her acting classes and aspired to become a funeral director, taking at-home courses to study embalming.


Angelina Jolie has had a lifelong dysfunctional relationship with her father, which began when Voight left the family when his daughter was less than a year old.


Angelina Jolie has said that from then on their time together was sporadic and usually carried out in front of the press.


Angelina Jolie petitioned the court to legally remove her surname, Voight, in favor of her middle name, which she had long used as a stage name; the name change was granted on September 12,2002.


Angelina Jolie began to learn from her father, as she noticed his method of observing people to become like them.


Angelina Jolie began her professional film career in 1993, when she played her first leading role in the direct-to-video science-fiction sequel Cyborg 2, as a near-human robot designed for corporate espionage and assassination.


Angelina Jolie was so disappointed with the film that she did not audition again for a year.


In 1997, Angelina Jolie starred with David Duchovny in the thriller Playing God, set in the Los Angeles underworld.


Angelina Jolie portrayed Wallace's second wife, Cornelia, a performance Lee Winfrey of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered a highlight of the film.


Angelina Jolie received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.


In 1999, Angelina Jolie starred in the comedy-drama Pushing Tin, alongside John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.


Angelina Jolie next took the supporting role of Lisa, a sociopathic patient in a psychiatric hospital, in Girl, Interrupted, an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's memoir of the same name.


Angelina Jolie won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2000.


In 2000, Angelina Jolie appeared in her first summer blockbuster, Gone in 60 Seconds, which became her highest-grossing film to that point, earning $237.2 million internationally.


Angelina Jolie next starred opposite Antonio Banderas as his mail-order bride in Original Sin, the first of a string of films that were poorly received by critics and audiences alike.


Angelina Jolie starred in the music video for Korn's "Did My Time", which was used to promote the sequel.


Angelina Jolie first starred in the thriller Taking Lives as an FBI profiler summoned to help Montreal law enforcement hunt down a serial killer.


Angelina Jolie's supporting role as Queen Olympias in Oliver Stone's Alexander, about the life of Alexander the Great, was met with mixed reception, particularly concerning her Slavic accent.


Angelina Jolie played Grendel's mother in the epic Beowulf, created through motion capture.


Angelina Jolie starred alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the action film Wanted, which proved an international success, earning $341.4 million worldwide.


Angelina Jolie next took the lead role in Clint Eastwood's drama Changeling.


Angelina Jolie voiced Tigress in the DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda, the first work in a major family franchise, later reprising her voice role in the sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3.


Angelina Jolie starred opposite Johnny Depp in the thriller The Tourist.


Angelina Jolie received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance, which prompted speculation that it had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards ceremony.


Angelina Jolie conceived the film to rekindle attention for the survivors, after twice visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina in her role as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.


Angelina Jolie next completed her second directorial venture, Unbroken, a film about Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star and World War II soldier who survived a plane crash and spent two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.


Angelina Jolie served as producer under her Jolie Pas banner.


Angelina Jolie reprised the role of Maleficent in the Disney fantasy sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which received unfavorable reviews from critics but performed moderately well commercially, with a global gross of $490 million.


Angelina Jolie starred as a smokejumper in Taylor Sheridan's action thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.


Angelina Jolie next played Thena, a warrior with post-traumatic stress disorder, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Eternals.


Angelina Jolie's next project is a film adaptation of the novel Without Blood by Alessandro Baricco, which she directed, wrote, and produced.


Angelina Jolie is set to star in Pablo Larrain's biographical film about opera singer Maria Callas, titled Maria.


Angelina Jolie is attached to produce and star in the thriller film The Kept, an adaptation of the James Scott novel.


Angelina Jolie first witnessed the effects of a humanitarian crisis while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in war-torn Cambodia, an experience she later credited with having brought her a greater understanding of the world.


Angelina Jolie covered all costs related to her missions and shared the same rudimentary working and living conditions as UNHCR field staff on all of her visits.


Angelina Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva on August 27,2001.


Angelina Jolie aimed to visit what she termed "forgotten emergencies," crises that media attention had shifted away from.


Angelina Jolie became noted for traveling to war zones, such as Sudan's Darfur region during the Darfur conflict, the Syrian-Iraqi border during the Second Gulf War, where she met privately with US troops and other multi-national forces, and the Afghan capital Kabul during the war in Afghanistan, where three aid workers were murdered in the midst of her first visit.


Angelina Jolie acquired a pilot license in 2004; as of May 2014, she owns a Cirrus SR22 aircraft and a Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft.


Since then, Angelina Jolie has been on over a dozen field missions around the world to meet with refugees and undertake advocacy on their behalf.


Angelina Jolie purchased the park's 60,000 hectares and turned the area into a wildlife reserve named for her son, the Maddox Jolie Project.


Angelina Jolie was inspired by a meeting with the founder of Millennium Promise, noted economist Jeffrey Sachs, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she was an invited speaker in 2005 and 2006.


Angelina Jolie first visited the Harnas farm during production of the film, which features vultures rescued by the foundation.


Angelina Jolie had previously, from 2005 to 2007, funded the launch of a similar initiative, the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants' National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.


Angelina Jolie additionally launched the Malala Fund, a grant system established by Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, at the 2013 Women in the World Summit; she personally contributed over $200,000 to the cause.


Angelina Jolie has funded a school and boarding facility for girls at Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, which opened in 2005, and two primary schools for girls in the returnee settlements Tangi and Qalai Gudar in eastern Afghanistan, which opened in March 2010 and November 2012 respectively.


Angelina Jolie is the executive producer of the BBC program My World which aims to teach teenagers how to think critically about what they read and how to tell high-quality journalism from bad.


Angelina Jolie co-authored the book with British human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren.


Angelina Jolie spoke on the subject at the G8 foreign ministers meeting, where the attending nations adopted a historic declaration, and before the UN security council, which responded by adopting its broadest resolution on the issue to date.


In May 2016, Angelina Jolie was appointed a visiting professor 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 launched with Hague the previous year.


Angelina Jolie worked closely with the bill's sponsors and advocates.


In September 2020, Angelina Jolie made a donation to two young boys who were running a lemonade stand in London to raise money for the people of Yemen, as the country was on the brink of humanitarian crisis caused by the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels.


In March 2022, a month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Angelina Jolie visited Ukrainian children at the Vatican Children's Hospital Bambino Gesu.


Angelina Jolie was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA in October 2005, and she received the Freedom Award from the International Rescue Committee in November 2007.


In November 2013, Angelina Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Academy Award, from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Angelina Jolie had a serious boyfriend for two years from the age of 14.


Angelina Jolie made the choice, and because of it, I continued to go to school every morning and explored my first relationship in a safe way.


Angelina Jolie attended her wedding in black rubber pants and a white T-shirt, upon which she had written the groom's name in her blood.


Angelina Jolie was involved in a prominent scandal when she was accused of causing the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in October 2005.


Angelina Jolie subsequently took on the name "Angelina Jolie Pitt".


On March 10,2002, Angelina Jolie adopted her first child, seven-month-old Maddox Chivan, from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia.


Angelina Jolie was born as Rath Vibol on August 5,2001, in a local village.


Angelina Jolie adopted her second child, six-month-old Zahara Marley, from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 6,2005.


Angelina Jolie initially believed Zahara to be an AIDS orphan, based on official testimony from her grandmother, but Zahara's birth mother later came forward in the media.


Angelina Jolie explained that she had abandoned her family when Zahara became sick, and said she thought Zahara was "very fortunate" to have been adopted by Jolie.


Angelina Jolie was accompanied by her then-partner, Brad Pitt, when she traveled to Ethiopia to take custody of Zahara.


Angelina Jolie later indicated that they had together made the decision to adopt from Ethiopia, having first visited the country earlier that year.


On March 15,2007, Angelina Jolie adopted her fourth child, three-year-old Pax Thien, from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Angelina Jolie confirmed that she was expecting twins.


Angelina Jolie gave birth to twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, on July 12,2008.


On February 16,2013, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy at age 37 after learning she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene.


Angelina Jolie's decision was met with praise from various public figures, while health campaigners welcomed her raising awareness of the options available to at-risk women.


Researchers in Canada and the United Kingdom found that despite the large increase, the percentage of mutation carriers remained the same, meaning Angelina Jolie's message had reached those most at risk.


Angelina Jolie became noted for her ability to positively influence her public image through the media, without employing a publicist or an agent.


Angelina Jolie was the face of St John and Shiseido from 2006 to 2008, and a decade later became a spokesmodel for Guerlain.


Angelina Jolie's 2011 endorsement deal with Louis Vuitton, reportedly worth $10 million, was a record for a single advertising campaign.


Angelina Jolie was among the Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world as published by Time, in 2006 and 2008.


Angelina Jolie was named the world's most powerful celebrity in Forbess Celebrity 100 issue in 2009, and, though ranked lower overall, was listed as the most powerful actress from 2006 to 2008 and 2011 to 2013.


Beyond her career, Angelina Jolie's appearance has been credited with influencing popular culture at large.


In 2013, Jeffrey Kluger of Time agreed that Angelina Jolie has for many years symbolized the feminine ideal, and opined that her frank discussion of her double mastectomy redefined beauty.


Angelina Jolie is considered a style icon and trendsetter for celebrity fashion.


Angelina Jolie first began making red carpet appearances at age ten.


Angelina Jolie wore a white satin dress by Marc Bouwer to the 76th Academy Awards, which drew critical praise and comparisons to the fashion of several classic film stars.


Angelina Jolie attended the 84th Academy Awards in a black velvet gown, designed by Versace, which has been deemed one of the most significant gowns in fashion history and pop culture, with Jolie's posing becoming the subject of Internet memes.


Angelina Jolie prefers to invest in quality pieces, and in the 2020s, adopted more sustainable fashion while dressing.


Angelina Jolie has appeared in over thirty film productions since 1982.


Angelina Jolie has directed a number of films, such as In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, By the Sea, and First They Killed My Father.


Angelina Jolie's producing and executive producing credits include In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, Maleficent, First They Killed My Father and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.


Angelina Jolie served as a screenwriter for In the Land of Blood and Honey, By the Sea and First They Killed My Father.