Angelina Jolie

By caande
  • Date of birth

    Angelina Jolie Voight was born in June 4th, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, both, very famous actors.
  • Parents' separation

    After her parents' separation in 1976, Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to Palisades, New York
  • First appearances on stage

    When she was eleven years old, the family moved back to Los Angeles and Jolie 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.
  • Early work

    Jolie began working as a fashion model when she was 15 years old, modeling mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London.
  • First appearance at the theatre

    At the age of 16, Jolie returned to theatre and played her first role as a German dominatrix.
  • No more acting classes

    At the age of 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and dreamed of becoming a funeral director. During this period, she wore black clothing, dyed her hair purple.
  • First movie as a professional actress

    Her professional movie career began in 1993, when she played her first leading role in the low-budget film Cyborg 2, as Casella "Cash" Reese, a near-human robot,
  • First husband

    Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in the film Hackers (1995). She attended her wedding in black rubber pants and a white shirt, upon which she had written the groom's name in her blood. Jolie and Miller separated the following year and subsequently divorced on February 3, 1999.
  • "Playing God" not good reviews of the film

    In 1997, Jolie starred with David Duchovny in the thriller Playing God, set in the Los Angeles underworld. The movie was not received well by critics and Roger Ebert noted that "Angelina Jolie finds a certain warmth in a kind of role that is usually hard and aggressive.
  • Second husband

    While shooting Pushing Tin (1999) she met American actor Billy Bob Thornton, and subsequently married him on on May 5, 2000. Jolie and Thornton divorced on May 27, 2003.
  • Tom Raider, a boom!

    Although highly regarded for her acting abilities, Jolie's films to date had often not appealed to a wide audience, but Lara Croft: Tomb Raider made her an international superstar since then.
  • First adoption

    On March 10, 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, seven-month-old Maddox Chivan, borned in Cambodia.
  • Humanitarian work

    On her first U.N. trip within the United States, Jolie went to Arizona in 2004, visiting detained asylum seekers at three facilities and the Southwest Key Program, a facility for unaccompanied children in Phoenix. She flew to Chad in June 2004, paying a visit to border sites and camps for refugees who had fled fighting in western Sudan's Darfur region.
  • Brad Pitt and their baby.

    Starting in 2005, her relationship with Brad Pitt became one of the most reported celebrity stories worldwide. After Jolie confirmed her pregnancy in early 2006, the unprecedented media hype surrounding them "reached the point of insanity" as Reuters described it in their story "The Brangelina fever".
  • Brad Pitt

    On January 11, 2006, Jolie confirmed to People that she was pregnant with Pitt's child and thereby confirmed their relationship for the first time in public.