Angelina Jolie is an American Academy Award-winning actress, filmmaker and humanitarian. She has been in the spotlight since her breakout role as Lara Croft in 2001’s Tomb Raider, but her success goes beyond that of a mere Hollywood star. As a philanthropist and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, she has made significant contributions to global social issues.
The daughter of actor Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie was born in 1975 in Los Angeles and began acting at age 16 with small parts on television shows and films. Her first major role came when she starred alongside Antonio Banderas in 1998’s Pushing Tin before taking the lead part of video game heroine Lara Croft three years later. The film was an international hit that propelled Jolie into stardom.
Jolie’s career flourished over the next decade with roles such as Alexander (2004) opposite Colin Farrell; Changeling (2008), which earned her an Oscar nomination; Salt (2010); Maleficent (2014); By The Sea (2015); First They Killed My Father (2017) – directed by Jolie herself; and Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019).
Away from filming, Angelina is also well known for her charitable work through organisations like UNHCR and Global Action For Children. In 2012 she was appointed Special Envoy for UN Refugee Agency after more than 10 years working on behalf of refugees around the world – making regular visits to refugee camps across Africa, Asia Pacific regions as well as Europe during this time period. Additionally, Angelina founded the ‘Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative’ which works towards ending sexual violence worldwide while also providing support to survivors of abuse or exploitation across all ages genders & backgrounds .
In addition to these humanitarian efforts, Angelina is passionate about promoting education opportunities & empowering women around the world. Through various initiatives such as ‘Education Partnership For Children Of Conflict’ , ‘Global Education Partnership’ & other projects, she continues to advocate for educational access throughout developing countries.
In June 2021 it was announced that Angelina had received honorary citizenship from Sarajevo – Bosnia & Herzegovina`s capital city – due to her commitment towards helping those affected by war there. This recognition follows numerous awards including 3 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards plus 1 Academy Award among many others.
Angelina Jolie remains one of Hollywood’s most prominent stars today; not just because of her success within cinema but also because of what she does outside it too. Her unwavering commitment towards helping vulnerable people around our planet makes us realise how truly inspirational this woman can be.
Jolie was born on June 4th 1975 in Los Angeles California. She began her acting career at age 16 when she starred in “Lookin’ to Get Out” alongside Jon Voight. From there she went on to star in several successful movies such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr & Mrs Smith with Brad Pitt.
Throughout her career she has won numerous awards including three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Girl Interrupted (1999).
She traveled extensively throughout Cambodia raising awareness about refugees and displaced people around the world affected by civil war or persecution. In 2012 she was promoted to Special Envoy of UNHCR where her mission was expanded beyond refugee issues but also included women’s rights initiatives as well as promoting education access worldwide.
Jolie was married to actor Brad Pitt and have six children together; Maddox Chivan (adopted), Pax Thien (adopted), Zahara Marley(adopted), Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Leon, and Vivienne Marcheline. They have been active advocates of human rights causes both domestically and abroad through their charitable foundation. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation helps support many charities across multiple countries such as Vietnam, Ethiopia , Haiti among others.
Angelina Jolie continues be an inspiration not just through her amazing performances but also through her tireless efforts advocating human rights causes all over the world making sure that everyone gets equal opportunities regardless their race or gender identity.