Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She and her brother, James Haven, were primarily raised by their mother following her parents’ divorce. It was Bertrand’s film work that inspired Jolie to become an actress, and they remained extremely close until her death from cancer in 2007. Voight and Jolie were estranged on and off for many years, but are currently reconciled.

Jolie first experimented in theater productions and modeling before appearing in music videos. Her first starring role in a movie came with 1995’s “Hackers.” Two years later, Jolie won a Golden Globe for her supporting performance in the television movie “George Wallace,” for which she also received an Emmy nomination. In 1998, Jolie scored her second Golden Globe for the HBO movie “Gia,” in which she played the late supermodel Gia Carangi.

Jolie’s success continued with 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted,” for which she received an Oscar for her portrayal of a woman with mental illness. The role also gave the star her third Golden Globe and her second Screen Actors Guild statues. Her first blockbuster, “Gone in 60 Seconds” was followed by 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” giving Jolie her first major international hit.

In 2005, Jolie appeared with future husband Brad Pitt in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” and received additional awards nominations for 2007’s “A Mighty Heart” and 2008’s “Changeling,” the same year she was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. Despite her superstardom, Jolie opted to cut down on film roles following her mother’s death, choosing instead to spend more time with her family.

In 2011, Jolie directed her first feature film, “In The Land Of Blood And Honey,” a love story set during the Bosnian War. Her first acting role in more than three years came with 2014’s “Maleficent,” after which she directed “Unbroken,” based on the life of Olympian-turned-war-hero Louis Zamperini. She then directed and co-starred alongside Pitt in the movie “By The Sea,” which is due to be released in 2015.

After an admittedly troubled and wild youth, Jolie became dedicated to humanitarian efforts, and frequently works with refugees on behalf of the United Nations, fighting against sexual violence in war zones.  She adopted her first son, Maddox, from Cambodia in 2002, followed by daughter Zahara from Ethiopia in 2005. Pitt adopted both children, and then Jolie gave birth to their daughter Shiloh in 2006. In 2007, they adopted another son, Pax, from Vietnam, and Jolie gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in 2008. Jolie and Pitt became engaged in 2012 and married in 2014.

Prior to Pitt, Jolie was married to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. In 2013, Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she had a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which significantly increases a person’s chances of getting breast cancer. Since her mother battled and ultimately died from ovarian cancer, Jolie has not ruled out getting her ovaries removed at a future date.

Angelina Jolie On Brad Pitt Divorce: “We’ll Be A Stronger Family For It”

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Angelina Jolie opened up about her divorce from Brad Pitt for the first time in an interview on Sunday. The actress admitted the split has been “difficult,” but also hoped that she, her estranged husband and six children would “be a stronger family for it.”

Angelina Jolie Does NOT Believe Brad Pitt Cheated With Marion Cotillard, Despite Fake News Story

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Angelina Jolie does not believe Brad Pitt cheated on her with Marion Cotillard, nor is it the reason the couple broke up, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this latest fabrication.

Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto Did NOT Secretly Date, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto did NOT secretly date years ago, despite a wholly fabricated report. Gossip Cop can debunk the 100 percent inaccurate story.

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Did NOT Fight Over Jared Leto, Despite Fake News Stories

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Angelina Jolie is not dating Jared Leto, nor did she and Brad Pitt ever fight about him, despite a series of entirely fabricated articles. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these fake news stories that include tales of Jolie having a longtime “crush” on Leto.

Angelina Jolie NOT Leaning On Jared Leto Amid Brad Pitt Divorce, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie is NOT leaning on Jared Leto amid her divorce from Brad Pitt, despite a false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Fighting Over Kids’ School?

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are NOT fighting over where their kids should go to school, despite a tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the story, which is a transparent attempt to add more drama to the couple’s divorce.

Angelina Jolie NOT On “Hunger Strike,” Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie is NOT on a “hunger strike,” nor is she on the verge of dying, despite yet another disturbing cover story from the National Enquirer. Once again, Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the unfounded report.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Therapists Did NOT “Tell All,” Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s family therapists did NOT “tell all,” despite a sensational report. Gossip Cop can bust the misleading story, which comes from the tabloids.

Angelina Jolie Did NOT “Hand Over” Kids To Brad Pitt, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie did NOT “hand over” her kids to Brad Pitt, despite a misleading tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can reveal what’s really going on.

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