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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.

Forbes “World’s Most Powerful Women” List 2015: Beyonce + More Stars Make Cut

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Forbes Most Powerful Women List 2015

Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Taylor Swift are among the “World’s Most Powerful Women,” according to Forbes. See who else made the 2015 list here!

George Clooney NOT Offering His Italian Villa For Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Wedding, Despite Report

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George Clooney Villa Jennifer Aniston Wedding

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George Clooney is NOT offering his Italian villa as a “wedding venue” for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, despite a new National Enquirer story that tries to create new drama between the couple and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, with Clooney stuck in the middle. Gossip Cop can bust this absurdity.

Ellen DeGeneres NOT Making Movie About Transgendered Children, Despite Report

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Ellen DeGeneres Movie transgender children

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Ellen DeGeneres is NOT executive producing a movie about transgender children, despite a tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor. We’re told there’s no truth to it.

Brad Pitt Was NOT “Caught Naked” With Another Woman, Despite Report

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Brad Pitt Naked Woman

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Brad Pitt was NOT “caught naked” with another woman nor did Angelina Jolie make him “pay” for it, despite an entirely fabricated report by one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the wholly manufactured claim. We’re told it’s entirely “false.”

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt NOT Adopting Girl From Syria, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie adopting Syria

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are not adopting a child from Syria. Us Weekly reported this week that couple is looking to add to their brood with a new adoptive daughter from Syria. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie “Shocking Secrets” Exposed In Missing Letters?

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Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Secret Letters

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not worried about their “most shocking and embarrassing secrets” coming to light, despite a National Enquirer report claiming the couple’s “private letters” have gone missing from their French estate, allegedly leaving them panicked. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Angelina Jolie Not “Giving Up Career” After Cancer Scare, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie Retiring

Angelina Jolie is not retiring from movies because of her cancer scare, despite an OK! report claiming the actress-director has decided to leave her career to focus on her family. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Angelina Jolie Brings Shiloh And Zahara To Kids’ Choice Awards, Gives Inspirational Speech — WATCH FULL VIDEO!

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Angelina Jolie Kids Choice Awards Video

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Angelina Jolie was one of the big winners at Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, and no one was more excited than her daughters Shiloh and Zahara. Watch the video here!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt About to Split Because They’re Living Apart?

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Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Apart

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to be apart this spring, and In Touch claims it “will have a disastrous effect on their already fragile marriage.” Gossip Cop can bust the story, which comes from the same tabloid that has been wrongly predicting the end of the Jolie-Pitt relationship for years.

Angelina Jolie Has Surgery To Remove Ovaries And Fallopian Tube

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Angelina Jolie Surgery Ovaries

Angelina Jolie had surgery last week to remove her ovaries and fallopian tube, two years after undergoing a double mastectomy. Jolie reveals the news in a guest column for the New York Times, much like she did for her prior operation in 2013. Find out more here.

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