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 NOT Gaining Weight To Save Brad Pitt Marriage, Despite Report

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Angelina Jolie Weight Brad Pitt Marriage

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Angelina Jolie is NOT gaining weight in an effort to save her marriage to Brad Pitt, despite a ridiculous webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Angelina Jolie And Daniel Craig Secret Phone Calls Claim NOT True

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Angelina Jolie Daniel Craig Phone Calls

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Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig are NOT making secret phone calls to each other, despite a false webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Fighting Over Money Claim NOT True

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Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Fighting Money

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are NOT fighting over money, despite a made-up webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Both Getting Divorced?

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Brad Pitt Jennifer Aniston Divorce

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Brad Pitt is not divorcing Angelina Jolie, nor are Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux ending their marriage, despite a ridiculous tabloid cover story alleging the former spouses are both headed for breakups. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this report.

Angelina Jolie Birthday: Gossip Cop Blows Out 5 Wrong Rumors In Actress’ Honor

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Angelina Jolie Birthday Rumors

It’s Angelina Jolie’s birthday on Saturday, and Gossip Cop is celebrating by looking back at five rumors we exclusively “blew out” about the Oscar winner. At 41, the star remains as popular as ever. And that’s certainly evident with the tabloids, which still put Jolie on its covers week after week. Of course, those stories are usually made up, and here’s just five crazy examples from the last year.

Brad Pitt Angry Angelina Jolie Is “More Concerned” With Refugees Than Family?

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Brad Pitt is NOT angry that Angelina Jolie is allegedly “more concerned” with helping refugees than spending time with her own family, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Brad Pitt Worried Angelina Jolie Is “Slowly Dying”?

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Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Dying

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Brad Pitt is NOT worried that Angelina Jolie is supposedly “slowly dying,” despite a baseless tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Angelina Jolie “Betrayed” By Brad Pitt Claim NOT True

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Angelina Jolie Betrayed Brad Pitt

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Angelina Jolie does NOT feel “betrayed” by Brad Pitt because she’s supposedly convinced he’s cheating on her with both of his female co-stars in his upcoming movie, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie $400 Million Divorce Claim NOT True

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Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Divorce

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are NOT headed for a $400 million divorce, despite a completely fabricated cover story from one of this week’s new tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

Angelina Jolie: Donald Trump Muslim Comments Are “Hard To Hear”

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Angelina Jolie Donald Trump

Angelina Jolie criticized Donald Trump on Monday for his attitude towards Muslims, calling the presidential candidate’s controversial opinions “hard to hear.”

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