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Angelina Jolie Biography

Birth Name:
Angelina Jolie Voight
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is of Czech, French-Canadian, English and Iroquois ancestry
  • Made film debut in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out with father, Jon Voight
  • She played Ann-Margret's daughter
  • Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at 11
  • Was interested in becoming an undertaker as a teen
  • Appeared in music videos for Meatloaf, Lenny Kravitz, Korn and the Rolling Stones
  • Won three consecutive Golden Globe awards in three different categories for the TV movies George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998) and feature film Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Named a UN goodwill ambassador in 2001
  • Earned her pilot's license in 2005
  • Was named an honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2014 Birthday Honours
  • After losing her mother, aunt and grandmother to breast or ovarian cancer and learning she had a defective cancer gene, made the decision to have an elective mastectomy in 2013 and have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in 2015

Awards

  • 2018BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 2017The International Film Festival CAMERIMAGE-Bronze Frog: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2008Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2008Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2007Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2000Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner