Nickname: Angie Catwoman Ange AJ
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Growing up in Los Angeles, Jolie was no stranger to the film industry, being the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight. She later trained and performed at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she was seen in several stage productions.She worked as a professional model in London, New York and Los Angeles, and has also appeared in music videos for such artists as 'Meatloaf', Lenny Kravitz, Antonello Venditti and The Lemonheads. In addition, she has acted in five student films for the USC School of Cinema, all directed by her brother, James Haven.
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Spouse: Billy Bob Thornton (5 May 2000 - 27 May 2003) (divorced)
Jonny Lee Miller: (28 March 1996 - 3 February 1999) (divorced)
Trade mark: Husky voice
Niece of Chip Taylor.One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." She is extremely close to and protective of her brother James Haven. He often accompanies her to awards shows, and she used his name, or at least his memory, as inspiration in the "Where's Jamie?!" scene in Girl, Interrupted (1999).Has the letter "H" tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, which is a reference to two people she is close to who have this letter in their names: her brother, James Haven, and Timothy Hutton. She got the tattoo when she was dating Timothy but since their break up she now says it's only for James.Has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages." on her left forearm.Jolie is actually her middle name.Was married to Jonny Lee Miller in a black leather pants and a white shirt. On the white shirt she painted her husband's name in her own blood (across the back).Tattoos include the Japanese sign for death, two pointy black American Indian symbols, a dragon, and a large black cross.Mother is Marcheline Bertrand.Father is Jon Voight.Majored in film at New York University.Collects knives and has an interest in mortuary science.Angelina and her brother, to whom she is very close, publicly spoke out to deny false rumors that the two were having an incestuous love affair. Sister of James Haven.Had childhood dream of becoming a funeral director.Named the world's sexiest woman in Swedish magazine Café."Jolie" means "pretty" in French.Goddaughter of actress Jacqueline Bisset.Graduated from Beverly Hills High School at age 16.Has the Latin phrase "Quod me nutrit me destruit" ("What nourishes me also destroys me") tattooed across her stomach.Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland after her visits to Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Pakistan. [27 August 2001]Born at 9:09 AM PST"Introducing Angelina Jolie" in opening credits of Love Is All There Is (1996) suggests delayed release as Jolie already had at least two major screen roles by 1996.She is of Czechoslovakian and American descent on her father's side and French and Haudenosaunee (Iroquian Indian) heritage on her mother's side.Jolie and Thornton have adopted a Cambodian baby boy, named Maddox. Jolie took custody of the baby in Africa, where she is shooting Beyond Borders (2003). [10 March 2002]Performed her own stunts in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and received cuts from the chandelier scene as a result.Ranked #87 in Premiere's 2002 annual "Power 100" list.In role as goodwill ambassador, visited Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand, May 2002, to check on conditions of 9,000 refugees from bordering Myanmar.July 2002 - confirms break up with actor Billy Bob Thornton.Measurements: 36C-27-36.Announced in late 2002 that she is "in talks" to portray the late porn star Linda Lovelace. Eventually, she lost the role to Courtney Love.Goddaughter of actor Maximilian Schell.Voted the 3rd Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.Her adopted son, Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie, was born on August 5th, 2001.Her favorite Disney character is Dumbo the flying elephant, she has said that she cried when he was able to fly.She is the woman most American males would like to date on New Year's Eve, according to a survey by movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. Results of the survey showed her in the top spot with 35 percent of respondents saying she would be their number one pick for a hypothetical New Year's Eve candle-lit dinner. Rival star Catherine Zeta-Jones gained second spot in the online survey conducted by Blockbuster November 11-24, 2003. The survey had 31,969 responses.Started modelling at the age of 14.Was named "The sexiest woman alive" by the Swedish evening newspaper "Aftonbladet." She was voted the ninth sexiest woman in FHM UK's top 100 sexiest in 2004.Is planning to give up her acting career to settle in England with her son Maddox and become a full time mum. She says she wants to "Quit movies, be a great mum to Maddox and join the Parents and Teachers Association".Favorite music: Madonna, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Clash, Matchbox 20Favorite TV shows: "King of the Hill" (1997), the Game Show Network and Animal Planet.Voted as #6 on the "Top 100 Sexiest Women" 2004 in FHM [DK].She was voted #2 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."Attended same high school as Lenny Kravitz.She and Egyptian actor Adel Imam are goodwill ambassadors for the UNHCR.Went to High School with Michael Klesic.Has a tattoo of a blue window on her lowerback. She claims it's because no matter where she was at any point in her life she always found herself looking out a window wishing to be elsewhere.Ranked #6 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World." Speaks French.Voted #1 star most men would like to kiss under the mistletoe in a poll for Sky Movies.Used to own a pet rat snake. Therefore had no problem shooting the snake scene in Alexander (2004).Went to elementary school at William O. Schaefer School in Tappan, New York.Her father starred with her godmother Jacqueline Bisset in Richter und sein Henker, Der (1975), which was directed by her godfather Maximilian Schell.Voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Mother, in a poll for website Date.com.Was consulted by real-life FBI profiler Robert Ressler for her role in Taking Lives (2004)Shares a birthday with Amelia Warner, Izabella Scorupco, Prince Michael of Kent and John Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle and Scott Wolf.In 2003 was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.In 2004 was made an honorary citizen of Cambodia by the Prime Minister of Cambodia for her humanitarian work there.She adopted a newborn baby girl from Ethiopia who was thought to be orphaned by AIDS. But it was later revealed that the child's mother did not have the money to care for her. She named the girl Zahara Marley Jolie. July 6th 2005She ranked #2 in 2000 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List.Named Esquire Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2004.Named Most Beautiful Woman in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People 2005 issue. More than 500,000 readers were polled.In August, 2005 was made an official citizen of Cambodia by the King for her ongoing efforts to help the environment there.The King of Cambodia has signed legal papers giving her Cambodian Citizenship (August 2005)Was nominated for Worst Actress at the Razzie Awards for four straight years from 2002 to 2005, but each time was beaten by another of her fellow nominees. She has still yet to "win" an award.When filming the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider she set fire to her silk pajamas on the chandelier while she was doing her 'bungee jumps' in the house. She was taken to a hospital with minor burns but resumed filming the next day.
"Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.""Because I am a bad girl, people always automatically think that I am a bad girl. Or that I carry a dark secret with me or that I'm obsessed with death. The truth is that I am probably the least morbid person one can meet. If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.""You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; shit happens.""And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father."On if she ever caught her husband Billy Bob Thornton cheating: "I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. And I'd beat her, too!""I'll make it real simple, I'm a 36-C. In the game, she's a double-D. In the movie, she's a D. We split the difference...[the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)] is much more athletic, and she has smaller breasts, but she's still Lara Croft, so there.""I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers (1995) and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.""I'd like to believe that the people that have supported me in my work or identified with me in films, the people that feel they know me, they do and they don't have misconceptions - they understand. I believe that.""I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time. It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it's not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It's clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. He's focused on his music and career. I'm focused on my baby. It comes down to what's important to you." - on her split from husband Billy Bob Thornton"There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tommorrow frees you to appreciate life now." - People Magazine 8 July 1996"I felt that if I lived at that time, with the dangers she had and the threats she had and the lack of power she had as a woman, I would not have been that different from her. And I thought I also just saw her as a mother who really would push her son at a time that if he didn't get the throne, he didn't acquire a certain kind of strength and ability and greatness, he would probably just die or be killed or be exiled. So out of concern, out of love for your own, just to come from this place that seems very much like the horrible mafia father, but in fact it was for his own survival that she was focused on, which made it very easy for me to focus on thinking of my own son and what he had to do to protect himself from bad things that could hurt him." - on playing Olympias in Alexander (2004)."If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is."On the superficiality of the industry: "We are setting an example of what we think is beautiful and you really want to put that much make up on me?""You might never find out that you are useful for all the right reasons - and not all those stupid things that people tell you you're useful for.""My role as goodwill ambassador has made my work as a film star relatively dull. I can't find anything that interests me enough to go back to work. I'm simply not excited about anything. I'm not excited about going to a film set." (CNN International Edition 29th January, 2005)Has said about the money she makes each year: that she saves 1/3, lives on 1/3, and gives away 1/3.If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you've got no matter how much it takes.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)