Angelina Jolie Voight was born in Los Angeles on the 4th of June 1975, apparently at 09:09, and growing up there Angelina was no stranger to the film industry, being the daughter of her Academy Award-winning father Jon Voight and of model Marcheline Bertrand.
Although her dream as a child was actually to become a funeral director, a 16 year-old Jolie worked as a professional model in London, New York and Los Angeles. Musical groups such as the Rolling Stones, Lemonheads, Meatloaf, Lenny Kravitz had her cast in their music videos, and even brother James Haven Voight directed Jolie in his student films for USC School of Cinema.
Jolie's first foray into films were more of a sci-fi nature, with a supporting role in the 1993 Cyborg II: Glass Shadows, which didn't even make it to the big screen, and a lead role in Hackers, where she met her future husband, the British actor Jonny Lee Miller of Trainspotting fame. It should be noted that Jolie's performance was the only redeeming factor of the movie. Jolie and Miller's morbid wedding reception, where Jolie wore black and had Jonny's name written across the back of her shirt in blood, could have foreshadowed that their marriage would not live too long - they were separated within the year and filed for divorce in 1999.Her marriage to Miller may be the only failure Jolie has yet to experience, since her career as an actress is flying high.
She appeared as Gina Malacici in the 1996 comedy Love Is All There Is. In 1997 she joined the ranks of more known cast members with a supporting role in the box-office bomb Playing God, starring The X-Files' David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton. Jolie's career prospects began to improve after her performance as Cornelia Wallace in the 1997 biopic George Wallace for which she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy.
Jolie first became personally aware of worldwide humanitarian crises while filming Tomb Raider in poverty-stricken and widely mined Cambodia. According to Jolie, "I discovered things about what's happening in the world... Cambodia was really eye opening for me." During her first three years as Goodwill Ambassador Jolie concentrated her efforts on field missions, visiting refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) all around the world. In 2002, Jolie visited Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand and Colombian refugees in Ecuador to take a closer look at the “Western Hemisphere's most severe humanitarian crisis”. With increasing experience, Jolie became more involved in promoting humanitarian causes on a political level. Jolie has received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. On October 24, 2003 she was the first recipient of the new created Citizen of the World Award by the United Nations Correspondents Association. On October 12, 2005, Jolie was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA.
Starting in 2005, her relationship with Brad Pitt became one of the most reported celebrity stories worldwide. Jolie confirmed her pregnancy in early 2006. On May 27, 2006, Jolie gave birth to a daughter named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, at night at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia.
Today, Jolie is one of the best known celebrities around the world. According to the Q Score survey by Marketing Evaluations Inc., in 2000, subsequent to her Oscar win, 31% of respondents in the United States said Jolie was familiar to them, by 2006 she was familiar to 81% of Americans.
* 1997 Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award.
* She won her second Golden Globe for her role as model Gia Carangi in HBO's biopic Gia.
* Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress(1999) for Girl, Interrupted.