Childhood and Early Career:
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. The actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand are her parents. After she graduated from Beverly Hills High School, she went to the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
By the time she was 14, she had quit her acting classes. When she became a full-time fashion model, she went to London, New York, and Los Angeles. But when she was 18, she got her first main role in the 1993 movie Cyborg 2.
She didn’t want to be an actor and wasn’t very interested in the movie business. When this movie didn’t do well, Jolie was upset with how she did and decided she would never act in another movie again.
But in the 1995 movie “Hackers,” she was given another role in which she was in charge. She reluctantly agreed to do the movie, which was only a moderate success, but everyone liked how Jolie played the part.
With this new information, Jolie decided to look for more work in the movie business. She was in a lot of movies, such as “Playing God,” “Love Is All There Is,” and “Mojave Moon,” but none of them made her a big star. In the 1997 movie George Wallace, she played Cornelia Wallace, which was her big break.
She won a Golden Globe Award because of how she performed in this role. The next year, in 1998, she won another Golden Globe Award for her role in the documentary film “Gia.” At such a young age, she had won so many awards. But things got worse when she stopped acting and went to New York University to study how movies are made and how to write scripts.
She changed her mind again, and movies like “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Pushing Tin,” and “The Bone Collector” helped her come back. She reached new heights with her role in the 1999 movie “Girl, Interrupted,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She was known for her acting skills in the U.S., but when the movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” came out in 2001, she became a star all over the world. This movie went on to make $275 million, which showed how well a female artist could carry such a big movie on her shoulders. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), which went on to make almost $470 million, was her next big movie. This made her the queen of the box office and one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood.
In 2008, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie “Changeling.” Angelina Jolie has done almost everything an actor can do, from getting good reviews to winning awards to making a lot of money.
“Wanted” made more than $340 million in 2008, “Salt” made $290 million in 2010, and “The Tourist” made $270 million in 2010.
She has also lent her voice to the Kung Fu Panda movie series, which has made more than $1.2 billion. According to the website Highest-Paid, Jennifer Lawrence was Hollywood’s highest-paid actress in 2009, 2011, and 2013. She made an average of $30 million a year.
In 2006, nearly 79% of the American public could name her, according to a poll. She used to love and hate Hollywood, but now she has done almost everything an actor can do at such a young age. She has been so successful that there may be a few movie fans around the world who don’t know who Angelina Jolie is.