It would be fair to say that Angelina Jolie is a modern day icon. One of Hollywood’s most famous and highest paid contemporary actresses, she has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also taken her talent behind the camera as a director, a producer and as a screenwriter. Perhaps most importantly, Angelina Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts, including advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She is considered one of the most influencial figures in the US entertainment industry.

Childhood (1975-1989)
Angelina Jolie Voight was born 4 June 1975 in Los Angeles. She has called her teens an “awkward mental breakdown”.

The 1990s (1990-1999)
A star is born. Angelina begins her film career and rises to stardom with Hackers, Gia and Girl, Interupted.

The 2000s (2000-2009)
Angelina starts a family, becomes a Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood’s top star. She meets Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

The 2010s (2010-)
Angelina Jolie takes her talents behind the camera as a director, producer and writer, and is appointed UNHCR’s Special Envoy.

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