Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975. She is an American actress, film director, screenwriter, and author. She has established an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Angelina Jolie stimulates humanitarian reasons, and is renowned for her work with evacuees as a Special Envoy and previous Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has frequently been cited as the world’s “most beautiful” woman, a title for which she has acknowledged considerable media attention.
Angelina Jolie made her screen entrance as a child together with her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), but her film career began in solemn a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She featured in the disapprovingly much-admired biographical television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her enactment in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).
Angelina Jolie attained wide fame after her representation of the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and recognized herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the consequence The Cradle of Life (2003).
She sustained her action star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010)—her largest live-action profitable achievements to date with global revenues of US$478 million, $341 million, $293 million and $278 million correspondingly—and she acknowledged further dangerous approval for her enactments in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which netted her a suggestion for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Angelina Jolie made her directorial entrance with the period of war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie now lives with actor Brad Pitt, in an association prominent for ardent media thoughtfulness. Jolie and Pitt have three biological children and three assumed children.
Angelina Jolie first individually comes across the effects of a humanitarian disaster whereas taping Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in war-torn Cambodia, and knowledge she later accredited with having brought her a better understanding of the world. Upon her reappearance home, she communicated the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for statistics on global distress spots. To learn more about the circumstances in these parts, she began visiting evacuee camps in the opposite direction the world. In February 2001, she went on her first field visit, an 18-day mission to Sierra Leone and Tanzania; she later articulated her shock at what she had observed.
In the following months, she refunded to Cambodia for two weeks and met with Afghan evacuees in Pakistan, where she contributed $1 million in rejoinder to a global UNHCR emergency petition, the prevalent donation UNHCR had ever acknowledged from a private individual. She enclosed all costs connected to her missions and collective the same elementary working and living conditions as UNHCR field staff on all of her visits. Angelina Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva on August 27, 2001.
Over the next decade, Angelina Jolie went on field missions around the world and met with evacuees and inside expatriate persons in more than 30 countries. In 2002, when requested what she hoped to achieve, she stated, “Awareness of the plight of these people. I think they should be commended for what they have survived, not looked down upon.” To that end, her 2001-02 field visits were recounted in her book Notes from My Travels, which was available in October 2003 in combination with the announcement of her film Beyond Borders. She intended to visit what she dubbed “forgotten emergencies,” disasters that media attention had shifted away from, and she became noted for going “where real bullets fly,” traveling to such war zones as Sudan’s Darfur region during the Darfur conflict, the Syrian-Iraqi border during the Second Gulf War, where she met confidentially with U.S. troops and other multi-national forces, and the Afghan capital Kabul for the duration of the war in Afghanistan, where three aid workers were murdered in the midst of her first visit.
On April 17, 2012, later more than a decade of facility as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie was encouraged to the rank of Special Envoy to High Commissioner António Guterres, the first to take on such a location within the association. In her prolonged role, she characterizes UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level to simplify permanent solutions for people expatriate by major crises. In the months following the elevation, she made her first visit as Special Envoy—her third over all—to Ecuador, where she met with Colombian refugees, and she escorted Guterres on a week-long tour of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq, to measure the condition of evacuees from neighboring Syria.
Angelina Jolie has acknowledged extensive acknowledgment for her humanitarian work. In 2002, she acknowledged the inaugural Humanitarian Award from the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program, and in 2003, she was the first receiver of the Citizen of the World Award by the United Nations Correspondents Association. She was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA in 2005, and she acknowledged the Freedom Award by the International Rescue Committee in 2007. In 2011, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres accessible Jolie with a gold pin earmarked for the most long-serving staff, in acknowledgment of her decade as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. She is set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an nominal Academy Award, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors, in November 2013.
“We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I don’t believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us.”
—Jolie on her motives for joining UNHCR in 2001