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Angelina Jolie        

Actress, Director, Screenwriter, Author and Humanitarian

Angelina Jolie has received three Golden Globes as well as an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film "Girl, Interrupted," and also on October 12, 2005, Jolie was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA.

Before she began a career as an actress, she was a model who was signed with Finesse Model Management. She modeled in both the United States and Europe. She also appeared in numerous music videos, including those of Korn, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz and The Rolling Stones.

Her first starring role came in the 1995 film "Hackers." In 1998, she achieved a major critical success, starring in the TV film "Gia," the true story of 1970-80s supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS. Jolie won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Satmifie awards and was nominated for an Emmy.

In 1999, Angelina co-starred in "The Bone Collector" with Denzel Washington and won an Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted." Her first headlining blockbuster role came from 2001's video-game-based "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."

Her movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" opened in the No. 1 position at the box-office on it's release in early June 2005, providing Jolie with her first box-office success in several years. She received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas "A Mighty Heart" and "Changeling," which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Jolie made her directorial debut with the wartime drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey."


Angelina Jolie to Receive Honorary Academy Award - Academy ...

The actress will receive an Oscar for her humanitarian efforts.

Angelina Jolie Calls For Action On World Refugee Day

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has been commemorating World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has overtaken Pakistan to become the world’s largest refugee-hosting nation with more than 1.77 million in urban areas and government-run camps

Angelina Jolie To Direct An Unflinching Portrayal Of War Through The Eyes Of A Child

Angelina Jolie Pitt will direct an adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, a harrowing and poignant memoir from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime.

Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced People In Myanmar’s Kachin State

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt travelled to Myitkyina township in Kachin State on Thursday, where over 100,000 people have been displaced since a cease-fire agreement between the Myanmar armed forces and ethnic armed groups broke down in 2011.

Angelina Jolie Marks Five Years Of Conflict In Syria

Angelina Jolie marked five years of conflict in Syria at a press conference outside an informal refugee settlement in Fayda, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, today.

Angelina Jolie Hires Judy Smith, Crisis Manager Who Inspired ‘Scandal’

Angelina Jolie has hired crisis manager Judy Smith, the woman who inspired the hit TV show Scandal, in her high-profile split from estranged husband Brad Pitt, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly...

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