On July 4, 1975 Angelina Jolie was born.
Jolie is best known for being an actress, film director, screenwriter, as well as a humanitarian. Throughout her career she has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as three Golden Globe Awards. Furthermore, she is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, ranking number one on Forbes’ list in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Beyond her career in entertainment, she is well known for her humanitarian work, such as being a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
While she had her big screen debut alongside her father Jon Voight in 1982’s “Lookin’ to Get Out,” she gained stardom for her starring roles in 1998’s “Gia,” and 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted.” For “Girl, Interrupted” she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actresses. She furthered gained worldwide stardom in the live-action adaption of the Tomb Raider video games, playing Lara Croft in the 2001 film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” as well in its sequel, 2003’s “The Cradle of Life.”
Some of her other films include 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” 2008’s “Wanted” and “Kung Fu Panda,” and 2010’s “Salt.” Her most recent work features her starring in the Disney live-action adaption of “Sleeping Beauty,” portraying the Disney villain Maleficent in 2014’s “Maleficent.”
She is currently in a relationship with actor Brad Pitt, a relationship that has drawn extensive media attention. Jolie met Pitt at the time of filming 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” with rumors that the two had an affair while he was married to Jennifer Aniston. Both Jolie and Pitt have denied these rumors. They have three biological child, and three adopted children.