Angelina Jolie is an American actress and filmmaker born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. Jolie is also well known for being an activist and humanitarian, and has spent time working as a Special Envoy for the United Nations. In 1999 Jolie won an Academy Award for her supporting role in Girl, Interrupted. Additionally, Angelina is a three-time Golden Globe Award winner and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She made her debut on the silver screen in Lookin to Get Out with her father, actor Jon Voight, in 1982.
Angelina was raised Catholic but as an adult she doesn’t identify with any religion.
She and Brad Pitt adopted their son Maddox whose heritage stems from Cambodia. Jolie claims that Maddox is a Buddhist and is raising him with exposure to monks and their practices. Angelina even went so far as to tattoo a prayer for perfection for Maddox on her upper back. The prayer is in Khmer Script and Jolie asked for it to be written in Buddhist Sanskrit.
When asked by a member of the press if she believed if there was a God, Jolie replied, “Hmm… For some people. I hope so, for them. For the people who believe in it, I hope so. There doesn’t need to be a God for me. There’s something in people that’s spiritual, that’s godlike. I don’t feel like doing things just because people say things, but I also don’t really know if it’s better to just not believe in anything, either.”
When Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims in the early months of his presidency, Jolie responded with, “America was built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion so it’s hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president.”
Angelina is apparently is a distant cousin of Hillary Clinton and she likely voted for her to be president. Trump may have heard Angelina’s comment because he said in an interview with Larry King, “I understand beauty and she’s not a great beauty by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t even find her attractive.” Then he said, “She’s been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby”.
Like many people, Angelina likes to people watch, read, travel, and get new tattoos. Unlike many, she also collect daggers.
“It reminds you of history, and there’s just something beautiful about them and traditional. Each country has different knives and weapons, and that’s why I started collecting them. I’ve done this since I was a little girl.” (1)
The actress has been married three times: first, to British actor Jonny Lee Miller (1996 – 2000), then to actor Billy Bob Thornton (2000 – 2003), and most recently to the actor Brad Pitt (2014 – 2016).
Angelina is a mother to six children, three by way of adoption (Maddox, born 2001; Pax, born 2003, and Zahara, born 2005), and three by natural birth (Shiloh, born 2006; and twins Knox and Vivienne, born 2008). All children share the surname Jolie-Pitt, with the latter three being biological children of Brad Pitt.
Before her first marriage Angelina was dating actress Jenny Shimizu. Their relationship went on for for several years. “I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t married my husband,” Jolie remarked. “I fell in love with her the first second I saw her.” (2)
The high profile actress is in the process of divorcing fellow superstar, Brad Pitt, with papers filed in September 2016.
It has been a messy split with Angelina accusing Pitt of infidelity and abuse of their child, Maddox. The facts are uncertain and questions are arising about who she is with now. The latest news suggests she is heading towards a romantic relationship with Johnny Depp. Depp is also going through a divorce with wife, Amber Heard. The rumors were so incendiary that a tabloid published a quote from a supposed anonymous friend of Depp who stated, “All of Johnny’s friends are expecting things to turn romantic between him and Angelina sooner than later.”