Angelina Jolie

On this date in 1975, Angelina Jolie (née Angelina Jolie Voight) was born in Los Angeles to actor Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She majored in film at New York University, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as a youth. Angelina Jolie has been in almost 40 films to date, including an oscar-winning performance in "Girl, Interrupted" (1999). Other critically acclaimed and box office hits include: "Beyond Borders" (2003), "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001, sequel 2003), "Changeling" (2008) and "A Mighty Heart" (2007). Jolie has gained a reputation as a bold and controversial actress, especially for her roles in "Foxfire" (1996) and "Gia" (1998). Jolie serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has traveled extensively to war-torn, impoverished countries including Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Pakistan. She has children with partner Brad Pitt, also a freethinker.

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