A CLOSER LOOK
AT ANGELINA JOLIE
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[ October 4th 2000 ]
on June 04, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA, model turned
actress Angelina Jolie has seen herself projected
across the many theatre screens around the world.
Enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theater Institute at
the age of eleven and attending the New York University
where she studied film, Jolie made her stage debut
as a German dominatrix in Room Service even though
as a child she wanted to become a funeral director.
of Oscar Winner Jon Voight and actress and model
mother Marcheline Bertrand, Angelina grew up in
California while her family remained on the East
Coast following the breakup of their marriage.
Following her training at Lee Strasberg Theater,
Angelina pursued a professional modelling career
in London, New York and LA, starring in music
videos by Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz
and also in screen productions directed by her
brother James Haven.
career took off after landing the role of Kate
in the 1995 production of hackers, a group of
teenagers with itchy fingers and more than a healthy
curiosity in the computer security related world
of electronic communication. Jolie went on to
marry her co-star Jonny Lee Miller although their
partnership lasted only a short while.
a string of Golden Globe awards and an Emmy nomination,
Angelina finally struck gold at the 2000 Oscar
ceremony, winning an Academy Award for best supporting
actress in the 1997 movie Girl, Interrupted, directed
by James Mangold and based on the book by Susanna
Kaysen. Girl Interrupted was the story of a group
of mentally disturbed patients residing in a New
England psychiatric hospital.
2000, Angelina Jolie married Hollywood actor Billy
Bob Thornton at the Little Church of the West
in Las Vegas, Nevada before flying to Pinewood
Studios to begin filming the Simon West action
movie Tomb Raider, based on the computer babe
Lara Croft, created by Core Design and Eidos Interactive.
Tomb Raider The Movie is due for release Summer