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A CLOSER LOOK AT ANGELINA JOLIE
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[ October 4th 2000 ]

Born 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.

The daughter 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.

Her movie 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.

After 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.

In March 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 2001.

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