12 Things You Didn’t Know About Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Voight, more commonly known as Angelina Jolie, is an A-list actress and director, who more recently is better known for her worldwide humanitarian efforts. As one of the world’s highest paid actresses, Jolie has been incredibly successful and involved in some big projects like the Tomb Raider franchise and Girl, Interrupted. She’s won numerous awards including one Oscar, 3 Golden Globe Awards and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her high-profile marriage to Brad Pitt has kept her under a bright spotlight and she’s also been followed closely for her extensive work as a philanthropist. As a child who grew up in Hollywood with famous parents, not much is unknown about Angelina Jolie, but we found a 12 things that most people don’t know about gorgeous actress turned humanitarian:
12. Family Life
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 to actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. She has one sibling, a brother named James Haven. Her parents separated in 1976 and both she and her brother lived with their mother full time. Surprisingly, Jolie didn’t grow up wanting to be an actress. At one point she dropped out of acting school to pursue a career as a funeral director. She didn’t return to acting until she had her first major break up at the age of 16. The break-up affected her deeply because she was living with the boyfriend at the time under her mother’s roof. Jolie then grew up to have an extremely strained relationship with her father because of his infidelity. She legally dropped the name “Voight” in 2002, but in 2007, after her mother’s death, they finally reconciled.
11. She’s a Stunt Woman
Unlike most actors/actresses, Jolie loves doing her own stunts, which is totally badass. One of her most famous roles to date is as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. While making those films she performed nearly 80 percent of her stunts. During the making of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the production team had to come up with a special gun that could be easily reloaded by a left-handed Jolie.