Creator / Angelina Jolie
"If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me."

Angelina Jolie, DCMG (born Angelina Jolie Voight, June 4, 1975) is an American actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.

She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award. Jolie has promoted humanitarian causes throughout the world, and is noted for her work with refugees through UNHCR. She has been cited as one of the world's most beautiful women and her off-screen life is widely reported. Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she entered a relationship with Brad Pitt in 2005; the couple married in 2014, but Jolie filed for a divorce in 2016. She and Pitt have six children: Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. She has multiple tattoos, several of which she has had removed or covered over the years, most notably her "Billy Bob" and dragon tattoos. She has also been very open and honest about her "wild child" past and her bisexuality.

She is known for her varied roles (though she does tend to be cast as strong female characters, usually Action Girls as of late) and her critically acclaimed acting, including winning an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted. Unfortunately, her incredible acting skills and charity work tend to be overshadowed by (usually false and malicious) rumours, her personal life, her estrangement from her father (they couldn't be more different politically), and, more recently, her relationship with fellow actor Brad Pitt, who she is now filing for divorce. Her career started off very quietly, with a lot of independent movies and low-popularity fare (which featured a ton of nudity and a lot of Wild Child-type parts), before a big break (in Girl, Interrupted) got her an Award nomination and mainstream credibility. Unlike many actresses, she continued to do nude work well after she hit big.

In 2011, she made her directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, a low-key drama about the Bosnian War. In 2014, she directed the World War II film Unbroken.

She has recently become highly active in efforts to end sexual violence in conflict, heading up a major summit on the issue held in London.

Filmography (as a director):

  • A Place In Time (2007)
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey (2011)
  • Unbroken (2014)
  • By the Sea (2015) (as Angelina Jolie-Pitt)
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)

Filmography: (as an actor)

Tropes concerning Angelina Jolie:

  • Action Girl: Is well-known for playing them, although it certainly isn't the only type of role she can play. Examples include Lara Croft, Jane Smith, Evelyn Salt, Fox, Maleficent, and Master Tigress.
    • The most bankable Action Girl in Hollywood history; according to Box Office Mojo, three of the top twelve highest-grossing films under its Action Heroine category are Jolie films, and the list doesn't factor in Wanted, in which Jolie had a prominent Action Girl supporting role, or Maleficent, a fantasy smash hit credited to her star power; both would place in the top-six if included and her films have only dropped down the list due to the recent success of The Hunger Games and Divergent.
  • Bi the Way: When Barbara Walters asked if Jolie was bisexual, she said "Of course. If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it's okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!".
  • Biopic: Portrayed Gia Marie Carangi in Gia.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: She's a master of this when the role requires it. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a good example.
  • Hollywood Hype Machine: A major success story. It got behind her around Girl, Interrupted and hasn't stopped since, and shows few signs of faltering.
  • Howl of Sorrow: She is very, very good at this when the role calls for it, especially in A Mighty Heart.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood history for showing her naked body in film - easily one of the most nude "mainstream" stars. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted are recent examples. Her early work adds up to the point where she has more movies where she got naked than ones where she didn't.