Angelina Jolie

An amazing actress and humanitarian

All About Angelina

Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 1975. She began acting at a young age and in her early teens, began studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre. What makes Jolie so important is her humanitarian efforts. She was made a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency in 2001. Married to actor Brad Pitt, Jolie adopted a son from Cambodia and named him Maddox. Three years later, she adopted her daughter Zahara. The couples first biological daughter, Shiloh, was born in the African country of Namibia. Later, Jolie added a new member of the family. She adopted a three year old boy from a Vietnamese orphanage and named him Pax Thein. Jolie then gave birth to twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. After Jolies mother died later on in her life from ovarian cancer, 37 year old Jolie announced in a New York Times article titled "My Medical Choice" that she underwent a double mastectomy in an effort to prevent breast cancer in the future. The actress said she decided to undergo the surgery after learning that she carries a gene known as BRCA1, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. Since 2001, Jolie has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 20 countries, and most recently visited earthquake victims in Haiti on her latest trip to help survivors of natural disaster. Jolie shows great amounts of selflessness and bravery for helping many others before herself, even taking children into her own home to give them a better life.
As said before, Angelina Jolie expresses many leadership traits such as selflessness and bravery. I too have had to use these traits in my life. For example, I've had to be selfless many times when sharing with my siblings, or other people in general. Jolie is also very generous and I've had generosity cross my path many times too when I've had to share things, but I couldn't really be as generous as Jolie. As I get older, these traits will come in very handy when raising a family and making choices for where I want to go with my life. I personally feel that Jolie has expressed more selflessness than anything. She has taken in children from other countries into her own home and given them a much better life. I would love to follow Jolie's life path because she has earned great honor and respect for so many people, and she always goes out of her way to make others happy.
On a more broad topic, I think that all leaders should demonstrate not all, but most of the leadership traits they can. It's almost "the more the merrier." If a leader demonstrates more traits, the leader will simple have more reasons to be respected by many people. Although Jolie doesn't show every trait, she is still respected in many ways because of all the characteristics of a good leader she shows. So I also believe that a few traits can go a long way. A good leader can show honesty, respect towards others, selflessness, bravery, optimism, and all of the other traits that could fall under these traits.
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