Angelina Jolie

talented

Actress, humanitarian

There's no such thing as a fleeting cause célèbre for Jolie; since joining forces with the UN's refugee agency in 2001, first as a goodwill ambassador and now as special envoy, she's undertaken 50 field missions to countries including Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan. Her decision to explain her preemptive double mastectomy in a New York Times editorial, though controversial in some health circles, underscored her willingness to foster hard conversations by taking a public stand. "Angelina Jolie represents a new type of leadership in the 21st century," says U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague, who has worked with Jolie on efforts to end a plague of rape in war-torn regions. "Her strength lies in the fact that she is able to influence governments and move public opinion at the same time." That Jolie chooses to use her global influence to highlight neglected human rights and humanitarian issues, adds Hague, "is in keeping with the finest traditions of leadership." Angenlina Jolie is 38 years old. Angelina Jolie, DCMG, is an American actress and filmmaker. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Born: June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA.

personal information

Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's leading actresses, known for movies like Changeling and Salt as much as she is for her relationship with actor Brad Pitt. Her full name Is Angelina Jolie Voight.

quotes

“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.”

“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

—Angelina Jolie



“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

—Angelina Jolie