With her long legs, ample bee-stung lips and striking deep-set blue eyes. Angelina Jolie may have been destined for screen stardom even without the benefit of talent or family name –both of which are considerable-but these atributes didn´t hurt.
“Just look at that beautiful face and all the intelligence that it has and all the passion. It´s quite extraordinary,“ says actor Jon Voight, who, admittedly, is not the most unbiased observer, considering that the Oscar-wining actor is Jolie´s father.
Angelina Jolie Voight was born in Las Vegas in june 1975.She began studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute at age 11, but had already made her screen debut as a tyke in a bit part in the Hal Ashby-directed comedy.
Jolie struck out on her own at age 16, finding work as a profesional model and appearing in a handful of music videos (for the likes of Leny Kravitz and Rolling Stones), and entering film studies at New York University.She ewentually gravitated back to acting in a more formalized setting, joining the Met Group in Los Angeles, where she studied alongside esteemed actors Ed Harris and Holly Hunter.“I didn´t know exactly what I wanted, but I knew I could know,“the actress told Mr.Showbiz about her rekindled interest in theatrics.“I loved some kind of expression....I want so much to try to explain things to somebody...I´m very good at trying to explore different emotions and listen to people and feel things.That is an actor, I think.“Jolie´s real screen debut, thought, came in Cyborg II:Glass Shadows a better than average direct-to-video sci-fi action in which she played a heroic human-machine hybrid.
Jolie landed her first starring role in the 1995 cyber-thriller Hackers. Though the film met with a generally poor reception, Jolie earned praise for her performance; she also fell in love with co-star Jonny Lee Miller. At the couple’s wedding ceremony in March 1996, the unconventional bride wore black rubber pants and a shirt on which she had written the groom’s name in her own blood. Jolie and Miller separated less than a year later; they were divorced in 1999.
Over the next several years, Jolie’s reputation as Hollywood’s newest “bad girl” grew steadily, even as a number of highly acclaimed performances established her as a talented A-list actress. In 1997, she earned an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for her supporting turn in the TNT biopic George Wallace, starring Gary Sinise.
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