Angelina Jolie is an American film actress, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award.
After appearing as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film “Lookin’ to Get Ou”t, Jolie’s acting career began in earnest a decade later with the low budget production “Cyborg 2” (1993) and she played her first leading role in a major film in “Hackers” (1995). She appeared in the critically acclaimed biographical films “George Wallace” (1997) and “Gia” (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama “Girl, Interrupted” (1999). She achieved international fame as a result of her portrayal of videogame heroine “Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001), and since then has established herself as one of the best known actresses in Hollywood. She had her biggest commercial success with the action-comedy “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005).
Jolie has also promoted humanitarian causes throughout the world, and is noted for her work with refugees through UNHCR.