Angelina Jolie has faced many hardships in her life, and as an A-list actress for many years, her troubles have largely been on full display in the public eye.

Success comes early

Angelina Jolie was born in 1975 in Los Angeles, California. She spent most of her childhood in New York before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 11. Angelina Jolie studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Theater for 2 years, then studied drama at the University. New York.

In the 1990s, Angelina Jolie became a star in the drama Gia (1998), based on the short, tragic life of model Gia Marie Carangi, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. the best main. With Girl, Interrupted (1999), Angelina Jolie won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2008, Angelina Jolie starred in the film Changeling as a mother investigating the disappearance and unusual reappearance of her son. The role brought her first Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category. Angelina Jolie also took on the iconic villain role in Maleficent (2014). In 2020, she also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thena in The Eternals: Immortal Race (November 2021).

Unbelievable salary

Angelina Jolie began to hone her profession as a director. She debuted as a feature-length film director with the film In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011). Next was Unbroken (2014), based on a real character about Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s journey of survival in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, grossing more than 163 million USD worldwide.

In 2016, Jolie directed and co-starred with Brad Pitt in the art film By the Sea. The film is a slow-paced story set in the 1970s in the Mediterranean about a couple and the tensions in their relationship.

With outstanding charisma and talent, filmmakers do not hesitate to pay generous salaries to female stars. According to IMDB, Angelina Jolie earns about 20 million USD per movie. In 2020, Jolie was on Forbes’ list of the top 10 highest-paid actresses. The Maleficent star ranked 6th on the list with an income of 22.5 million USD.

According to Variety, last year Angie earned 33 million USD, making it into the top 10 richest stars in the world. Jolie’s net worth is estimated at $120 million.

Volunteer star

More than countless on-screen accolades, however, Angelina Jolie seems to have found true fulfillment in a completely different area of her life – humanitarianism. There are few actresses who support charitable causes as wholeheartedly as star Maleficent, with women’s rights, conservation, immigrant children, education and human rights all on the radar of her philanthropic efforts. her since becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2001.

It was the experience of filming in Cambodia and adopting Maddox that sparked Jolie’s interest in humanitarian causes. Angelina Jolie contacted UNHCR upon returning to the United States and quickly became an ambassador for the organization. Soon after, with her celebrity influence, the actress began visiting refugee camps around the world, drawing attention to the plight of the people there.

Life is full of changes

Angelina Jolie’s parents are American actor Jon Voight and screen beauty Marcheline Bertrand. However, she is estranged from her father Voight, who abandoned the family when he was just 1 year old. Despite this, throughout her tumultuous childhood, Angelina Jolie rarely showed any real inclination towards acting.

Angelina Jolie’s childhood turned out to be equally difficult. She attended Beverly Hills High School but felt isolated at this wealthy school because her mother had to work for a more modest income. After being bullied a lot, the actress dropped out of school at age 14 and returned to complete her degree two years later. Jolie’s early attempts at modeling – at her mother’s urging – also ended in failure.

At age 20, Angelina Jolie tried “every drug possible,” including heroin. She also admitted that she had suffered from depression, self-harmed and had suicidal thoughts. However, overcoming those difficulties, Angelina Jolie tried to start her fledgling on-screen career.

Her first marriage to British actor and Hackers co-star Jonny Lee Miller lasted only three years. Her second marriage to actor Billy Bob Thornton was similarly long-lasting.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met while filming Mr. &Mrs. Smith (2004). At the time Pitt was married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, and his affair with Jolie led to their divorce. The incident led to a scandal in Hollywood and dominated the tabloids for years. Known as “Brangelina”, Jolie and Pitt became Hollywood’s most sought-after couple. They got married on August 23, 2014 in France and filed for divorce 2 years later.

In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and requested custody of their six children. The controversial custody battle took place publicly with allegations that Pitt was capable of child abuse.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in May 2021 temporarily divided victory and defeat in the custody battle when judge John Ouderkirk ruled that the actor would share custody of the child with his ex-wife. However, this result was reversed on July 23 when a three-judge panel disqualified John Ouderkirk on the grounds of violating “ethical obligations”. The couple’s process of gaining the right to share custody of their children will be lengthy, promising that the legal battle will not be simple.