Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out.
Her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2, followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers.
She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace and Gia, and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted.
Jolie's starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider established her as a leading Hollywood actress.
She continued her successful action-star career with Mr. & Mrs.
Smith, Wanted, and Salt, and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart and Changeling, which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Beginning in the 2010s, she expanded her career by directing and producing the wartime dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken.