Saturday, January 4, 2014

Angelina Jolie - Biography of Famous Hollywood Actress & Celebrity Angelina Jolie, Photos, Facts, News

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie (full name Angelina Jolie Voight) was born on 4 June, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a famous American actress and a former model.

Biography and Career :

She is known for her exotic looks, her tumultuous off-screen life and her humanitarian work with refugees.

Regarding her family, Angelina Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand and sister of James Haven. She is also niece of Chip Taylor and the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. Her grandparents were French-Canadian and her paternal-grandfather was from Czechoslovakia. Thus, she is of Czech and English descent on her father's side and of French-Canadian and Iroquois on her mother's.

As a teenager , she dreamed of becoming a funeral director. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute from the age of 11, later attending Beverly Hills High School. Though Angelina Jolie enrolled at the film school at New York University after finishing "Gia", she did not complete her studies.

She has been long estranged from her father, blaming his infidelity for the break-up of the family , though a reconciliation was attempted by his appearing with her in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider". In 2004, Angelina Jolie indicated that she was no longer interested in pursuing a relationship with her father, but that she did not hate him because she realised that "...we only have so much energy in this life". Soon afterwards, he claimed that she has "serious emotional problems" while she legally dropped Voight as her last name and took "Angelina Jolie" as new legal name.

Before Angelina Jolie began a career as an actress, she was a model.

Her first starring role came in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1998 Angelina Jolie achieved a major critical success, starring in the TV film "Gia", the true story of 1970-80s supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS. She won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Satmifie awards and was nominated for an Emmy.

She had roles in several box-office flops until 1999, when she co-starred in "The Bone Collector" with Denzel Washington and won an Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted". Beside the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the latter movie also brought three Golden Globes. Her first healding blockbuster role came from "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider".

Several of her subsequent films, such as "Life or Something Like It", "Alexander" and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" were box-office disappointments, although Jolie herself usually received good notices. She did provide the voice of Lola in the successful animated film "Shark Tale".

Jolie quickly became one of Hollywood's most "in-demand" actresses. Following the success of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005), she was set to earn up to $15 million to star in the film "The Good Shepherd" (2006).

Apart from her acting and humanitarian endeavours, Jolie has worked as a professional model in London, New York and Los Angeles and appeared in numerous music videos, including those of Korn, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz, and The Rolling Stones.

As for her private life, after divorcing from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie has a wonderfull life with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has captured worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and a biological child, Shiloh.

Trivia :
- Height: 5'7"/170 cm
- She has a private pilot and Airbase single engine land civilian pilot's license.
- She has a fondness for Liverpool Football Club because her son Maddox "only wants to play for Liverpool".
- She was named the world's sexiest woman in Swedish magazine Cafe.
- "Jolie" means "pretty" in French.
- She is the goddaughter of actress Jacqueline Bisset.
- She graduated from Beverly Hills High School at age 16.
- She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
- She and her brother, to whom she is very close, publicly spoke out to deny false rumors that the two were having an incestuous love affair. [2000]
- She had childhood dream of becoming a funeral director.
- She and Brad Pitt welcomed daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27, 2006 in Namibia, Africa.
- Her mother is Marcheline Bertrand and her father, Jon Voight.
- She majored in film at New York University.
- She collects knives and has an interest in mortuary science.
- The government in Namibia is offering citizenship to her new daughter.
- She has tattoos of the coordinates representing the locations where she adopted Maddox and Zahara on her left arm, which cover up the Billy Bob Thornton tattoo (June 2006).


Angelina Jolie Dates :
  • Jenny Shimizu (1994 - 1995)
  • Jonny Lee Miller (1996 - 1999)
  • Timothy Hutton (1998 - 1999)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (2000 - 2003)
  • Colin Farrel (2003 - 2004)
  • Brad Pitt (2005 - )
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Biography, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

Howard Stern may be the king of all media, but Winfrey is definitely the queen. This talk-show host/actress/magazine publisher/Broadway and Hollywood producer/studio mogul/philanthropist is consistently cited as one of the entertainment industry's most powerful people. Winfrey worked as a news anchor in Nashville and Baltimore before becoming the host of Chicago's morning talk show in 1984. She was so popular that the series was renamed in her honor and became a national hit in syndication in 1986. Oprah quickly became a household name, a wildly successful yet still accessible woman who struggled with her weight and talked about surviving sexual abuse. Every year, Winfrey seemed to tackle a new business venture, rarely making any missteps, and winning a multitude of awards for her efforts. Although the couple never married, she has dated Stedman Graham for decades. 

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