In today’s film industry, it is rare that you will find a talent who still remains in touch with their roots. The fame and fortune often blind those in the realm of movies and acting, and keep them from what truly matters in life. Angelina Jolie Pitt is the shining example of what it means to have Hollywood level talent while keeping in touch with those who need the most attention.
From Humble Beginnings
Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975 to parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Her parents separated in 1976 and Jolie was primarily raised by her mother from then on. Her mother was an aspiring actress who gave up her dreams in order to raise Jolie the right way. They would often spend their time together watching movies and films, and this is what Angelia said sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the industry. At the age of 5, she was given a part on Lookin’ to Get Out which was her father’s project.
Jolie enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where she took up two years of training and started appearing in several small stage productions. As a young adolescent, Jolie became involved in a strange, damaging relationship with a boy a few years her senior. They experimented with knife-play and lived in together as early as 16 years of age. After graduating highschool, Jolie broke up with her boyfriend and continued to pursue a career in acting. Jolie’s life spun out of control soon after. She experimented with drugs, self-harmed, and was even admitted into a psychiatric facility for a nervous breakdown.
In 1993, Jolie began her professional film career when she appeared in the movie Cyborg 2. The film flopped and was a huge failure, which disappointed the young actress. Throughout the 90s, she managed to gain a few other roles in many other films which boosted her popularity. By the 2000s, she had become a worldwide sensation.
Assets and Net Worth
Angelina Jolie Pitt isn’t only known for her acting career, but also for her humanitarian work. She is beloved the world over for her genuine compassion and effort to help children in need. Jolie has been recorded saying that her children are what brought her stability after she had nearly lost herself in her 20s. Today, Jolie is said to have a net worth of up to $145 million USD, and a combined net worth of $385 million USD with her long time spouse, Brad Pitt.