People We Love: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a wonderful mother, actress, filmmaker, philanthropist and a humanitarian. She has received many accolades for her work both offscreen and onscreen including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been named Hollywood’s highest paid actress many times.

She made her screen debut in 1982 alongside her Father John Voight, in Looking to Get Out. Her first leading role was in Hackers which was released in 1995. She also starred in critically acclaimed movies like George Wallace in 1997 and her portrayal in 1998 of one of America’s first super models Gia Marie Carangi. Her first Academy Award was for Best Supporting Actress in the 1999 movie Girl Interrupted.

She graces our People We Love because we are so proud of her achievements and despite the setbacks she continues to help humanity with grace and humility.

Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women’s rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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