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Angelina Jolie: origin and childhood

Angelina Jolie was born in 1975 and grew up predominantly with her mother. She has a rather disturbed relationship with her father Jon Voight.

the essentials in brief

  • Angelina Jolie was born on June 4th, 1975 in Los Angeles.
  • Both her parents and her older brother are actors.
  • Jolie has a mostly disturbed relationship with her father Jon Voight.
  • As a teenager and young adult, she struggled with depression.

Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles. Her parents are actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Her older brother James Haven is also a well-known actor.

Parental education and separation

Jolie’s parents married in 1971 and had their daughter Angelina in June 1975. They separated in 1976 and Bertrand filed for divorce in 1978. After their parents separated, Angelina Jolie and her older brother James grew up with their mother.

She gave up her own acting career and moved to New York State with her children and new partner. Jolie spent very little time with her father – mostly only during school holidays.

When Angelina Jolie was eleven, the family eventually moved back to Los Angeles. She then decided to become an actress and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She was trained there for two years and appeared in several stage productions.

Jolie first attended Beverly Hills High School. However, she was teased by her classmates there because she was extremely thin and wore glasses and braces. She later switched to the Moreno Hogh School. She dropped out of acting classes and then wanted to become a funeral director.

She graduated from high school at the age of 16, rented her own apartment and returned to theater studies.

Difficult times and suicidal thoughts

As a teenager, Jolie struggled to get emotionally involved with other people. As a result, she injured herself, which she later commented publicly. She also suffered from depression and planned suicide twice – at 19 and 22 years of age.

After suffering a nervous breakdown at the age of 24, she was briefly admitted to a mental hospital.

In May 2002, Jolie adopted her first child – son Maddox – and finally found stability in her life.

Angelina Jolie and her relationship with the father

In the same year, she also deleted her family name Voight and changed her real name to Angelina Jolie. She stated that she was no longer interested in a relationship with her father. However, she did not make the exact reasons for this distancing public.

The disturbed relationship with her father began when he left the family and Jolie was not yet a year old. From then on, the time together with her father took place only sporadically and mostly in front of the press.

When the two appeared together in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, they reconciled. However, the relationship worsened again afterwards. They did not speak to each other for several years. After the death of Jolie’s mother, they finally began to rebuild their relationship.

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