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Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA JOLIE (Franky Cook), was most recently seen in "Taking Lives” opposite Ethan Hawke. Last year, she starred in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” and recently completed shooting "Alexander” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Colin Farrell. She is also set to star in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith” opposite Brad Pitt.

In 2002, Jolie starred in "Life or Something Like It.” In 2001, Jolie starred as "Lara Croft” in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” for director Simon West, and also starred in "Original Sin” opposite Antonio Banderas for "Gia” writer/director Michael Cristofer and producer Denise DiNovi. The previous year, Jolie was seen, along with co-stars Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall, as part of a group of car thieves committing their final heist in the smash hit "Gone in 60 Seconds” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in "Girl, Interrupted” has garnered her an Academy Award, her third Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Award, ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film, based on the true story by Susanna Kayson, was directed by James Mangold and co-starred Winona Ryder.

Prior to that, Jolie played a rookie police officer opposite Denzel Washington's veteran detective in the thriller "The Bone Collector” directed by Phillip Noyce. She also co-starred in Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin,” a black comedy about the rivalry between two air- traffic controllers, played by Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. The film "Playing by Heart” earned Jolie The National Board of Review's award for Breakthrough Performance. This character-driven drama directed by Willard Carroll weaves in and out of the lives of a group of people searching for love. The ensemble cast included Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Madeline Stowe, Ellen Burstyn, Gillian Anderson and Dennis Quaid.

The HBO film "Gia” garnered Jolie critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of a supermodel who died of AIDS. Jolie also received an Emmy nomination for her role opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's "George Wallace,” a period epic for TNT about the controversial Governor from Alabama. The film earned Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and a Cable Ace nomination for her portrayal of George Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.

Jolie also co-starred with David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton in director Andy Wilson's film "Playing God” for Touchstone and prior to that she starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame four-hour miniseries presentation "True Women,” directed by Karen Arthur, based on Janice Woods Windle's best-selling historical novel. In addition, Jolie starred in Annette Haywood-Carter's much acclaimed "Foxfire” for Samuel Goldwyn and Iain Softley's "Hackers.”

A member of the famed MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and has also studied with Jan Tarrant in New York and Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles. Currently, Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


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