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Earlier this year, Academy Award® and three-time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA JOLIE (Grendel's Mother) starred opposite Dan Futterman in the searing story of Marianne and Daniel Pearl, "A Mighty Heart.” Prior to that, she starred opposite Matt Damon in "The Good Shepherd” directed by Robert DeNiro and with Brad Pitt in the action-comedy-romance "Mr. & Mrs. Smith” for director Doug Liman. In 2004, she starred in Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander” with Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer and Anthony Hopkins, as well as the action/adventure "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” with Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. She also lent her voice to the animated feature "Shark Tale” along with Will Smith, Jack Black and Robert De Niro and starred in the thriller "Taking Lives” with Ethan Hawke.

Jolie reprised the lead role in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” in 2003, and starred in the drama "Beyond Borders.” She starred in the romantic comedy "Life Or Something Like It” in 2002. Her work in 2001 includes Simon West's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” as well as "Original Sin” opposite Antonio Banderas. In 2000, Jolie, Nic Cage and Robert Duvall starred in "Gone in 60 Seconds” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in "Girl, Interrupted” brought her an Academy Award®, her third Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Award and Best Supporting Actress awards from ShoWest and the Screen Actors Guild.

Prior to that, Jolie portrayed 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' with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. Jolie won the National Board of Review's Award for Breakthrough Performance for "Playing by Heart,” a character-driven drama directed by Willard Carroll and starring Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands and Ellen Burstyn.

With the HBO film "Gia,” Jolie won critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the supermodel who died from AIDS complications. She earned her first Emmy nomination for her work opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's "George Wallace,” about the controversial Alabama governor. The film brought Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and Cable Ace nomination for her portrayal of Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.

A member of the 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.

On August 27, 2001, Jolie was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), accepting the responsibility of meeting with and advocating for the protection of refugees on five continents.


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