In 2009, Jolie received her first Oscar nomination for best actress for her role in the film.
Jolie went on to earn the lead role in the action-packed 's merits, the project nonetheless worked box office magic, earning around 0 million domestically and an additional 7 million overseas.
She has made headlines for her work to obtain aid for refugees in Cambodia, Darfur and Jordan, to name just a few.
In 2005, Jolie received the Global Humanitarian Action Award from the United Nations Association of the USA for her activism on behalf of refugee rights.
Jolie, Pitt and their children had traveled there to avoid the media frenzy that seemed to follow them wherever they went.
In March 2007, Angelina Jolie added a new member to her family.
Their contentious custody battled played out publicly with allegations that Pitt, after drinking on their private plane, had gotten “verbally abusive” and “physical” with Maddox.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI launched an investigation, but found no signs of abuse and the couple released a joint statement that they were working together to resolve their divorce. In the interview, she said by the summer of 2016, “things became difficult” in their marriage, but she defended their life together. They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals.
In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt and requested sole physical custody of their six children, sparking another Hollywood tabloid frenzy.
In 2002, Jolie adopted a son from Cambodia and named him Maddox. In 2005, Pitt filed paperwork to adopt both of Jolie's children.
The couple's first biological daughter, Shiloh, was born in Namibia in 2006.
"My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie stated.
"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." By late April 2013, Jolie added, she had completed several months of medical procedures, including a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in California. Slipping under the paparazzi radar, they quietly tied the knot in a private ceremony surrounded by their family and friends on August 23, 2014 in France.
On March 24, 2015, Jolie wrote in another article in the that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed the previous week to further lower her risk for cancer.