Angelina Jolie and Adoption

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Jolie in April 2012


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Angelina Jolie in an American actress most known for her roles in films Changeling (2008), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Salt (2010), and Wanted (2008). In 2000, she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted (1999), and in 2014 she won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

After spending time in Cambiodia for a film, Jolie become more aware of the poverty and need in third world countries. Shortly after, she began visiting other poverty-stricken countries and then was formally appointed as A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2001.

Jolie adopted Maddox, a Cambodian boy, in 2002, then in 2005 adopted a girl named Zahara from Ethiopia. Brad Pitt and Jolie announced that they were going to have a baby together, and Jolie then gave birth to a baby girl, Shiloh, in May of 2006. Pitt and Jolie also adopted Pax, a 3-year-old Vietnamese boy.[1] In 2008, Jolie gave birth to twins, a boy named Knox and a girl named Vivienne.[2]


  1. “Angelina Jolie” International Movie Database. 2014.
  2. “The Jolie-Pitts Welcome a Son and Daughter" 2008.

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