Angelina Jolie has received three Golden Globes as well as an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Girl, Interrupted, and also on October 12, 2005, Jolie was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA.
Before she began a career as an actress, she was a model who was signed with Finesse Model Management. She modeled in both the United States and Europe. She also appeared in numerous music videos, including those of Korn, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz, and The Rolling Stones.
Her first starring role came in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1998, she achieved a major critical success, starring in the TV film Gia, the true story of 1970-80s supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS. Jolie won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Satmifie awards, and was nominated for an Emmy.
In 1999, Angelina co-starred in The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington and won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted. Her first headlining blockbuster role came from 2001's video-game-based Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Her movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith opened in the No. 1 position at the box-office on it's release in early June 2005, providing Jolie with her first box-office success in several years. Following the success of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jolie is set to earn up to $15 million to star in the film The Good Shepherd, alongside Robert De Niro and Matt Damon.