As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, she was often overshadowed by her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight. But Jolie soon came into her own. Hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she won an Academy Award of her own, along with a reputation for being an actress of uncommon commitment and bravery. A one-time bad girl, Jolie is one of the world's best-known humanitarians, traveling the globe as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and bringing comfort to refugees in many troubled regions. The daughter of a broken home, she grew up to create her own version of a modern family, complete with adopted and biological children and a man whom she loves but feels no need to marry. Read more about her unique life in Angelina Jolie.
Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications, and currently lives in Houston, Texas