What to Know About Angelina Jolie’s Famous Parents
Angelina Jolie might be one of the most famous actors in the world, but some of her younger fans might not know that the star is actually a nepo baby. The 48-year-old activist’s dad is actor Jon Voight, 84, and her mom is the actor Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 at 56. Jolie’s parents were married from 1971 to 1980 and also welcomed her brother, James Haven. They separated when Jolie was 1.
After Voight and Bertrand split, Jolie and Haven lived primarily with their mom, who raised both kids in both New York and California. Though Jolie was close with her mom, she has had a more tense and difficult relationship with her dad, and there have been times when she and Voight have been publicly estranged.
“I grew up with my mom and my brother. [My father] was around occasionally for holidays or birthdays, and we had bits of time,” Jolie told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2003 of their relationship. “There are pictures of me with him because his bits of time with me tended to be in front of the press.” However, she’s since said that they have a better relationship and he’s been a good grandfather to her six kids.
Jolie actually reflected on her nepo baby status, in a way, in a 1999 interview with Rolling Stone. When asked about following her dad into the industry, she said, “I think it’s probably healthy not to put too much thought into that. It’s an interesting thing, because I think we speak to each other a lot through our work.” She said that she thought when he watched her in films he understood her better, the same way she felt like she understood him better after watching him onscreen.
Read on for what to know about Jolie’s parents and her relationships with them.