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Celebrity Ancestry: Hollywood Star Angelina Jolie's Ethnicity, Nationality, Mother & Father's Race & Family Background — 342,000 Ask Google

OUR DESIRE to know everything about stars like Angelina Jolie can now be measured via Google's stats. Her ethnicity, nationality and parents background are just some the many searches about her. By Ben Arogundade. Sept. 20, 2019.

ETHNICITY IN CLOSE-UP: As Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's popularity has expanded, so has the number of Internet searches about her nationality, mother and father's race heritage and family background.

SHE IS OFTEN CITED AS the world’s most beautiful woman, and the sexiest woman alive, but these days, Hollywood actress, director and special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, Angelina Jolie proves to be so much more than this. As she moves further and further towards philanthropy and politics, public interest in her and the contents of her life continue to expand. One way that the intensity of this interest can be measured is through online searches about the 44-year-old actress and star of the movies ‘Maleficent’, ‘Changeling’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Girl, Interrupted’.


Each month Google collate and publish details of all global Internet searches across its platform, and its numbers reveal some interesting facts about what Angelina Jolie’s fans and followers want to know about her. Firstly, the name “Angelina Jolie” is searched almost 3.5 million times per month. Simultaneously, some of the most intense search queries are about her ethnicity and family. Approximately 3,000 people Google the terms, “Angelina Jolie ethnicity, nationality, race, background”, while a further 26,000 search the terms, “Angelina Jolie parents, family, mother, father”, each month. The total number of searches about the celebrity's background and ethnicity adds up to over 342,000 per year.


The Hollywood star was born Angelina Jolie Voight, on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles California. Her father is American actor Jon Voight, while her mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand, was an actor and producer. Voight’s ethnic ancestry is part-German and part-Eastern European (Hungary and former Czechoslovakia), while Angelina’s mother -— who died of ovarian and breast cancer in 2007 — was of French Canadian, Dutch and German heritage. She also possessed part-Native American (Iroquois) ethnicity through her father’s ancestral line. Like many other Hollywood stars such as Zoe Saldana and Rosario Dawson, Angelina’s beauty derives from a complex multi-ethnic mix that spans centuries.


Jolie’s mother was 20 years old when she met and married Voight — then a 32-year-old Oscar-winner — but the couple separated when Angelina was six months old, after which she lived with her mother and brother Jamie in Los Angeles. Her mother gave up acting to raise her two children, and the family lived in a series of rented apartments in New York. When Jolie was eleven, Bertrand moved back to L.A., where Angie and Jamie attended Beverly Hills High School.

Jolie, who had been studying acting since the age of 11, got her big break in the late 1990s with the films The Bone Collector and Girl, Interrupted, which catapulted her into the Hollywood limelight, where she has been ever since.

In September 2016 her experience as the child of a divorced couple was brought to bear on her own family when she announced her divorce from actor Brad Pitt, with whom she has six children.

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MOTHER, FATHER & ME: (From the top); Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie as a baby, with her late mother, Marcheline, who was of part-Native American and European ethnicity; Jolie and her mother in her later years; Angelina and her father, Oscar-winning actor John Voight, who is of German and Slovak ancestry



The number of people worldwide who Google the terms, “Angelina Jolie ethnicity, nationality, race, background,” each month.


The number of people worldwide who Google the terms, “Angelina Jolie parents, family, mother, father,” each month.

*All figures for “Angelina Jolie’s Ethnicity & Background - According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.


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