Angelina Jolie Turns Spotlight On Syria

Jolie meets with refugees on the Jordanian border minutes after they crossed from Syria on Tuesday in Amman, Jordan. With shelling clearly audible and visible across the border in Syria, some 200 refugees made the dangerous crossing under cover of night.

Jordan’s Za’atri refugee camp, which Jolie visited to mark Thursday’s World Refugee Day , was built to house 20,000 refugees but now has more than 120,000. CNN inside Syria: Smoldering ruins Known for her humanitarian works and action movies, Angelina Jolie is an actress who has been in the spotlight since she was a child. Here’s a look at her life. Jolie, center, hugs her father, Jon Voight, in Los Angeles in 1980. Her brother, James, is at left. Jolie, then 15, poses for a photo in January 1991. Jolie and Jon Voight are seen in an undated photo. Jolie attends an event in New York City, circa 1998. Jolie appears at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in January 2000. She won the award for best supporting actress for her role in “Girl, Interrupted.” Jolie and her husband at the time, Billy Bob Thornton, appear at the premiere of her film “Gone in 60 Seconds” in Los Angeles in June 2000. They divorced in 2003. Jolie and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, are photographed at the premiere of Jolie’s film “Original Sin” in Hollywood in July 2001. Bertrand died in January 2007 of ovarian cancer. Jolie distributes balls to the children at the Tham Hin refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border in May 2002. She is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees.

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