Brad Pitt | Biography
Labeled as one of the sexiest and attractive men of the world, Brad Pitt is a Hollywood actor. He has been contributing the film industry as an actor as well as a producer since past 27 years. He is a successful actor who has won the hearts of many people through his amazing acting talent. Till date he has appeared in more than 60 films and television, most of which were critical success. He was born on 18th December, 1963 in Oklahoma, America. Although his full name is William Bradley Pitt, he is acknowledged as Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt was born as one of the three children to William Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta. His mother, Jane Etta worked as a school counselor while his father, William Alvin Pitt owned a truck dealing company. He has a younger brother named Doug and a younger sister named Julie Neal, with whom he had spent most of his childhood years in Springfield. In 2000, at the age of 36, he got married to one of the prominent Hollywood actresses, Jennifer Aniston. Brad and Jennifer were in relationship for nearly two years before they married privately in Malibu. However, their marriage ended in 2005 after their divorce got finalized. Before marrying Jennifer, he was romantically linked with actress Gwyneth Paltrow for about three years. He was engaged with Paltrow but they separated before marriage. Soon after getting divorced with Jennifer, he began dating another prominent actress, Angelina Jolie. After dating for more than 7 years, the couple announced that they were getting engaged in 2012. Before they were engaged, Angelina gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Shiloh Nouvel in 2006. On 12th July, 2008, she gave birth to twins, a boy named Knox Leon and a girl named Vivienne Marcheline. Brad and Angelina are parents to three more adopted children, Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien and Zahara Marley.
Brad was a brilliant student of the Kickapoo High School. He was member of various clubs and teams of the school like tennis, golf, swimming, music, debate and forensics. After graduating from his high school, he joined Missouri School of Journalism under University of Missouri in 1982. Just before two weeks of his graduation, he decided to leave the university to pursue his career in acting. He commuted to Los Angeles where he began attending acting classes under Roy London. Before he started working as a professional actor, he earned his living by driving limos for strippers, moving loads and promoting el Pollo Loco. Brad began his acting career in 1987 by playing minor and uncredited roles in movies such as Less Than Zero, No way Out and No Man’s Land. The same year, he made his first television appearance by portraying the role of Chris in Another World. Brad continued making brief and minor appearances in various movies and television series until he appeared as J.D. in 1991’s movie, Thelma & Louise. The film role helped him in earning fame as well as other major film roles. He has appeared in other hit movies like Seven, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, The Curios Case of Benjamin Button, The Departed, 12 Years of Slave, Moneyball, World War Z, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Troy, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13. He was nominated four times for an Oscar, one of which he won for 12 Years of Slave. Similarly, he has won other prestigious awards like Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, Black Reel and many more various movies he has starred. A successful and famed actor, Brad has estimated net worth of 240 million dollars.
Brad is an established actor for whom acting is not only a profession but also his passion. Besides acting, he also likes spending time in various sports like golf, tennis, swimming and basketball. He likes exploring new places too. In addition, he is also an active supporter of numerous charities. Jolie-Pitt Foundation, UNICEF, World Food Program, Cure Autism Now, Global Green, Make Poverty History, etc are few names of charities he supports. He also funds various organizations which are established with motive of helping people who are victims of cancer, HIV/AIDS, hunger, poverty, rape/sexual abuse, slavery, etc.
Brad Pitt has more than 25 years of work experience in the field of acting. In these years, he has won the hearts of millions of people. It was not that easy for Brad to be in the position he is now. He is considered as an idol by many of his fans for his career history teaches us that nothing in this world comes easy.