Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt 2013.jpg
Pitt at Sydney's red carpet for World War Z premiere in 2013
Born William Bradley Pitt
December 18, 1963 (1963-12-18) (age 52)
Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Ethnicity Cherokee Native American, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Seminole Native American, Scottish, Welsh
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Aniston
(m. 2000-2005, divorced)
Angelina Jolie (m. 2014–present) «start: (2014)»"Marriage: Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Pitt)
Children 6

William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.

Early life[change | change source]

William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), a school counsellor, and William Alvin Pitt, who ran a trucking company.[1][2] The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived together with his younger siblings, Doug (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969).[3] He was born into a conservative household.[4] He was raised as Southern Baptist.[5] Pitt has described Springfield as "Mark Twain country, Jesse James country", having grown up with "a lot of hills, a lot of lakes".[6]

Career[change | change source]

Pitt's television debut came in May 1987 with a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World.[7] In 1995 Pitt won two MTV Movie Awards for his role in Interview with the Vampire. He played Tyler Durden in Fight Club. Pitt produced the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. He also played a small role in the movie.

Marriage and family[change | change source]

Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 until they divorced in 2005. Pitt then lived with Jolie. They have six children. On August 28, 2014, Pitt and Jolie married in France. In September 2016, they separated and she filed for divorce.

References[change | change source]

  1. Peyser, Andrea (2010). Celebutards. Citadel Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780806533841. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mQhjzHbUEyoC&pg=PA81&dq=%22William+Alvin+Pitt%22+trucking+company&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zxA3UsH4B6ms4AT3_YG4Cg&ved=0CFMQuwUwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22William%20Alvin%20Pitt%22%20trucking%20company&f=false.
  2. http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/film/the-business-of-being-brad/2008/12/13/1228585167094.html
  3. Chris Mundy. Slippin' around on the road with Brad Pitt. Rolling Stone. December 1, 1994.
  4. Alexander C. Kaufman, TheWrap.com agency=TheWrap.com. Brad Pitt's mother bashes Obama in local paper. The Providence (United States of America). July 6, 2012 [cited July 6, 2012].[dead link]
  5. Dotson Rader. I have faith in my family. Parade. October 7, 2007 [cited January 8, 2014].[dead link]
  6. Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2012
  7. "Brad Pitt on Another World", The Another World Home Page. Retrieved January 10, 2012.[dead link]

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