Born in Glasgow, Scotland, James McAvoy did not dream of becoming an actor. The son of a psychiatric nurse and a builder, at the age of seven he and his sister, Joy, went to live with his maternal grandparents when his parents divorced. Though he saw his mother periodically, his father was out of the picture from that point on.
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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman studied acting at Los Angeles City College after a five-year stint in the Air Force. A true Renaissance man, he has done it all, from Broadway to children's television, soap operas and finally, starring roles in big budget features.
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Growing up in Los Angeles, Jolie was no stranger to the film industry being the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight. Since Voight separated from Jolie's mother when Jolie was one, she claims it was her mother, former actress Marcheline Bertrand who influenced her.
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