Angelina Jolie Hires Teen Daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt as Her Assistant on Broadway

Angelina Jolie will be assisted by daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt for her role as a lead producer on the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of The Outsiders.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Aug 16, 2023 12:07 AMTags
Watch: Angelina Jolie's Son Maddox Is All Grown-Up in RARE Public Outing

Angelina Jolie is fostering her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt's love for art.

As the actress prepares to produce the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of The Outsiders, she hired a special person as her volunteer assistant on the project—her 15-year-old daughter.

"Viv reminds me of my mother in that she isn't focused on being the center of attention but in being a support to other creatives," Angelina told E! News in a statement, referring her late mom Marcheline Bertrand. "She's very thoughtful and serious about theatre and working hard to best understand how to contribute."

In fact, Angelina has enjoyed theater outings with Vivienne since the 15-year-old was a little girl. Earlier this year, the duo stepped out for a mother-daughter date at the musical adaptation of The Outsiders at the La Jolla Playhouse.

"I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production," Angelina said in a statement to Deadline. "I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where I realized my first love, as a performer, was the theatre. I had not found a way back until now. I hope to be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team, who I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at La Jolla Playhouse."

Angelina Jolie Through the Years

After meeting S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders, Angelina was inspired to join the production as a producer.

"Angelina is excited about this new venture," a source close to the Girl, Interrupted star said. "She believes this is a musical for all ages, but particularly resonates with young people. So she wants to ensure the team is listening and working with young people every step of the way, and that their voices are leading in bringing this production to life on Broadway."

In addition to Vivienne, Angelina shares five more children with ex Brad Pitt: Maddox, 22, Pax, 19; Zahara, 18; Shiloh, 17; and Knox, 15. While Angelina often keeps her family away from the public eye, the Oscar winner was accompanied by her eldest child in April for a state dinner at the White House.

Mike Marsland/WireImage

And this past year, Angelina also became the mother of a Spelman College student when Zahara enrolled at the school.

"Zahara with her Spelman sisters!" the 48-year-old wrote on Instagram last July. "Congratulations to all new students starting this year. A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl."

Keep reading to see Angelina and Brad's children grow up throughout the years.

Eternally Adorable

The actress brings MaddoxZaharaShiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox to the U.K. premiere of Eternals in 2021.

All Grown Up!

Jolie brought kids Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox to the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. How cute is this photo?


In early October 2019, Angelina reunited with son Maddox at the Maleficent premiere in Japan, two months after she dropped him off at college. Zahara also joined the duo at the movie event, where the trio posed for photos on the red carpet.

Sharing a Laugh

LOL! The trio had a sweet moment together on the red carpet in Rome.

Family Time

The actress brings Shiloh and Zahara to the 2018 Annie Awards, where the movie she co-produced, The Breadwinner, wins Best Animated Feature-Independent.

Premiere Ready

The actress brings Shiloh and Zahara to the premiere of the animated movie The Breadwinner.

Festival Family

Jolie and MaddoxPaxZaharaShilohKnox and Vivienne appear at the premiere of First They Killed My Father at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Mom and the Boys

Jolie and sons Maddox and Pax appear at the premiere of First They Killed My Father at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto Premiere No. 2

The actress brings ZaharaShiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox to the premiere of The Breadwinner at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

New York Night Out

Jolie appears with the kids at the premiere of First They Killed My Father in New York City.

Mom's Little Movie Stars

The January 2016 premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 turned out to be a a real family affair!

Humanitarian in Training

Angelina, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, brought Shiloh along to this June 2015 meeting in Turkey.

Life in the Fast Lane

Brad and Knox attended the the MotoGP British Grand Prix race at Silverstone ahead of the release of the 2015 documentary Hitting The Apex.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Brad made sure his mini-me's ears were protected from the loud engines!

Black Tie Affair

Pax, Shiloh and Maddox all dressed up for the 2014 premiere of Unbroken, which was directed by their mom.

Kids' Choice Awards

Zahara and Shiloh were Angelina's very special dates to the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Top Mom

The kids were beyond excited when Angelina won the award for Best Villain for her role in Maleficent

On His Own

Brad and Angelina's oldest son posed for a few photos solo at the 2014 premiere if Maleficent

Oldest Sibling Perk

Maddox got to join his parents at the 2013 Governors Awards, where mom Angelina was honored for her dedication to humanitarian causes around the world with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

World War Z

Maddox and Pax joined their parents at the 2013 premiere of Brad's zombie flick.

Game Time

In January 2010, Maddox and Brad watched as the New Orleans Saints played the Arizona Cardinals. 

Dressed to Impress

Maddox held his own alongside Brad and Angelina at the 2009 premiere of Invictus.

NEXT GALLERY: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's romance rewind

For the latest breaking news updates, click here to download the E! News App