Charlize Theron's profile
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tɜːron], although she has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa is [θron]. She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more "American" sound. She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period she later characterised as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.
Birth date
7th August 1975 (43)
Gender
Female
Death date
Not deceased
Birth place
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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Movies

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Monster

(2003)

as Aileen Wuornos

The Cider House Rules

(1999)

as Candy Kendall

The Devil's Advocate

(1997)

as Mary Ann Lomax

Sweet November

(2001)

as Sara

Reindeer Games

(2000)

as Ashley Mercer

15 Minutes

(2001)

as Rose Hearn

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

(2001)

as Laura Kensington

The Astronaut's Wife

(1999)

as Jillian Armacost

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

(2004)

as Britt Ekland

The Legend of Bagger Vance

(2000)

as Adele Invergordon

The Road

(2009)

as Mother

Waking Up in Reno

(2002)

as Candy Kirkendall

In the Valley of Elah

(2007)

as Detective Emily Sanders

Æon Flux

(2005)

as Æon Flux

Men of Honor

(2000)

as Gwen Sunday

Hancock

(2008)

as Mary Embrey

Trapped

(2002)

as Karen Jennings

2 Days in the Valley

(1996)

as Helga Svelgen

Celebrity

(1998)

as Supermodel

That Thing You Do!

(1996)

as Tina

The Italian Job

(2003)

as Stella Bridger

North Country

(2005)

as Josey Aimes

Mighty Joe Young

(1998)

as Jill Young

Battle in Seattle

(2008)

as Ella

The Burning Plain

(2008)

as Sylvia/Mariana

Sleepwalking

(2008)

as Joleen

Astro Boy

(2009)

as Narrator

Trial and Error

(1997)

as Billie Tyler

Head in the Clouds

(2004)

as Gilda Bessé

The Yards

(2000)

as Erica Soltz

Prometheus

(2012)

as Meredith Vickers

Young Adult

(2011)

as Mavis Gary

Snow White and the Huntsman

(2012)

as Queen Ravenna

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

(2012)

as Herself

Dark Places

(2015)

as Libby Day

A Million Ways to Die in the West

(2014)

as Anna

Gringo

(2018)

as Elaine Markinson

Force

(1970)

Flarsky

(2019)

as Charlotte Field

Wikus and Charlize

(2010)

as Charlize Theron

The Huntsman: Winter's War

(2016)

as Ravenna

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

(1995)

as Eli's Follower

Everything Nice

(1970)

as Michaela (rumored)

Mad Max: Fury Road

(2015)

as Imperator Furiosa

Kubo and the Two Strings

(2016)

as Monkey (voice)

Atomic Blonde

(2017)

as Lorraine Broughton

The Last Face

(2016)

as Dr. Wren Petersen

The Fate of the Furious

(2017)

as Cipher

Tully

(2018)

as Marlo

Hollywood Confidential

(1997)

as Sally

Take Flight

(2015)

as Herself

Atomic Blonde 2

(2020)

as Lorraine Broughton

Fair and Balanced

(1970)

as Megyn Kelly

The Addams Family

(2019)

as Morticia Addams (voice)

Monster

(2003)

East of Havana

(2006)

Everything Nice

(1970)

Gringo

(2018)

Brain on Fire

(2017)

Dark Places

(2015)

Atomic Blonde

(2017)

Tully

(2018)

Atomic Blonde 2

(2020)

Sleepwalking

(2008)

A Private War

(2018)

Flarsky

(2019)

Fair and Balanced

(1970)

TV Shows

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

(08/09/2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

(26/01/2003)

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

(04/04/1983)

The View

(11/08/1997)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

(22/07/1996)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

(25/05/1992)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

(13/09/1993)

Arrested Development

(02/11/2003)

as Rita Leeds

Arrested Development

(02/11/2003)

as Rita

Inside the Actors Studio

(01/06/1994)

This Morning

(03/10/1988)

Today

(14/01/1952)

The Early Show

(01/11/1999)

The Colbert Report

(17/10/2005)

The Academy Awards

(18/03/1953)

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

(04/01/2008)

Saturday Night Live

(11/10/1975)

as Herself

The Academy Awards

(18/03/1953)

as Charlize Theron

Rove

(22/09/1999)

as Herself

The Grand Tour

(18/11/2016)

as Herself

Chelsea

(11/05/2016)

as Herself

The Orville

(10/09/2017)

as Pria Lavesque

Hot Ones

(12/05/2015)

as Herself

The Reichen Show

(11/11/2005)

Saturday Night Live

(11/10/1975)

as Herself - Host

Girlboss

(21/04/2017)

Mindhunter

(13/10/2017)

A Life in Men

(01/01/2019)
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