Charlize Theron

Actress / Model (person) / Film Producer / Television Actress / Film Actress / Voice Actress | * 08/07/1975 (45) | Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Charlize Theron ( shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis ˈtrɔn]; born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, Theron is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear and Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Charlize Theron

Academy Award for Best Actress Saturn Award for Best Actress 2x Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Charlize Theron as Actress(60)

as Cipher2021 F9
as Andromache of Scythia / Andy2020 The Old Guard
as Lorraine Broughton2020 Atomic Blonde 2
as Morticia Addams (voice)2019 The Addams Family
as Charlotte Field2019 Long Shot
as Megyn Kelly2019 Bombshell
as Michaela (rumored)2019 Everything Nice
2019 Force
as Elaine Markinson2018 Gringo
as Marlo Moreau2018 Tully
as Lorraine Broughton2017 Atomic Blonde
as Dr. Wren Petersen2017 The Last Face
as Queen Ravenna2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War
as Mother/Monkey (voices)2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
as Libby Day2015 Dark Places
as Imperator Furiosa2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
as Meredith Vickers2012 Prometheus
as Queen Ravenna2012 Snow White and the Huntsman
as Mavis Gary2011 Young Adult
as herself2010 Wikus and Charlize
as Mother2009 The Road
as Narrator2009 Astro Boy
as Mary Embrey2008 Hancock
as Sylvia / Mariana2008 The Burning Plain
as Joleen2008 Sleepwalking
as Ella2007 Battle in Seattle
as Detective Emily Sanders2007 In the Valley of Elah
as Josey Aimes2005 North Country
as Æon Flux2005 Æon Flux
as Gilda Bessé2004 Head in the Clouds
as Stella Bridger2003 The Italian Job
as Aileen Wuornos2003 Monster
as Karen Jennings2002 Trapped
as Candy Kirkendall2002 Waking Up in Reno
as Sara2001 Sweet November
as Laura Kensington2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
as Rose Hearn2001 15 Minutes
as Erica Soltz2000 The Yards
as Ashley Mercer2000 Reindeer Games
as Adele Invergordon2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
as Gwen Sunday2000 Men of Honor
as Jillian Armacost1999 The Astronaut's Wife
as Candy Kendall1999 The Cider House Rules
as Supermodel1998 Celebrity
as Jill Young1998 Mighty Joe Young
as Billie Tyler1997 Trial and Error
as Mary Ann Lomax1997 The Devil's Advocate
as Tina1996 That Thing You Do!
as Helga Svelgen1996 2 Days in the Valley

TV Shows/Series with Charlize Theron as Actress(27)

Movies with Charlize Theron as Crew(17)

Production/Producer2020 The Old Guard
Production/Producer2020 Atomic Blonde 2
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Addams Family
Production/Producer2019 Long Shot
Production/Executive Producer2019 Murder Mystery
Production/Co-Producer2019 Bombshell
Production/Producer2019 Bombshell
Production/Producer2019 Everything Nice
Production/Producer2018 Gringo
Production/Producer2018 Tully
Production/Producer2018 A Private War
Production/Producer2017 Atomic Blonde
Production/Producer2017 Brain on Fire
Production/Producer2015 Dark Places
Production/Producer2008 Sleepwalking
Production/Producer2006 East of Havana
Production/Producer2003 Monster

TV Shows/Series with Charlize Theron as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Hyperdrive
Production/Executive Producer2017 Girlboss
Production/Executive Producer2017 Mindhunter

Additional Information

Full Name: Charlize Theron
Born: Thursday, 08/07 1975 (August) in Benoni (current age: 45 years + 51 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: Afrikaans (AF, native language), English (EN)
Children: Jackson Theron, August Theron
Other names for Charlize Theron (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Шарлиз Терон"
"ชาร์ลิซ เธอรอน"
"샤를리즈 테론"
"تشارليز ثيرون"
"Σαρλίζ Θερόν"
"Σαρλίζ Θέρον"
Charlize Theron frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (34x, Actor)
Bill Hader (26x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (20x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (17x, Actor)
Martin Short (17x, Actor)
Drew Barrymore (16x, Actress)
Maya Rudolph (15x, Actress)
Samuel L. Jackson (14x, Actor)
Chris Rock (14x, Actor)
Zach Braff (14x, Actor)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (14x, Actress)
Beth Kono (12x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:225, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/22/2020