Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron Cannes 2015 2.jpg
Born (1975-08-07) 7 August 1975 (age 44)
CitizenshipSouth African (lifelong)
American (2007-present)
Height5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Websitecharlizetheron.com

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975)[1] is a South African-American actress. She won an Academy Award for her role in the movie Monster. She was nominated for her role in the movie North Country. Theron can speak three languages, her first being Afrikaans.

Early life[change | change source]

Theron was born in Benoni near Johannesburg. Her ancestry is German and Dutch.

She attended a boarding school at the age of thirteen. At the age of fifteen, she saw her alcoholic father being killed by her mother as an act of self-defence. No charges were pressed against her mother.

Career[change | change source]

At the age of sixteen, she won a local modelling competition and went to Milan, Italy for a one-year contract. After her modelling contract was over, she moved to New York, United States, and became a ballet dancer. She injured her knee at the age of eighteen, ending her career of being a ballet dancer.

She did star in a few movies, but only really became noticed when she portrayed the life of serial killer, Aileen Wuornos, in the movie Monster. She won an Oscar for her role in this movie.

After this, she got a lot of attention from the perfume label, Dior, and appeared in some of their advertisements.

She also does a lot of community work, including for PETA, for their anti-fur ads. She also works with animal rights activists and supports same-sex marriage. She has become one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actresses.

Theron became an American citizen in 2007.

Filmography[change | change source]

A photograph of Theron on the red carpet at the 82d Academy Awards in 2010
Theron at the 82nd Academy Awards on 7 March 2010

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Eli's follower James D. R. Hickox Uncredited
Direct-to-video release
1996 2 Days in the Valley Helga Svelgen John Herzfeld
1996 That Thing You Do! Tina Powers Tom Hanks
1997 Trial and Error Billie Tyler Jonathan Lynn
1997 The Devil's Advocate Mary Ann Lomax Taylor Hackford
1998 Celebrity Supermodel Woody Allen
1998 Mighty Joe Young Jill Young Ron Underwood
1999 The Astronaut's Wife Jillian Armacost Rand Ravich
1999 The Cider House Rules Candy Kendall Lasse Hallström
2000 Reindeer Games Ashley Mercer John Frankenheimer
2000 The Yards Erica Stoltz James Gray
2000 Men of Honor Gwen Sunday George Tillman, Jr.
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon Robert Redford
2001 Sweet November Sara Deever Pat O'Connor
2001 15 Minutes Rose Hearn John Herzfeld
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Laura Kensington Woody Allen
2002 Trapped Karen Jennings Luis Mandoki
2002 Waking Up in Reno Candy Kirkendall Jordan Brady
2003 The Italian Job Stella Bridger F. Gary Gray
2003 Monster Aileen Wuornos Patty Jenkins Also producer
2004 Head in the Clouds Gilda Bessé John Duigan
2005 North Country Josey Aimes Niki Caro
2005 Æon Flux Æon Flux Karyn Kusama She also appeared in the video game based on the film
2006 East of Havana Jauretsi Saizarbitoria
Emilia Menocal
Producer
Documentary
2007 In the Valley of Elah Det. Emily Sanders Paul Haggis
2007 Battle in Seattle Ella Stuart Townsend
2008 Sleepwalking Joleen Reedy William Maher Also producer
2008 Hancock Mary Embrey Peter Berg
2008 The Burning Plain Sylvia Guillermo Arriaga Also executive producer
2009 The Road Wife John Hillcoat
2009 Astro Boy Narrator David Bowers Voice only
2011 Young Adult Mavis Gary Jason Reitman
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Queen Ravenna Rupert Sanders
2012 Prometheus Meredith Vickers Ridley Scott
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Anna Seth MacFarlane
2015 Dark Places Libby Day Gilles Paquet-Brenner Also producer
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa George Miller
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Queen Ravenna Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
2016 The Last Face Wren Petersen Sean Penn
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Monkey
Sariatu
Travis Knight Voice only
2016 Brain on Fire Gerard Barrett Producer
2017 Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton David Leitch Also producer
2017 The Fate of the Furious Cipher F. Gary Gray
2018 Tully Marlo Jason Reitman Also producer
2018 Gringo Elaine Markinson Nash Edgerton
2019 Long Shot Charlotte Field Jonathan Levine Also producer
2019 Murder Mystery Kyle Newacheck Executive producer
2019 The Addams Family Morticia Addams Conrad Vernon Voice only
Also executive producer
2019 Bombshell Films that have not yet been released Megyn Kelly Jay Roach Also producer
2020 Fast & Furious 9 Films that have not yet been released Cipher Justin Lin Post-production
TBA The Old Guard Films that have not yet been released Andromache of Scythia Gina Prince-Bythewood Post-production
Also producer
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charize Theron Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]