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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.


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Born:
Aug 8, 1975 In Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
68
First Appeared:
In the movie Hancock 2
Latest Project:
Pelicula Tully 2018-04-20
Known For
Poster of Prometheus
Poster of Lejos de la tierra quemada
Poster of En tierra de hombres
Poster of Las normas de la casa de la sidra
Filmography
Pelicula Tully Marlo 2018-04-20
Pelicula Everything Nice Michaela (rumored) 2018
Pelicula Hancock 2 Mary Embrey 2018
Pelicula Gringo 2018-03-09
Pelicula Untitled Vigilante/Crime Project 2018
Pelicula Fast & Furious 8 Cipher 2017-04-12
Pelicula Atómica (Atomic Blonde) Lorraine Broughton 2017-07-27
Pelicula Kubo y las dos cuerdas mágicas Monkey (voice) 2016-08-18
Pelicula Diré tu nombre Dr. Wren Petersen 2016-05-20
Pelicula Las crónicas de Blancanieves: El cazador y la reina del hielo Ravenna 2016-04-06
Pelicula Mad Max: Furia en la carretera Imperator Furiosa 2015-05-13
Pelicula Take Flight Herself 2015-12-11
Pelicula Lugares oscuros Libby Day 2015-03-31
Pelicula Mil maneras de morder el polvo Anna 2014-05-22
Pelicula Blancanieves y la leyenda del cazador Queen Ravenna 2012-05-30
Pelicula Prometheus Meredith Vickers 2012-05-30
Pelicula The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Herself 2012-10-11
Pelicula Young Adult Mavis Gary 2011-12-16
Pelicula Wikus and Charlize Charlize Theron 2010-04-01
Pelicula Astro Boy Narrator 2009-10-15
Pelicula La carretera Mother 2009-11-25
Pelicula Lejos de la tierra quemada Sylvia/Mariana 2008-07-11
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Pelicula Sonámbulo Joleen 2008-01-14
Pelicula Hancock Mary Embrey 2008-07-01
Pelicula Batalla en Seattle Ella 2007-09-07
Pelicula En el valle de Elah Detective Emily Sanders 2007-08-31
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Pelicula Aeon Flux Æon Flux 2005-11-30
Pelicula En tierra de hombres Josey Aimes 2005-02-12
Pelicula Llámame Peter Britt Ekland 2004-05-21
Pelicula Juegos de mujer Gilda Bessé 2004-04-29
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Pelicula Monster Aileen 2003-11-16
Series Arrested Development Rita 2003-11-02
Pelicula The Italian Job Stella Bridger 2003-05-30
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Pelicula Atrapada Karen Jennings 2002-09-20
Pelicula Waking Up in Reno Candy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Pelicula 15 Minutos Rose Hearn 2001-03-01
Pelicula La maldición del escorpión de jade Laura Kensington 2001-08-05
Pelicula Noviembre dulce Sara 2001-02-16
Pelicula Operación Reno Ashley Mercer 2000-02-25
Pelicula Hombres de honor Gwen Sunday 2000-09-13
Pelicula La leyenda de Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon 2000-11-02
Pelicula La otra cara del crimen Erica Soltz 2000-04-27
Pelicula Las normas de la casa de la sidra Candy Kendall 1999-12-17
Pelicula La cara del terror Jillian Armacost 1999-08-26
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Rove Herself 1999-09-22
Pelicula Mi gran amigo Joe Jill Young 1998-12-25
Pelicula Celebrity Supermodel 1998-09-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Pelicula Pactar con el Diablo Mary Ann Lomax 1997-10-17
Pelicula No pierdas el juicio Billie Tyler 1997-05-30
Pelicula Hollywood Confidential Sally 1997-04-14
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Pelicula Dos días en el valle Helga Svelgen 1996-09-11
Pelicula The Wonders Tina 1996-10-04
Pelicula Los chicos del maíz III: la cosecha urbana Eli's Follower 1995-09-12
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Herself 1975-10-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Charlize Theron 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14