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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:
Movie American Express 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Mad Max: Fury Road
Poster of Astro Boy
Poster of Monster
Poster of Hancock 2
Filmography

Tully (2018)

Comedy
Movie
as Marlo

Everything Nice (2018)

Comedy
Movie
as Michaela (rumored)

Untitled Vigilante/Crime Project (2018)

Drama Crime
Movie

Hancock 2 (2018)

Fantasy Action
Movie
as Mary Embrey
10 1 votes

The Last Face (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Wren Petersen
1 5 votes

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Thriller
Movie
as Lorraine Broughton

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Cipher
6.9 1054 votes

American Express (2017)

Comedy Drama Action
Movie

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Animation Adventure Family
Movie
as Monkey (voice)
7.7 614 votes

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Action Adventure Drama
Movie
as Ravenna
5.9 1107 votes

Take Flight (2015)

Movie
as Herself

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Action Adventure Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Imperator Furiosa
7.2 7627 votes

Dark Places (2015)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Libby Day
5.7 412 votes

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Anna
5.8 1272 votes

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself
5.2 3 votes

Prometheus (2012)

Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Meredith Vickers
6.2 4233 votes

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Adventure Fantasy Drama
Movie
as Queen Ravenna
5.7 2577 votes

Young Adult (2011)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Mavis Gary
5.5 305 votes

Wikus and Charlize (2010)

Movie
as Charlize Theron
6 2 votes

Astro Boy (2009)

Animation Action Family Science Fiction
Movie
as Narrator
6 339 votes

The Road (2009)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Mother
6.8 896 votes

Hancock (2008)

Fantasy Action
Movie
as Mary Embrey
6.1 2307 votes

Sleepwalking (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Joleen
6.5 23 votes

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 7 votes

The Burning Plain (2008)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Sylvia/Mariana
6.6 82 votes

Battle in Seattle (2007)

Action Drama
Movie
as Ella
6.3 62 votes

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

History Drama Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Detective Emily Sanders
6.6 204 votes

North Country (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Josey Aimes
6.8 106 votes

Æon Flux (2005)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Æon Flux
5.4 540 votes

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 52 votes

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Britt Ekland
6.7 36 votes

Head in the Clouds (2004)

Drama Romance War
Movie
as Gilda Bessé
5.7 31 votes

Arrested Development (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Rita
8 209 votes

Monster (2003)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Aileen
6.9 360 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 19 votes

The Italian Job (2003)

Action Crime
Movie
as Stella Bridger
6.6 1602 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Candy Kirkendall
4.9 18 votes

Trapped (2002)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Karen Jennings
5.8 111 votes

Sweet November (2001)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Sara
6.3 215 votes

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Comedy Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Movie
as Laura Kensington
6.3 125 votes

15 Minutes (2001)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Rose Hearn
5.7 153 votes

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Fantasy Drama
Movie
as Adele Invergordon
6.3 201 votes

Reindeer Games (2000)

Thriller
Movie
as Ashley Mercer
5.3 139 votes

Men of Honor (2000)

Drama
Movie
as Gwen Sunday
7 444 votes

The Yards (2000)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Erica Soltz
5.9 74 votes

The Early Show (1999)

News
Series
as Unknown

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Drama
Movie
as Candy Kendall
6.8 220 votes

Rove (1999)

Comedy
Series
as Herself

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

Drama Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Jillian Armacost
5.4 199 votes

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Action Adventure Family Fantasy
Movie
as Jill Young
5.9 169 votes

Celebrity (1998)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Supermodel
6 86 votes

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Mary Ann Lomax
7.1 1056 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.5 13 votes

Trial and Error (1997)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Billie Tyler
5.1 12 votes

Hollywood Confidential (1997)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Sally

That Thing You Do! (1996)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Tina
6.8 186 votes

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Helga Svelgen
6 61 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 81 votes

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

Thriller Horror
Movie
as Eli's Follower
4.8 39 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 16 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 32 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 22 votes

This Morning (1988)

Series
as Unknown
2.5 2 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Herself
6.3 85 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Charlize Theron
6.7 10 votes

Today (1952)

News
Series
as Unknown
1 1 votes