Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1975-08-07 (47 years old)
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Biography

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, she is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild 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 North Country (2005). Theron has since starred in several commercially successful action films, including The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Atomic Blonde (2017), The Old Guard (2020) and F9 (2021). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), and for portraying Megyn Kelly in the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), receiving a third Academy Award nomination for the last. Since the early 2000s, Theron has ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019). Theron became an American citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. She has been honoured with a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Life

In 2007, Theron became a naturalised citizen of the United States, while retaining her South African citizenship. She lives in Los Angeles.Theron has adopted two children: a daughter, Jackson in March 2012 and another daughter, August, in July 2015. She has been interested in adoption since childhood, when she became aware of orphanages and the overflowing numbers of children in them. In April 2019, Theron revealed that Jackson, then seven years old, is a transgender girl. She said of her daughters, "They were born who they are[,] and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide".She is inspired by actresses Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver. She has described her admiration for Tom Hanks as a "love affair" and watched many of his movies throughout her youth. Hollywood actors were never featured in magazines in South Africa so she never knew how famous he was until she moved to the United States, which has been inferred as a factor to her "down-to-earth" attitude to fame. After filming for That Thing You Do! finished, Theron got Hanks' autograph on her script. She later presented him his Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2020, in which Hanks revealed that he had a mutual admiration for Theron's career since the day he met her.Theron said in 2018 that she went to therapy in her thirties because of anger, discovering that it was due to her frustration growing up during South Africa's apartheid, which ended when she was 15.

Early Life

Theron was born in Benoni, in Transvaal Province (Gauteng Province since 1994) of South Africa, the only child of road constructionists Gerda (née Maritz): 16-18  and Charles Theron (27 November 1947 – 21 June 1991).: 16-18, 34  The Second Boer War military leader Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle.: 14  She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German. Her French forebears were early Huguenots in South Africa.: 14  "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [trɔn]. She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, threatened both teenaged Charlize and her mother while drunk, physically attacking her mother and firing a gun at both of them. Theron's mother retrieved her own handgun, shot back 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 during which she has said she was not "fitting in". She was frequently unwell with jaundice throughout childhood and the antibiotics she was administered made her upper incisor milk teeth rot (they had to be surgically removed) and teeth did not grow until she was roughly ten years old. 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.

Filmography

All 115

Movies 75

TV shows 40

Self 35

Producer 12

Narrator 1

Cipher
Fast X (2023)

Fast X (2023)

Movie
7.5
Lady Lesso
The School for Good and Evil (2022)

The School for Good and Evil (2022)

Movie
Clea (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Movie
Clea
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Movie
6.83
Morticia Addams
The Addams Family 2 (2021)

The Addams Family 2 (2021)

Movie
8.33
Cipher
F9 (2021)

F9 (2021)

Movie
7.17
Self
The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

TV show
Andy
The Old Guard (2020)

The Old Guard (2020)

Movie
7.38
Fezzik
Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020)

Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020)

TV show
Megyn Kelly
Bombshell (2019)

Bombshell (2019)

Movie
5.81
Morticia Addams
The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family (2019)

Movie
6.38
Self
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

TV show
6.67
Creator / Executive Producer
Hyperdrive (2019)

Hyperdrive (2019)

TV show
Stormfront in 'Dawn of the Seven' (uncredited)
The Boys (2019)

The Boys (2019)

TV show
6.95
Executive Producer
Murder Mystery (2019)

Murder Mystery (2019)

Movie
6.3
Charlotte Field
Long Shot (2019)

Long Shot (2019)

Movie
6
Self - Illustrious Guest
Desus & Mero (2019)

Desus & Mero (2019)

TV show
Producer
A Private War (2018)

A Private War (2018)

Movie
7
Self
Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler (2018)

Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler (2018)

TV show
Marlo / Wife
Tully (2018)

Tully (2018)

Movie
6.13
Elaine Markinson
Gringo (2018)

Gringo (2018)

Movie
6
Executive Producer
Mindhunter (2017)

Mindhunter (2017)

TV show
6.19
Pria Lavesque
The Orville (2017)

The Orville (2017)

TV show
6.21
Herself
Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road (2017)

Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road (2017)

Movie
Lorraine Broughton
Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Movie
7.08
Executive Producer
Girlboss (2017)

Girlboss (2017)

TV show
5.93
Cipher
The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Movie
6.09
Producer
Brain on Fire (2017)

Brain on Fire (2017)

Movie
6
Self
Inside Dior (2017)

Inside Dior (2017)

TV show
Wren
The Last Face (2017)

The Last Face (2017)

Movie
1
Self
The Grand Tour (2016)

The Grand Tour (2016)

TV show
6
Mother
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Movie
6.12
Self
Chelsea (2016)

Chelsea (2016)

TV show
Ravenna
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Movie
6.53
Self - Performer
Take Flight (2015)

Take Flight (2015)

Movie
Herself
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' (2015)

Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' (2015)

Movie
Self
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa (2015)

The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa (2015)

Movie
Self
The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome (2015)

The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome (2015)

Movie
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV show
Imperator Furiosa
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Movie
7.18
Libby Day
Dark Places (2015)

Dark Places (2015)

Movie
6.75
Self
Hot Ones (2015)

Hot Ones (2015)

TV show
Anna
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Movie
6.25
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV show
6.26
Self
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)

Movie
Meredith Vickers
Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)

Movie
5.88
Ravenna
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Movie
6.2
Mavis Gary
Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult (2011)

Movie
9
Self - Interviewee
Close Up (2011)

Close Up (2011)

TV show
Self (voice)
Wikus and Charlize (2010)

Wikus and Charlize (2010)

Movie
Mother
The Road (2009)

The Road (2009)

Movie
6.38
'Our Friends' Narrator
Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy (2009)

Movie
6.25
Sylvia
The Burning Plain (2008)

The Burning Plain (2008)

Movie
Mary
Hancock (2008)

Hancock (2008)

Movie
6.48
Joleen
Sleepwalking (2008)

Sleepwalking (2008)

Movie
Self
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)

TV show
6
Ella
Battle in Seattle (2007)

Battle in Seattle (2007)

Movie
3.5
Det. Emily Sanders
In the Valley of Elah (2007)

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Movie
4
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV show
9.5
Herself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Movie
Producer
East of Havana (2006)

East of Havana (2006)

Movie
Æon Flux
Æon Flux (2005)

Æon Flux (2005)

Movie
6.82
Self - Guest
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV show
Self (archive footage from North Country)
The Colbert Report (2005)

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV show
6.27
Josey Aimes
North Country (2005)

North Country (2005)

Movie
Britt Ekland
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Movie
Gilda Bessé
Head in the Clouds (2004)

Head in the Clouds (2004)

Movie
Aileen
Monster (2003)

Monster (2003)

Movie
1
Rita Leeds
Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development (2003)

TV show
5.88
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV show
5.15
Stella Bridger
The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job (2003)

Movie
5
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV show
6.3
Candy Kirkendall
Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Movie
Karen
Trapped (2002)

Trapped (2002)

Movie
4.75
Laura Kensington
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Movie
1
Rose Hearn
15 Minutes (2001)

15 Minutes (2001)

Movie
3
Sara Deever
Sweet November (2001)

Sweet November (2001)

Movie
6.67
Self - Narrator
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)

Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)

Movie
Adele Invergordon
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Movie
10
Erica Soltz
The Yards (2000)

The Yards (2000)

Movie
Gwen Sunday
Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)

Movie
4
Ashley
Reindeer Games (2000)

Reindeer Games (2000)

Movie
6
Candy Kendall
The Cider House Rules (1999)

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Movie
6
Self
The Early Show (1999)

The Early Show (1999)

TV show
Herself
Rove (1999)

Rove (1999)

TV show
Jillian Armacost
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

Movie
Jill Young
Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Movie
6
Supermodel
Celebrity (1998)

Celebrity (1998)

Movie
2
Mary Ann Lomax
The Devil's Advocate (1997)

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Movie
7.29
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Billie Tyler
Trial and Error (1997)

Trial and Error (1997)

Movie
6
Sally
Hollywood Confidential (1997)

Hollywood Confidential (1997)

Movie
Tina
That Thing You Do! (1996)

That Thing You Do! (1996)

Movie
8
Helga Svelgen
2 Days in the Valley (1996)

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Movie
6
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV show
5.67
Eli's Follower
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

Movie
5.12
Self
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV show
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV show
5.75
Self
This Morning (1988)

This Morning (1988)

TV show
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV show
Self - Host
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Self
Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1966)

Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1966)

TV show
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Today (1952)

Today (1952)

TV show
Self
Bambi Awards (1948)

Bambi Awards (1948)

TV show
Producer
A Life in Men

A Life in Men

TV show
Producer
Everything Nice

Everything Nice

Movie
Lorraine Broughton
Atomic Blonde 2

Atomic Blonde 2

Movie
Cipher
Fast & Furious Female Spin Off

Fast & Furious Female Spin Off

Movie
Executive Producer
You Brought Me the Ocean

You Brought Me the Ocean

TV show
Andy
The Old Guard 2

The Old Guard 2

Movie
Producer
Force

Force

Movie
Producer
Jane

Jane

Movie
Jane

Jane

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.25
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1975-08-07 (47 years old)

Place of birth
Benoni, South Africa

Height
177-centimetre, 177-centimeter

Relationships
Sean Penn (2013-12-01 - 2015-06-01), Stuart Townsend (2001-01-01 - 2010-01-01)

Children
August Theron, Jackson Theron

Citizenships
South Africa, United States of America

Residences
Los Angeles, United States of America

Also known as
查理兹·塞隆, Шарлиз Терон, ชาร์ลิซ เธอรอน, シャーリーズ・セロン, 샤를리즈 테론, تشارليز ثيرون, Σαρλίζ Θερόν, Σαρλίζ Θέρον, Шарліз Терон

Awards
Saturn Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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4 TV shows
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