Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron 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.

Known For: Acting

Birthday: 1975-08-07

Place of Birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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

Charlize Theron Movies

Monster 2003
Æon Flux 2005
Trapped 2002
North Country 2005
Head in the Clouds 2004
Young Adult 2011
Dark Places 2015
Long Shot 2019
Atomic Blonde 2017
The Last Face 2017
Tully 2018
Bombshell 2019
The Old Guard 2020
The Old Guard 2 1970
The Cider House Rules 1999
Sweet November 2001
15 Minutes 2001
The Astronaut's Wife 1999
Waking Up in Reno 2002
In the Valley of Elah 2007
Hancock 2008
The Italian Job 2003
Mighty Joe Young 1998
The Burning Plain 2008
Trial and Error 1997
Force 1970
The Huntsman: Winter's War 2016
Everything Nice 1970
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016
Atomic Blonde 2 1970
The Addams Family 2019
The Addams Family 2 2021
The Devil's Advocate 1997
Reindeer Games 2000
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000
The Road 2009
Men of Honor 2000
Sleepwalking 2008
The Yards 2000
Prometheus 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman 2012
Gringo 2018
Wikus and Charlize 2010
Battle in Seattle 2007
Hollywood Confidential 1997
Celebrity 1998
That Thing You Do! 1996
The Fate of the Furious 2017
Fast & Furious 10 2023
2 Days in the Valley 1996
Astro Boy 2009
F9 2021