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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Birthday: 1975-08-07 | Place of Birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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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Known For

Gringo
Gringo

Gringo   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 6.1

genres: 
Action  /  Comedy  /  Crime
Stars: 
David Oyelowo  /  Charlize Theron  /  Joel Edgerton
The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.7

genres: 
Adventure  /  Drama  /  Action
Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Jason Statham  /  Dwayne Johnson
Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.7

genres: 
Action  /  Thriller  /  Mystery
Stars: 
John Goodman  /  Eddie Marsan  /  Til Schweiger
The Last Face
The Last Face

The Last Face   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 4.8

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Jean Reno  /  Javier Bardem  /  Charlize Theron
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.8

genres: 
Adventure  /  Fantasy  /  Animation
Stars: 
George Takei  /  Ralph Fiennes  /  Charlize Theron
The Huntsman: Winter's War
The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.1

genres: 
Adventure  /  Fantasy  /  Drama
Stars: 
Liam Neeson  /  Emily Blunt  /  Charlize Theron

Acting

2018
Gringo

as    Elaine Markinson

2017
The Fate of the Furious

as    Cipher

2017
Atomic Blonde

as    Lorraine Broughton

2016
The Last Face

as    Dr. Wren Petersen

2016
Kubo and the Two Strings

as    Monkey (voice)

2016
The Huntsman: Winter's War

as    Ravenna

2015
Mad Max: Fury Road

as    Imperator Furiosa

2015
Dark Places

as    Libby Day

2014
2012
Prometheus

as    Meredith Vickers

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