Person Details

Birthday: 1975-08-07 14:20:31

Aliases: 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

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Homepage: https://charlizeafricaoutreach.org/

Movie Involvements: 68

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

F9
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8

F9

(2021) Cipher
The Fate of the Furious
Average
7

The Fate of the Furious

(2017) Cipher
Kubo and the Two Strings
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8

Kubo and the Two Strings

(2016) Mother (voice)
Prometheus
Average
7

Prometheus

(2012) Meredith Vickers
Mad Max: Fury Road
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8

Mad Max: Fury Road

(2015) Imperator Furiosa
Astro Boy
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6

Astro Boy

(2009) Narrator
Atomic Blonde
Average
6

Atomic Blonde

(2017) Lorraine Broughton
Goldene Kamera Verleihung
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0

Goldene Kamera Verleihung

(1966) herself

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2023 Cipher
2021 Morticia Addams (voice)
Cipher
2020 Andromache of Scythia / Andy
Fezzik
2019 Megyn Kelly
Morticia Addams (voice)
Self
Charlotte Field
Self - Illustrious Guest
2018 Herself
Marlo Moreau
Elaine Markinson
2017 Pria Lavesque
Herself
Lorraine Broughton
Cipher
Dr. Wren Petersen
2016 Self
Mother (voice)
Self
Queen Ravenna
2015 Self - Performer
Self
Herself
Herself
Self
Imperator Furiosa
Libby Day
Herself
2014 Anna
2012 Herself
Meredith Vickers
Queen Ravenna
2011 Mavis Gary
2010 Charlize Theron
2009 Mother
Narrator
2008 Sylvia / Mariana
Mary Embrey
Joleen
N/A
2007 Ella
Detective Emily Sanders
Herself
2006 Herself
2005 Æon Flux
N/A
Self (archive footage from North Country)
N/A
Josey Aimes
2004 Britt Ekland
Gilda Bessé
2003 Aileen Wuornos
Rita Leeds
Self
Stella Bridger
N/A
2002 Candy Kirkendall
Karen Jennings
2001 Laura Kensington
Rose Hearn
Sara
Self - Narrator (voice)
2000 Adele Invergordon
Erica Soltz
Gwen Sunday
Ashley Mercer
1999 Candy Kendall
N/A
Herself
Jillian Armacost
1998 Jill Young
Supermodel
1997 Mary Ann Lomax
Self
Billie Tyler
Sally
1996 Tina
Helga Svelgen
N/A
1995 Eli's Follower
1994 N/A
1993 N/A
1992 N/A
1988 N/A
N/A
1975 Self - Host
Herself - Host
1966 Self
1953 Self
1952 N/A
1948 Self
Lorraine Broughton
Lady Lesso
N/A
Michaela (rumored)
Andromache of Scythia / Andy
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Creator

Year Role Movie/Tv
2019 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

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