Person Details

Birthday: 1975-08-07 22:24:16

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

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Homepage: http://www.charlizetheron.com

Movie Involvements: 56

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.


Most Famous Work

Mad Max: Fury Road
Average
7

Mad Max: Fury Road

(2015) Imperator Furiosa
The Fate of the Furious
Average
7

The Fate of the Furious

(2017) Cipher
The Grand Tour
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8

The Grand Tour

(2016) Herself
Atomic Blonde
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6

Atomic Blonde

(2017) Lorraine Broughton
Prometheus
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6

Prometheus

(2012) Meredith Vickers
Hancock
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6

Hancock

(2008) Mary Embrey
Kubo and the Two Strings
Average
8

Kubo and the Two Strings

(2016) Monkey (voice)
Snow White and the Huntsman
Average
6

Snow White and the Huntsman

(2012) Queen Ravenna

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Megyn Kelly
Morticia Addams (voice)
Charlotte Field
Herself - Illustrious Guest
2018 Marlo Moreau
Elaine Markinson
2017 Pria Lavesque
Lorraine Broughton
Cipher
2016 Herself
Monkey (voice)
Dr. Wren Petersen
Herself
Ravenna
2015 Herself
Herself
Self
Libby Day
Imperator Furiosa
Herself
2014 Anna
2012 Herself
Meredith Vickers
Queen Ravenna
2011 Mavis Gary
2010 Charlize Theron
2009 Mother
Narrator
2008 Sylvia / Mariana
Mary Embrey
Joleen
Ella
N/A
2007 Detective Emily Sanders
2005 Æon Flux
N/A
N/A
Josey Aimes
2004 Gilda Bessé
Britt Ekland
2003 Aileen Wuornos
Rita Leeds
N/A
Stella Bridger
N/A
2002 Candy Kirkendall
Karen Jennings
2001 Laura Kensington
Rose Hearn
Sara
2000 Gwen Sunday
Adele Invergordon
Erica Soltz
Ashley Mercer
1999 Candy Kendall
N/A
Herself
Jillian Armacost
1998 Jill Young
Supermodel
1997 Mary Ann Lomax
N/A
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
1983 N/A
1975 Herself
Herself - Host
1966 herself
1953 N/A
Charlize Theron
1952 N/A
1948 herself
- Lorraine Broughton
Michaela (rumored)
N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

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