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Charlize Theron Biography

Born August 7 , 1975 ( 1975-08-07 ) (age 31)Flag of South AfricaBenoni , South Africa
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Notable roles Helga Svelgen in 2 Days in the Valley Aileen Wuornos in Monster Britt Ekland in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Best Actress 2003 Monster
Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama 2004 Monster
Best Actress - Motion Picture 2004 Monster

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is an Academy Award winning South African actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster (2004).

She was first featured in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), starring alongside such actors and actresses as Danny Aiello and Teri Hatcher.


Early life
Theron was born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. Her father, Charles Theron, was a construction company owner of French Huguenot descent; her mother, Gerda, is of German descent and took over her husband's business after his death. Theron's first language is Afrikaans. She is also fluent in English and speaks some Xhosa. In the United States, both in her films and while being interviewed, etc., Theron speaks with a typical American accent and style of speech, leading most people to assume she is American.

"Theron" is a French surname pronounced in Afrikaans as "Tronn," although she has said that she prefers the pronunciation "Thrown." The pronunciation commonly used in the United States involves two syllables, with stress on the first.

Theron grew up as the only child on her parents' farm near Johannesburg (Benoni). At the age of thirteen, Charlize was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School Of The Arts in Johannesburg. At fifteen, Theron witnessed the death of her father, an abusive alcoholic; her mother shot him in self-defense when he attacked her. The police laid no charges against her

At the age of 16, Theron traveled to Milan, Italy, on a one-year modeling contract, after winning a local competition. Her contract ended while she was in New York City, and she decided to remain there, attending the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer. A knee injury closed this career path when she was 18.

Unable to dance, she bought a ticket to Los Angeles. After eight months in the city, she was cast in her first film part, a non-speaking role in the direct-to-video film Children of the Corn III. She followed this with larger roles in widely released Hollywood films, and her career skyrocketed in the late 1990s, with box office successes like The Devil's Advocate, The Cider House Rules, and Mighty Joe Young.

The May 1999 issue of Playboy published nude photos of Theron, taken during the early years of her modeling career. Claiming they had been "for private use", Theron ended up suing photographer Guido Argentini.

After appearing in a few notable films, Theron starred as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster (2003). Film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema", for which Theron won the Best Actress Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004, as well as the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award. She is the first South African to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

Having signed a deal with John Galliano in 2004, Theron replaced Estonian model Tiiu Kuik in the J'ADORE advertisements by Christian Dior; she is the current spokeswoman for Dior perfume. From October 2005 to December 2006 Theron endorsed Raymond Weil watches; in February of 2006 she was sued by them for breach of contract. On September 30, 2005, she received her own bronze star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the same year, she starred in the financially unsuccessful science fiction thriller Æon Flux and was given positive reviews. Additionally, she received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for her lead performance in the drama North Country. Ms. Magazine honored her for this performance as well with a feature article in its Fall 2005 issue. She had also been nominated for an Oscar as a lead actress for the role, although she did not win; this was her second nomination.

In 2005, Theron also portrayed Rita, Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) love interest on the third season of FOX's critically acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development.

She also received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role in the HBO movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Salary and status
After her Oscar win for Monster, she earned $10,000,000 for both North Country and Aeon Flux. According to The Hollywood Reporter's 2006 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, she ranked 7th, behind Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Renée Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman.

Personal life
Theron dated the lead singer of Third Eye Blind, Stephan Jenkins, from January 1998 to July 2001. They broke up after Jenkins failed to take her requests of marriage seriously. Theron now resides in Los Angeles with her long-time boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, with whom she starred in the 2004 film Head in the Clouds, as well as in the 2002 film Trapped; she has said that they will not marry until same-sex couples are able to have their marriages recognized. In October 2005, her mother, Gerda, was married in California. The media thought that Charlize was the one getting married (to Townsend) and the paparazzi got as close as they could for the photos.

While filming Æon Flux in Berlin, Germany, Theron had surgery on a herniated disc in her neck, the result of an injury incurred on the set during a stunt.

In May 2006, Maxim magazine named Theron #25 in its annual Hot 100 issue.

Theron is also involved in women's rights organizations.

In 2006, Theron won GLAAD's Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for increasing "visibility and understanding in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."

Theron is a supporter of animal rights and active member of PETA. She recently appeared in a PETA ad for their anti-fur campaign.


2008John HancockActor
2007 Ice at the Bottom of the World Actor / Producer
2007 Ferris Wheel Actor / Producer
2007 In the Valley of Elah Actor
2007 The Battle in Seattle Actor
2006 East of Havana Producer
2005 Aeon Flux Actor: Aeon Flux
2005 North Country Actor: Josey Aimes
2005 Boffo! Tinseltown'sBombs and Blockbusters Actor
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Actor: Britt Ekland
2004 Head in the Clouds Actor: Gilda Besse /Executive Producer
2003 The Italian Job Actor: Stella Bridger
2003 Monster Actor: Aileen Wuornos / Producer
2002 Trapped Actor: Mrs. Karen Jennings
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Actor: Laura Kensington
2001 Waking Up in Reno Actor: Candy
2001 Sweet November Actor: Sara Deever
2001 15 Minutes Actor: Rose Hearn
2001 Captured on Film: The TrueStory of Marion Davies Actor: Narrator
2000 Men of Honor Actor: Gwen
2000 Reindeer Games Actor: Ashley
2000 The Yards Actor: Erica Stoltz
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Actor: Adele Invergordon
1999 The Cider House Rules Actor: Candy
1999 The Astronaut's Wife Actor: Jillian Armacost
1998 Mighty Joe Young Actor: Jill Young
1998 Celebrity Actor: Supermodel
1997 Hollywood Confidential Actor
1997 Trial and Error Actor: Billie Tyler
1997 The Devil's Advocate Actor: Mary Ann Lomax
1996 That Thing You Do! Actor: Tina
1996 2 Days in the Valley Actor: Helga Svelgen
1994 Children of the Corn III:Urban Harvest Actor: Young Woman

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