Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 07-08-1975
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Also Known As:

    Шарлиз Терон

  • Popularity: 20.03
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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.

Year Movie Character
2003 Monster as Aileen Wuornos
2005 Æon Flux as Æon Flux
2002 Trapped as Karen Jennings
2005 North Country as Josey Aimes
2004 Head in the Clouds as Gilda Bessé
2011 Young Adult as Mavis Gary
2015 Dark Places as Libby Day
2019 Long Shot as Charlotte Field
2017 Atomic Blonde as Lorraine Broughton
2017 The Last Face as Dr. Wren Petersen
2018 Tully as Marlo Moreau
2019 Bombshell as Megyn Kelly
2020 The Old Guard as Andromache of Scythia / Andy
1970 The School for Good and Evil as Lady Lesso
1970 The Old Guard 2 as Andromache of Scythia / Andy
1999 The Cider House Rules as Candy Kendall
2001 Sweet November as Sara
2001 15 Minutes as Rose Hearn
1999 The Astronaut's Wife as Jillian Armacost
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Britt Ekland
2002 Waking Up in Reno as Candy Kirkendall
2007 In the Valley of Elah as Detective Emily Sanders
2008 Hancock as Mary Embrey
2003 The Italian Job as Stella Bridger
1998 Mighty Joe Young as Jill Young
2008 The Burning Plain as Sylvia / Mariana
1997 Trial and Error as Billie Tyler
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Anna
1970 Force
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War as Queen Ravenna
1970 Everything Nice as Michaela (rumored)
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa
2016 Kubo and the Two Strings as Mother (voice)
2015 Take Flight - The New York Times as Self - Performer
1970 Atomic Blonde 2 as Lorraine Broughton
2019 The Addams Family as Morticia Addams (voice)
2021 The Addams Family 2 as Morticia Addams (voice)
2001 Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies as Self - Narrator (voice)
1997 The Devil's Advocate as Mary Ann Lomax
2000 Reindeer Games as Ashley Mercer
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance as Adele Invergordon
2009 The Road as Mother
2000 Men of Honor as Gwen Sunday
2008 Sleepwalking as Joleen
2000 The Yards as Erica Soltz
2012 Prometheus as Meredith Vickers
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman as Queen Ravenna
2018 Gringo as Elaine Markinson
2010 Wikus and Charlize as Charlize Theron
2015 The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa as Self
2015 Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' as Herself
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion as Laura Kensington
2007 Battle in Seattle as Ella
1997 Hollywood Confidential as Sally
2017 Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road as Herself
1998 Celebrity as Supermodel
2012 The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus as Herself
1996 That Thing You Do! as Tina
2017 The Fate of the Furious as Cipher
2023 Fast & Furious 10 as Cipher
2015 The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome as Herself
1996 2 Days in the Valley as Helga Svelgen
2009 Astro Boy as Narrator
2021 F9 as Cipher
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest as Eli's Follower
2006 Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters as Herself
2003 Monster
2006 East of Havana
2018 Gringo
2017 Brain on Fire
1970 Everything Nice
2015 Dark Places
2017 Atomic Blonde
2018 Tully
1970 Atomic Blonde 2
2008 Sleepwalking
2018 A Private War
2019 Bombshell
2019 Long Shot
2020 The Old Guard
2019 Murder Mystery
2019 The Addams Family
2019 Bombshell
1970 The Old Guard 2
Photo Name Department
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 episode) as Self
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (3 episode)
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (3 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (4 episode)
2003 Arrested Development (5 episode) as Rita Leeds
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode)
1988 This Morning (1 episode) as Self
1952 Today (1 episode)
1999 The Early Show (1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report (1 episode)
1953 The Oscars (5 episode) as Self
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (1 episode) as Self
1999 Rove (1 episode) as Herself
2016 The Grand Tour (1 episode) as Self
2016 Chelsea (1 episode) as Self
2017 The Orville (1 episode) as Pria Lavesque
2015 Hot Ones (1 episode) as Herself
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Herself - Host
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as Self
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as Self
2019 Desus & Mero (1 episode) as Self - Illustrious Guest
1997 The View (2 episode) as Self
2018 Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler (1 episode) as Herself
2007 The Graham Norton Show (3 episode) as Self
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Self
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (10 episode) as Fezzik
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host
2005 The Colbert Report (1 episode) as Self (archive footage from North Country)
2019 A Little Late with Lilly Singh (1 episode) as Self
2017 Girlboss (13 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2017 Mindhunter (19 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1970 A Life in Men (0 episode) Production as (Producer)
2019 Hyperdrive (10 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2019 Hyperdrive ( episode) Creator as (Creator)

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