South African born American actress Charlize Theron came into limelight in later 1990’s through the film, The Devil’s Advocate. Her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster earned her an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award, among other accolades, thus becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in Best Actress category. In a career spanning more than two daces, Theron has appeared in several successful films, including The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Atomic Blonde (2017), to name a few.
Actress, Film Producer
She holds dual citizenship of American and South African.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975, in Benoni, South Africa.
She’s currently 43 years old.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
She has French, German, Dutch and Afrikaner ancestry.
Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein). At 13, she was sent to the boarding school National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
- Father – Charles Theron
- Mother – Gerda Maritz
- Siblings – She’s the only child to her parents.
Charlize Theron is currently in relationship with Canadian model, Gabriel Aubry. They both met at a school in Los Angeles and began dating each other therein.
Theron has two children, both adopted. She adopted a boy, Jackson Theron in March 2012 and followed by a girl, August Theron in July 2015.
Prior to that, she had relationship with Craig Bierko (1995-1997), Stephan Jenkins (1997-2001), Stuart Townsend (2001-2010), Keanu Reeves (2010) and Sean Penn (2014-2015).
- In feet – 5 feet 9.5 inches
- In centimeters – 177 cm
- In meters – 1.77 m
- In Kilograms – 55 kg
- In Pounds – 121 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-36
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
In 1995, Theron made her film debut in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, in which she appeared as a young woman.
Her first successful film was The Devil’s Advocate, where she played a role of a woman suffering with schizophrenia.
Charlize Theron had her first starring role in television in 1997 when she was cast in the television film, Hollywood Confidential, playing Sally Bowen.
In 2005, she appeared in a television series called Arrested Development. She played Rita Leeds and appeared in not less than five episodes.
She is best known for playing as a serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime thriller Monster. Her other notable works include The Fate of the Furious, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Snow White and the Huntsman, North Country, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Theron has endorsed a lot of brands such as John Galliano, Christian Dior, PETA, Democracy Now!, Link TV, Breil, Raymond Weil, L’Oreal, etc.
Charlize Theron Favorites
- Favorite Accessory – Sunglasses
- Favorite Color – White, Black
Charlize Theron Net worth
Charlize Theron is one of the richest actresses in Hollywood who has a net worth of $130 million. Her earning comes from film and TV appearances, endorsements and various business ventures. She earned around $55 million for being the face of Jádore perfume.
She owns several properties in the US and South Africa. She lives in a luxury house located in Outpost Estates neighbourhood, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. Her Beverly house is valued at $11 million that boasts spacious rooms, bathrooms and is equipped with a swimming pool, tennis court, jacuzzi, gym , bar and other amenities.
She possesses a Lexus RX400h and a Range Rover.
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Charlize Theron Facts
Although Theron is fluent in English, her mother tongue is Afrikaans.
At 16, Theron took modeling and moved to Milan, Italy where she spent a year modelling throughout Europe. She
She moved to the US at the age of 19 wanting to become an actress. She was discovered by a talent agent John Crosby at a bank in Los Angeles where she was involved in a feud with a teller for not cashing her cheque.
She was cast small roles in a number of films before getting her break in The Devil’s Advocate.
Theron is actively involved with Women’s Rights organizations.
She was inducted in the Hollywood Wall of Fame on 30 September 2005.
In 2007, Theron became a naturalized citizen of the United States, while retaining her South African citizenship.
She is a huge supporter of gay marriage.
Charlize Theron is involved with various charities. She founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to help African youth in their fight against HIV/AIDS.
She has two cocker spaniels named Denver and Delilah. She named her production company after them.