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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Gender: female | Birthday: 1975-08-08 | Place of Birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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.

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Known For

Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.2

Director: Susie Jones / Gabriella Winkler /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  James McAvoy  /  Sofia Boutella
The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.8

Director: Vin Diesel / Susie Jones /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Dwayne Johnson  /  Jason Statham
Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition
Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 0

Director: George Miller /

Stars: 
Tom Hardy  /  Charlize Theron  /  Nicholas Hoult
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.7

Director: Travis Knight / Ralph Fiennes /

Stars: 
Art Parkinson  /  Charlize Theron  /  Rooney Mara
The Last Face
The Last Face

The Last Face   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.5

Director: Jean Reno / Sean Penn /

The Huntsman: Winter's War
The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan /

Stars: 
Chris Hemsworth  /  Charlize Theron  /  Emily Blunt
Journey to the Oscars
Journey to the Oscars

Journey to the Oscars   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.8

Director: Glenn Weiss / Chris Rock /

Stars: 
Chris Rock  /  Emily Blunt  /  Charlize Theron
Take Flight
Take Flight

Take Flight   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 0

Director: Benicio del Toro / Daniel Askill /

Acting

2017
Atomic Blonde

as    Lorraine Broughton

2017
The Fate of the Furious

as    Cipher

2016
Journey to the Oscars

as    Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay

2016
Kubo and the Two Strings

as    Monkey (voice)

2016
The Huntsman: Winter's War

as    Ravenna

2016
The Last Face

as    Dr. Wren Petersen

2015
Dark Places

as    Libby Day

2015
Mad Max: Fury Road

as    Imperator Furiosa

2015
Take Flight

as    Herself

2014
2012
Prometheus

as    Meredith Vickers

2012
Snow White and the Huntsman

as    Queen Ravenna

2012
2011
Young Adult

as    Mavis Gary

2009
Astro Boy

as    Narrator

2009
The Road

as    Mother

2008
Hancock

as    Mary Embrey

2008
Sleepwalking

as    Joleen

2008
The Burning Plain

as    Sylvia/Mariana

2007
Battle in Seattle

as    Ella

2007
In the Valley of Elah

as    Detective Emily Sanders

2005
North Country

as    Josey Aimes

2005
Æon Flux

as    Aeon Flux

2004
Head in the Clouds

as    Gilda Bessé

2004
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

as    Britt Ekland

2003
Monster

as    Aileen

2003
The Italian Job

as    Stella Bridger

2002
Trapped

as    Karen Jennings

2002
Waking Up in Reno

as    Candy Kirkendall

2001
15 Minutes

as    Rose Hearn

2001
Sweet November

as    Sara

2001
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

as    Laura Kensington

2000
Men of Honor

as    Gwen Sunday

2000
Reindeer Games

as    Ashley Mercer

2000
The Legend of Bagger Vance

as    Adele Invergordon

2000
The Yards

as    Erica Soltz

1999
The Astronaut's Wife

as    Jillian Armacost

1999
The Cider House Rules

as    Candy Kendall

1998
Celebrity

as    Supermodel

1998
Mighty Joe Young

as    Jill Young

1997
Hollywood Confidential

as    Sally

1997
The Devil's Advocate

as    Mary Ann Lomax

1997
Trial and Error

as    Billie Tyler

1996
2 Days in the Valley

as    Helga Svelgen

1996
That Thing You Do!

as    Tina

1995
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

as    Eli's Follower

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