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Charlize Theron Wiki/Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Movies, Net Worth

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975 ) is a South African – American actress, producer and fashion model as well as Golden Globe / Oscar winner. She currently resides in Los Angeles. In 2003, she was the Oscar – winner for the best actress for her portrayal of the serial killer Aileen Wuorno in the movie Monster, which made her the first African to receive the award in that category. Two years later he received a second time an Academy Award nomination for her performance in North Country. Since 2007, Theron is a US citizen , although she still retains her South African citizenship.

Quick Facts
August 7, 1975
Age 48 years
Birth place Benoni, South Africa
Height 1.77 m
Occupation American-South African actress
Children August Theron, Jackson Theron


Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni in the then Transvaal province as the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz)  and Charles Jacobus Theron. She grew up on a holding near Benoni, where she was at Putfontein Primary School from 1982 to 1988. At Die Kruin School for Art, Music, Ballet and Drama in Parktown, Johannesburg, where she lived from 1989 to 1989. 1993, among other things, taking ballet, she was very popular with the girls according to her former ballet teacher. Although Theron speaks English fluently, her mother tongue is Afrikaans.

Her mother, Gerda, shot her father, Charles, in 1991 with his own weapon from self-defense after drunkenness and domestic violence reached a breaking point in their home. (Charlize was 15 at the time.) Gerda was not charged for his death.

Personal life

From 1997 to 2001 she maintained a romantic relationship with Stephan Jenkins , vocalist of the band Third Eye Blind . Later she began a relationship with the Irish actor Stuart Townsend , with whom she starred in the films Trapped (2002) and Head in the Clouds (2004), however the couple separated in 2010 after being approximately nine years together. In May 2007, Theron became a US citizen, although she still retains South African citizenship.  On March 14, 2012, it was confirmed to the press that he adopted a boy named Jackson. Which feels like a girl instead of a boy, as confirmed in April 2019 claiming to be proud of the girl. Since December 2013 he maintained a relationship with American actor Sean Penn but was completed in June of 2015 .


The young Charlize went to America to make a name in Hollywood and was eventually spotted by a talent seeker. Her first role on the international silver cloth was in 1995 in Children of the Corn III .

Then followed roles in box office hits such as The Italian Job (2004) and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Waking Up in Reno , Trapped and Reindeer Games (2000), The Cider House Rules and The Astronaut’s Wife (1999), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and The Devil’s Advocate (1997). Her list of films also includes Two Days in the Valley and That Thing You Do (1996), Trial and Error (1997), Celebrity (1998), The Yards , Men of Honor andThe Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), 15 Minutes , Sweet November and When I was a Girl (2001). She also starred in the TV hit Hollywood Confidential in 1997 .

Theron’s experience in these diverse roles eventually enabled her to release the demanding role in writer-director Patty Jenkins’s Monster . Initially, it was expected that the film would not get a big deduction from the general public, but when the awards began to roll in, that expectation was proven wrong. Theron also starred in Head in the Clouds (2004), Aeon Flux Class Action (2005) and The Ice at the Bottom of the World (2006).

She and actor Stuart Townsend were a couple between 2001 and 2010.

Key achievements

In 2004, at the age of 28, Charlize Theron became the first South African silver-cloth actress to win the prestigious Oscar award. With that, she has set the crown on a career that already includes several Hollywood hits and awards.

She won the Oscar for her role in Monster , which deals with the life of Aileen Wuornos (see information box), a lesbian serial killer who was executed in the US on October 9, 2002 for the murder of seven male clients. While Wuornos’ life story of harassment that included violence, rape, incest , teenage pregnancy and prostitution made tremendous demands on Theron as an actress, she also had to radically adjust her outward appearance (including weight gain) to deal with the neglected and homeless prostitute’s hard life. could reproduce.

Theron also received a Golden Globe award for this role in addition to the Oscar and in 2004, together with Sandino Moreno, was named Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. (Moreno shared the award for her role in Maria Full of Grace .) Theron also won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and several awards praised by critics. In addition, she Sample worked not only for the cameras, but also acted as producer.

After her victory at the Oscar night, Theron made a brief visit to her native country, where she interviewed President Thabo Mbeki and former President Nelson Mandela , attended a charity ball and announced she was going to help to set up a laboratory where DNA tests are done to speed up rape cases. She has previously acted in a controversial advertising campaign against the rape of women in South Africa.

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