Charlize Theron

Biography

Date of Birth: 7 August 1975, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m) 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. 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.

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Birth Place

Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa

Birth Date

8/7/1975
Known For
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Mad Max: Fury Road

Imperator Furiosa

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Hancock

Mary

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The Italian Job

Stella Bridger

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Atomic Blonde

Lorraine Broughton

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Snow White & The Huntsman

Ravenna

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The Huntsman: Winter's War

Ravenna

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Monkey (voice)

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Monster

Aileen

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Fast & Furious 9

Cipher

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The Road

Mother

Starring In
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Fast X

Cipher

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The School for Good and Evil

Lady Lesso

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Clea

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The Addams Family 2

Morticia Addams (voice)

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Fast & Furious 9

Cipher

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The Old Guard

Andromache of Scythia / Andy

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Bombshell

Megyn Kelly

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The Addams Family

Morticia Addams (voice)

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Long Shot

Charlotte Field

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Tully

Marlo

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Gringo

Elaine Markinson

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Atomic Blonde

Lorraine Broughton

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The Fate of the Furious

Cipher

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The Last Face

Wren

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Monkey (voice)

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The Huntsman: Winter's War

Ravenna

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Imperator Furiosa

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Dark Places

Libby Day

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

Anna

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Prometheus

Meredith Vickers

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Snow White & The Huntsman

Ravenna

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Prometheus

Meredith Vickers

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Young Adult

Mavis Gary

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The Road

Mother

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Astro Boy

'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)

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Sleepwalking

Joleen

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The Burning Plain

Sylvia

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Hancock

Mary

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Battle in Seattle

Ella

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In the Valley of Elah

Det. Emily Sanders

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Oscarverleihung 2006

Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

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North Country

Josey Aimes

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Æon Flux

Æon Flux

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Britt Ekland

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Head In The Clouds

Gilda Bessé

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Herself (8 episodes, 1997-2007)

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Monster

Aileen

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The Italian Job

Stella Bridger

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Trapped

Karen

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Laura Kensington

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15 Minutes

Rose Hearn

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Sweet November

Sara Deever

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Waking Up in Reno

Candy Kirkendall

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Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

Herself - Narrator (voice)

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The Legend of Bagger Vance

Adele Invergordon

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Men of Honor

Gwen Sunday

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The Yards

Erica Stoltz

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Reindeer Games

Ashley Mercer

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The Cider House Rules

Candy Kendall

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The Astronaut's Wife

Jillian Armacost

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Mighty Joe Young

Jill Young

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Celebrity

Supermodel

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The Devil's Advocate

Mary Ann Lomax

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Trial and Error

Billie Tyler

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That Thing You Do!

Tina

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2 Days in the Valley

Helga Svelgen

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Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

Eli's Follower (uncredited)

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The Old Guard 2

Andy

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