South African born American actress Charlize Theron came into the limelight in later 1990s with 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.
Charlize Theron was born on the 7th of August 1975, in Benoni, South Africa. She’s currently 44 years old.
|Birth Name||Charlize Theron|
|Date of Birth||August 7, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Benoni, South Africa|
|Age||44 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Film Producer|
|Nationality||South African, American|
|Ethnicity||French, German, Dutch and Afrikaner|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Charlize Theron is the only child to her parents Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. Her great-great-uncle was a famed Second Boer War figure, Danie Theron.
Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein). At 13, she enrolled at a boarding school called National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, from her she completed the formal school education.
Charlize Theron Love Life
Charlize Theron is possibly single who in an interview with a magazine in April of this year, told that she has been single for the past 10 years. It isn’t that easy to find her love, she added.
The fact, however, was that she dated American actor, Sean Penn from 2013 to 2015. The two got engaged in November 2014 only to end their relationship in June 2015.
In 2017, major news outlets ran stories on Charlize dating a Canadian model, Gabriel Aubry. They both met at a school in Los Angeles and began dating each other therein. But, she denied all allegations related to her dating Aubry.
Her past relationships include Craig Bierko (1995-1997), Stephan Jenkins (1997-2001), and Stuart Townsend (2001-2010). She was also rumored to be dating Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in 2010, Ryan Reynolds in 2011, Alexander Skarsgård in 2012 and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2015.
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.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9½ inches|
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 55 kg|
Pounds – 121 lbs
|Shoe Size||9.5 (US) / 40 (EU)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
Theron made her film debut with the 1995 film “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 the role of a woman suffering from 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 Favorite Things
- Favorite Accessory – Sunglasses
- Favorite Color – White, Black
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – charlizetheron
- Instagram – charlizeafrica
- Twitter – charlizeafrica
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 modeling throughout Europe.
She moved to the US at the age of 19 wanting to become an actress.
Charlize 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.
Charlize 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.
Theron is involved with various charities and she founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to help African youth in their fight against HIV/AIDS.
In 2016, Time named her in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
She has two cocker spaniels named Denver and Delilah. She named her production company after them.
In 2007, she was granted the United States citizenship while retaining her South African citizenship.