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Charlize Theron


Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa
(2015)
Monster
Monster Aileen
(2003)
Prometheus
Prometheus Meredith Vickers
(2012)
Hancock
Hancock Mary
(2008)

Filmography

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 2019 Flarsky (filming)
 2018 Tully (completed)
Marlo
 2018 Gringo (completed)
 2017 The Orville (TV Series)
Pria Lavesque
- Pria (2017) ... Pria Lavesque
 2017 The Fate of the Furious
Cipher
 2017 Atomic Blonde
Lorraine Broughton
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Monkey (voice)
 2016 The Last Face
Wren
 2016 Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (Video short)
Model
 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
Imperator Furiosa
 2015 Dark Places
Libby Day
 2014 Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (Video short)
Model
 2012/I Prometheus
Meredith Vickers
 2011 Young Adult
Mavis Gary
 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
Heroine
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
Woman
 2008 The Burning Plain
Sylvia
 2008 Hancock
Mary
 2008 Sleepwalking
Joleen
 2007 Battle in Seattle
Ella
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Det. Emily Sanders
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress
- Book of Corrine (2006) ... Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress (voice)
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Rita
- The Ocean Walker (2005) ... Rita
- Notapusy (2005) ... Rita
- Mr. F (2005) ... Rita
- Forget Me Now (2005) ... Rita
- For British Eyes Only (2005) ... Rita
 2005 Æon Flux
Aeon Flux
 2005 Æon Flux (Video Game)
Æon Flux (voice)
 2005 North Country
Josey Aimes
 2004 Head in the Clouds
Gilda Bessé
 2003 Monster
Aileen
 2003 The Italian Job
Stella Bridger
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Candy Kirkendall
 2002/I Trapped
Karen
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Laura Kensington
 2001 15 Minutes
Rose Hearn
 2001 Sweet November
Sara Deever
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Adele Invergordon
 2000 Men of Honor
Gwen Sunday
 2000 The Yards
Erica Soltz
 2000 Reindeer Games
Ashley
 1999 The Cider House Rules
Candy Kendall
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
Jillian Armacost
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Jill Young
 1998 Celebrity
Supermodel
 1997 The Devil's Advocate
Mary Ann Lomax
 1997 Trial and Error
Billie Tyler
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
Sally
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Tina
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Helga Svelgen
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Eli's Follower (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2009, Fall, Winter 2011 - Winter, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall/Winter 2013, Spring 2014) TV commercial for J'Adore Dior Parfum with Marilyn Monroe (archive footage) and Grace Kelly (archive footage). See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 48 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 63 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sharliz Teron

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't know how to say this without sounding strange. But I feel like having this tragedy [her mother shot her father] at such a young age has given me a leg up from other people. Because, man, from 16, I knew the value of life and I knew how quickly it could be taken away. And from that moment on, I made a choice to either swim or to drown, you know? See more »

Trivia:

Has two adopted children: a son named Jackson Theron (b. November 2011, adopted March 2012) and a daughter named August Theron (adopted July 2015). See more »

Trademark:

Statuesque, model-like figure See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Leo

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