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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 55 wins & 96 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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 2018/II Gringo (completed)
 2016 Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (Video short)
Model
 2014 Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (Video short)
Model
 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
Heroine
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
Woman
 2008 Hancock
Mary
 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
 2005 Æon Flux (Video Game)
Æon Flux (voice)
 2003 Monster
Aileen
 2002/I Trapped
Karen
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
Sally
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Other Works:

DVD commentary for Monster (2003) with Patty Jenkins and Clark Peterson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 45 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 62 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sharliz Teron

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on playing unglamorous characters yet posing for glamorous spreads] Well, guess what? I'm a sexual creature. There's nothing wrong with that. Why do we have to be ashamed of being so many different things? Why do we have to be only one thing, a good mother or a hooker? I don't think that what's under my clothes is evil. I'm a woman, I'm feminine. And I like the way I look. And I celebrate that. ... See more »

Trivia:

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category for her performance in Æon Flux (2005). However, she failed to receive a nomination (had she gotten the nomination, she would have been the first person to be nominated for both Leading Actress awards at the Oscars, for North Country (2005), and the ... See more »

Trademark:

Blonde hair and green eyes See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Leo

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