Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tɜːron], although she has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa is [θron]. She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more "American" sound. She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period she later characterised as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.

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Character : Aileen Wuornos

The Cider House Rules

Character : Candy Kendall

The Devil's Advocate

Character : Mary Ann Lomax


Sweet November

Character : Sara

Reindeer Games

Character : Ashley Mercer

15 Minutes

Character : Rose Hearn

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Character : Laura Kensington

The Astronaut's Wife

Character : Jillian Armacost

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Character : Britt Ekland

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Character : Adele Invergordon

The Road

Character : Mother

Waking Up in Reno

Character : Candy Kirkendall

In the Valley of Elah

Character : Detective Emily Sanders

Æon Flux

Character : Æon Flux

Men of Honor

Character : Gwen Sunday


Character : Mary Embrey


Character : Karen Jennings

2 Days in the Valley

Character : Helga Svelgen


Character : Supermodel

That Thing You Do!

Character : Tina

The Italian Job

Character : Stella Bridger

North Country

Character : Josey Aimes

Mighty Joe Young

Character : Jill Young

Battle in Seattle

Character : Ella

The Burning Plain

Character : Sylvia / Mariana


Character : Joleen

Astro Boy

Character : Narrator

Trial and Error

Character : Billie Tyler

Head in the Clouds

Character : Gilda Bessé

The Yards

Character : Erica Soltz


Character : Meredith Vickers

Young Adult

Character : Mavis Gary

Snow White and the Huntsman

Character : Queen Ravenna

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

Character : Herself

Dark Places

Character : Libby Day

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Character : Anna


Character : Elaine Markinson


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Long Shot

Character : Charlotte Field

Wikus and Charlize

Character : Charlize Theron

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Character : Ravenna

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

Character : Eli's Follower

Everything Nice

Character : Michaela (rumored)

Mad Max: Fury Road

Character : Imperator Furiosa

Kubo and the Two Strings

Character : Monkey (voice)

Atomic Blonde

Character : Lorraine Broughton

The Last Face

Character : Dr. Wren Petersen

The Fate of the Furious

Character : Cipher


Character : Marlo Moreau

Hollywood Confidential

Character : Sally

Take Flight

Character : Herself

Atomic Blonde 2

Character : Lorraine Broughton

Untitled Roger Ailes Project

Character : Megyn Kelly

The Addams Family

Character : Morticia Addams (voice)

The Old Guard

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The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa

Character : Self

Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road'

Character : Herself

Charlize Theron Tv Credits

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

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The View

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

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Arrested Development

Character : Rita Leeds

Inside the Actors Studio

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This Morning

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The Early Show

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The Colbert Report

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The Academy Awards

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

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Saturday Night Live

Character : Herself

The Academy Awards

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The Grand Tour

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The Orville

Character : Pria Lavesque

Hot Ones

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The Reichen Show

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Saturday Night Live

Character : Herself - Host

Goldene Kamera Verleihung

Character : herself


Character : herself

Desus & Mero

Character : Herself - Illustrious Guest