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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.

Aug 8, 1975 In Benoni - Gauteng - South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie Everything Nice
Najnowszy projekt:
Film American Express 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Prometeusz
Poster of Kobieta na skraju dojrzałości
Poster of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Poster of Ślepy tor
Film Everything Nice Michaela (rumored) 2018
Film Untitled Vigilante/Crime Project 2018
Film American Express 2017-12-31
Film Szybcy i wściekli 8 Cipher 2017-04-12
Film Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton 2017-07-28
Film Kubo i dwie struny Monkey (voice) 2016-08-18
Film The Last Face Dr. Wren Petersen 2016-05-20
Film Łowca i Królowa Lodu Ravenna 2016-04-06
Film Dark Places Libby Day 2015-03-31
Film Mad Max: Na drodze gniewu Imperator Furiosa 2015-05-13
Film Take Flight Herself 2015-12-11
Film Milion sposobów, jak zginąć na Zachodzie Anna 2014-05-22
Film Królewna Śnieżka i Łowca Queen Ravenna 2012-05-30
Film The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Herself 2012-10-11
Film Prometeusz Meredith Vickers 2012-05-30
Film Kobieta na skraju dojrzałości Mavis Gary 2011-12-16
Film Wikus and Charlize Charlize Theron 2010-04-01
Film Droga Mother 2009-11-25
Film Astro Boy Narrator 2009-10-15
Film Hancock Mary Embrey 2008-07-01
Film Granice miłości Sylvia/Mariana 2008-07-11
Seria Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Film Sleepwalking Joleen 2008-01-14
Film Bitwa w Seattle Ella 2007-09-07
Film In the Valley of Elah Detective Emily Sanders 2007-08-31
Seria The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film Æon Flux Æon Flux 2005-11-30
Film Daleka północ Josey Aimes 2005-02-12
Film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland 2004-05-21
Film Głowa w chmurach Gilda Bessé 2004-04-29
Seria Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Włoska robota Stella Bridger 2003-05-30
Film Monster Aileen 2003-11-16
Seria The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Seria Arrested Development Rita 2003-11-02
Film Trapped Karen Jennings 2002-09-20
Film Waking Up in Reno Candy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Film 15 minut Rose Hearn 2001-03-01
Film Słodki listopad Sara 2001-02-16
Film Klątwa skorpiona Laura Kensington 2001-08-05
Film Uwikłany Ashley Mercer 2000-02-25
Film Ślepy tor Erica Soltz 2000-04-27
Film Siła i honor Gwen Sunday 2000-09-13
Film Nazywał się Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon 2000-11-02
Film The Cider House Rules Candy Kendall 1999-12-17
Film Żona astronauty Jillian Armacost 1999-08-26
Seria The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Film Mighty Joe Young Jill Young 1998-12-25
Film Celebrity Supermodel 1998-09-07
Film Adwokat diabła Mary Ann Lomax 1997-10-17
Seria The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Trial and Error Billie Tyler 1997-05-30
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Dwa dni z życia doliny Helga Svelgen 1996-09-11
Film That Thing You Do! Tina 1996-10-04
Film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Eli's Follower 1995-09-12
Seria Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Seria Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seria This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Seria Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Seria Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Seria The Academy Awards Charlize Theron 1953-03-18
Seria Today Unknown 1952-01-14