Charlize Theron Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career and More

Charlize Theron Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career and More
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Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | January 29, 2019


Charlize Theron was born on Aug 7, 1975, in South Africa. She is a South African-born actress, who was noted for her versatility and earned an Academy Award for best actress for her performance as a real-life serial killer in Monster in 2003. Charlize Theron raised on a farm near Benoni, South Africa. She has been active since 1995.

Charlize Theron Early life

Charlize Theron

Theron was born in Benoni; she is the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta and Charles Jacobus Theron. Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great uncle. She belongs to Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German, her FFRench forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. Her surname “Theron” is an Occitan surname which pronounced in Afrikaans as Tron.

Theron was raised on her parents’ farm in Benoni near Johannesburg. On June 21, 1991, her father, an alcoholic, threatened both teenaged Charlize and her mother while drunk, by attacking her mother.

As for as education of Theron is concerned, she went to Putfontein Primary School. At the age of 13, she was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in speaking English, her first language id Afrikan.

Charlize Theron  Career

Theron seeks her career as a dancer. At the age of 16, she won a one-year modeling contract at a local competition in Salerno, and with her mom, she moved to Milan, Italy. After she spent a year in modeling through Europe, she with her mom, moved to the US by reaching New York City. In New York, she went to Joffrey Ballet School, where she got the training to be a ballet dancer. She learned dancing until a knee injury shut her career path.

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Charlize Theron

When Theron reached at the age of 19, then she flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, she was attending to work in the film industry. In the start, she went Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a cheque her mother provided her to help with the rent. When the teller refused to cash it, Theron engaged in a shouting match with him. Talent agent, John Crosby, who was watching all this, handed her his business card, so he introduced her to the casting agent’s and then to an acting school. She later fired him as her manager after she kept sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species.

After a struggle of several months in the city, she made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest in 1995. Her first speaking role was a supporting but significant as a hit woman in “2 days in the valley” in 1996. After that, the luck opened a lot of doors to her, and she got many opportunities to prove herself. She was on the cover of Jan 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the “white hot venus.” She also emerged on the cover of May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine.

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Charlize Theron Success

She cast in the five films in 2000, so this year was very important for Theron. She performed in the films including “the yard, men of honor, sweet Nov and Reindeer Games.” She cast as serial killer Aileen in Monster in 2003. Critics called it as one of the most excellent performances in the history of the cinema. For her role, she won Academy Award for Best Actress at the 76th Academy awards in Feb 2004. Also, she received Screen Actors Guild award and the Golden Globe Award.

Charlize Theron

Theron is the first South African to win Oscar for best actress. She then became one of the highest paid actresses he Hollywood in 2006. Her films, North Country and Aeon Flux, provided her 7th rank. She was known as the most desirable woman in 20003.

In 2005, Theron portrayed Rita’s love interest, on the third season of Fox’s TV series “arrested development.”

She named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the year in the year of 2008. The same year, she starred with Will Smith in the film “Hancock.”

In Dec 2009, she co-presented the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, where several other celebrities of South African nationality were present.

She also performed in the film “snow white and the Huntsman,” which released in 2012.

In 2015, she played Libby Day, the lead role in the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places, whose director was Brenner. She also has a producer credit.

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Theron reprised her role as Queen Ravenna in the fantasy epic The Huntsman: Winter’s War a sequel to Snow White and The Huntsmen. The film released in April 2016.

In 2017, Theron cast in “the fate of the furious” where she played Cipher, who is the main antagonist of the entire series.

Charlize Theron  Personal life

Charlize Theron

In the year of 2007, Theron became a naturalized citizen of the US, while retaining her South African citizenship.

She has two children; both are adopted. In March 2012, she adopted a boy. In July 2015, she adopted a girl. Her residence is in Los Angeles.

Theron dated Irish actor Townsend in 2002. They split in 2010. In Dec 2013, she began dating actor Sean Penn. The pair announced their engagement in Dec 2004, but they ended their relationship in June 2015.

Charlize Theron Facts

As a child, Theron had suffered from Jaundice that also causes her dental problems. She had no teeth until the age of 11. Due to disease of Jaundice in her childhood, she used to take a lot of antibiotics that rotted her teeth.

While filming in Berlin, Germany, Theron suffered a herniated disc in her neck, caused by a fall while filming a series of back handsprings. It required her to wear a neck brace for about a month.

In July 2009, she was diagnosed with a serious stomach virus, thought to contracted while overseas. During the filming of “the road,” she injured her vocal cords while labor screaming scenes.

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