Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Movie Actress

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Full Name
Aug 7, 1975
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa. Her zodiac sign is Leo and her ethnicity is Afrikaner. She was raised by her parents, Gerda and Charles Theron, and her younger sister, Marike. As a young girl, she was trained in ballet and attended a dance school until the age of 16 when she had to quit due to an injury. After that, she focused on modeling and acting classes. 

Theron made her film debut in 1995 with the movie “Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest”. She then had roles in several other films such as “The Devil’s Advocate” (1997), “Mighty Joe Young” (1998), and “The Cider House Rules” (1999). In 2003, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie “Monster”, making her the first South African actress to win an Oscar. Since then, she has starred in popular films such as “Hancock” (2008), “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), and most recently “The Old Guard” (2020). 

Throughout her career, Theron has also been actively involved in philanthropy work. She founded an organization called The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which works to prevent HIV/AIDS among young people in South Africa through education and awareness programs. In addition to this, she has also served as a Global Ambassador for UNICEF since 2007.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Charlize Theron is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 7, 1975, Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, South Africa.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue a career in acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role in 2 Days in the Valley</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in her breakout role as Helga Svelgen in the movie 2 Days in the Valley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Monster.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Produces and Stars in Young Adult</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starrs and produces the dark comedy film Young Adult.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Produces Atomic Blonde</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Produces and stars in the action thriller Atomic Blonde.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in The Old Guard</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars alongside KiKi Layne in the action thriller The Old Guard.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlize Theron is an extremely talented actress. She has been nominated for numerous awards and has won several, including an Academy Award for her role in Monster. Her acting range is vast and she brings authenticity to all of her performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlize Theron is also an activist. She is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, as well as an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, AIDS research and education. She has also supported a number of other causes and charities over the years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Inspiring</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Charlize Theron is an inspiring woman who has achieved great success in her career while remaining humble and grateful. She is a strong believer in being true to yourself and following your dreams no matter what obstacles you may face.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Academy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlize Theron is an Academy Award-winning actress, winning the Best Actress award for her role in Monster in 2004.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Born in South Africa</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, South Africa, making her one of the few Oscar winners born outside of the United States.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Self Taught Ballroom Dancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlize Theron is a self-taught ballroom dancer, learning the steps from watching YouTube videos to prepare for her role in The Italian Job.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Humanitarian and Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Charlize Theron is a dedicated humanitarian and activist, working with a variety of charities and organizations to help those in need.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founded an African Youth Organization</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2007, Charlize Theron founded the Africa Outreach Project, a youth organization that works to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa.</p></div>


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