Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer and fashion model. She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won theAcademy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. 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 Jason Reitman’s 2011 film Young Adult.
In the late 2000s, she moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. In 2006, she produced the documentary East of Havana. She had producing credits on the films The Burning Plain (2008) and Dark Places (2015), both of which she starred in. In 2012, she played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. She will reprise her role of Queen Ravenna in the 2016 prequel film The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
Height: 5’71/2” / 177 cm
Weight: 121 lbs / 55 kg
Shoe size: 9.5 / 41 (EU)
Dress size: 2 (US)
Bra size: 34B
Measurements: 36-24-36 in / 91.5-61-91.5 cm
Hair Color: Dyed Blonde
Eye Color: Gre
Name: Charlize Theron
Date of Birth: August 07, 1975
Place of Birth: Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Education: Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), National School of the Arts in Johannesburg,
Facebook: Charlize Theron
- Craig Bierko (1995-1997)
- Stephan Jenkins (1997-2000)
- Stuart Townsend (2001-2010)
- Keanu Reeves (2009-2010)
- Jeremy Renner (2010)
- Alexander Skarsgård (2012)
- Sean Penn (2014-2015)
- Jackson Theron (Adopted in March 2012)
Awards and Honors:
- Oscar for Best Actress for Monster
- Oscar Nomination for North Country
- A star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
- Voted “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2007 by Esquire Magazine
- Silver Bear Award for Monster
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Monster
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Monster
Hobbies and Interests: Ballet, Reading
Favorite Color: White, Black
Favorite Food: Pasta, pizza, fresh fruit
Favorite Music: Blues
Favorite Perfume: Christian Dior Eau de Dolce Vita
Favorite Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Favorite Sports: Fitness
Favorite Movie: Rear Window
Favorite TV Show: –
- Her ancestry includes French, German, Dutch.
- Her mother tongue is Afrikaans but she also speaks fluent English (in American accent).
- She became the citizen of United States of America in May 2007 and has also retained her South African citizenship.
- Charlize appeared in a music video “Crossfire” by Brandon Flowers in 2010.
- She worked as an actress as well as producer in movies like Monster (2003), Sleepwalking (2008), Young Adult (2011).
- She is an active member of PETA. She has also appeared in PETA’s anti-fur ad campaign.
- Charlize Theron is involved with Women’s Rights organizations.
- She had a traumatic childhood. Her mother shot and killed Charlize’s alcoholic, abusive father in 1991 when he attacked both of them. The shooting was ruled to be in self-defense, so Charlize’s mother faced no charges.
- She became fashion model when she was 14.
- She is the second actress (the first was Kim Basinger) to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine.
- Charlize Theron owns and rides a Harley Davidson bike.
- Her official website is www.charlizeafricaoutreach.org.
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