Charlize Theron Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Instagram, Age, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Superhero, Wikipedia, Children

Charlize Theron Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Instagram, Age, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Superhero, Wikipedia, Children

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Biography

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is a 46 years old academy award-winning South African-American actress and producer.

She is as much appreciated for her acting talents and admired for her glowing beauty.

She became regarded as a top actress by many for her roles in the movies; The Cider House Rules, The Devil’s Advocate, and Monster, a critically acclaimed film.

Charlize Theron has received several top awards and nominations throughout her blistering career.

She has received recognition including the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie, the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, the Saturn Award for Best Actress, and a host of other recognition.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Charlize Theron
Born: 7 August 1975 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth: Benoni, South Africa
Nationality: South African, American
Parents: Charles Jacobus Theron, Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz
Children: Jackson Theron, August Theron
Height: 1.77 m
Siblings: N/A
Boyfriend • Husband: Craig Bierko (ex.), Stephan Jenkins (ex.), Stuart Townsend (ex.), Sean Penn (ex.),
Occupation: Actress • Filmmaker
Net Worth: US$160 million

Early Life

Charlize Theron was brought to life in Africa- Benoni, South Africa, on August 7, 1975. However, both her parents are American, which makes her a South African and an American.

She grew up in South Africa as the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz (mother) and Charles Jacobus Theron (father).

During her childhood, her father, who was an abusive alcoholic, physically attacked her mother, who in turn shot and killed him in self-defence.

From a young age, Charlize Theron was artistically inclined and loved dancing. Her passion won her a modelling contract as a teenager, where she had to move to Italy with her mother. She modelled through different cities in Europe for a year.

Her first artistic passion was dancing. However, a knee injury forced her to abandon this passion. Then her mother encouraged her to pursue a career in acting instead.

Education

Charlize Theron schooled at the Putfontein Primary School and later enrolled at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She is fluent in both English and Afrikaans. She also studied at the Joffrey Ballet School, where she received training as a ballet dancer for a few months.

Career

Charlize Theron went to Los Angeles to pitch for a career in acting when she was 19 years old. By chance, she bumped into a talent agent named John Crosby in a Hollywood Boulevard bank. He then introduced her to casting agents.
Then she got her first film role in 1995. After that, she played a non-speaking role in a direct-to-video film titled Children of the Corn III. Nonetheless, she landed her first speaking role the year after in a film titled 2 Days in the Valley in 1996.

In 1997, Charlize Theron starred in a mystery thriller, titled The Devil’s Advocate, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same title. The film also had Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in leading roles.

She portrayed Candy Kendall in a movie adaptation of The Cider House Rules in 1999. The film mostly received positive reviews. It also won two Academy Awards.

Furthermore, she teamed up with Keanu Reeves once again in a romantic drama titled Sweet November in 2001. Finally, in one of her best-known performances, she appeared as a serial killer called Aileen Wuornos, who is a former prostitute turned murderer, in a 2003 crime film titled Monster. Her performance was critically acclaimed, which also earned her several awards and recognitions.

She played Britt Ekland in a 2004 film titled The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a movie about the life of an English comedian named Peter Sellers. Stephen Hopkins directed the film.

In 2005, she was cast as a protagonist called Josey Aimes in a drama film titled North Country. She played the role of a woman who stood up against the rampant sexual harassment in her workplace. Her performance won a nomination for an Academy Award.

Charlize Theron produced and starred in a dramatic film titled Sleepwalking, and in 2009, she appeared as Sylvia in a drama film titled The Burning Plain; Guillermo Arriaga directed it.

Furthermore, she played in a fantasy and adventure film titled Snow White and the Huntsman, released in 2012. The film experienced substantial commercial success even though it received mixed critical reviews.

In 2012, Charlize Theron took on the character of villain in two big-budgeted films. She also played Evil Queen Ravenna (Snow White’s evil stepmother) in Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, and featured as a crew member with a secret plan in Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus.

On 10 May 2014, Charlize Theron hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC. In the same year, she took on the role of the wife of an infamous sheepherder in a western comedy film titled A Million Ways to Die in the West. Seth MacFarlane directed the film.

In 2015, she portrayed the sole survivor of the massacre of her family in a movie adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel titled Dark PlacesGilles Paquet-Brenner directed it.

Furthermore, she starred as Imperator Furiosa in a film titled Mad Max: Fury Road, in 2015, alongside Tom Hardy. The film received widespread critical acclaim, with most of the praise going towards Charlize Theron for the dominant nature taken by her character. As a result, the film recorded a considerable profit of US$378.4 million globally.

Charlize Theron reprised her role as Queen Ravenna in a 2016 film titled The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which was a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. However, It was a critical and commercial failure.
In 2016, she also played a physician and activist who works in West Africa in a little-seen romantic drama film titled The Last Face.

In 2017, Charlize Theron starred as the main antagonist in a film titled The Fate of the Furious. She played the role of a spy on the eve of the collapse of the famous Berlin Wall in 1989 in Atomic Blonde, which is an adaptation of the graphic novel called The Coldest City. With a global gross of US$1.2 billion, The Fate of The Furious became Charlize Theron‘s most widely seen film.

In the black comedy Tully, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, she portrayed the character of an overwhelmed mother of three in 2018.

And in 2019, Charlize Theron produced and starred in a romantic comedy film titled Long Shot, alongside Seth Rogen, which was directed by Jonathan Levine, playing a U.S. Secretary of State who reconnects with a journalist she used to babysit.

She next starred as Megyn Kelly in a drama titled Bombshell, which she also co-produced and was directed by Jay Roach. Then she produced and starred in a film titled The Old Guard, alongside KiKi Layne for Netflix, which was released in July 2020. Next, she reprised her role as Cipher in F9, which was initially set for release on 22 May 2020 but delayed to June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was announced in February 2021 that Charlize Theron would be playing the role of Lady Lesso in an upcoming film titled The School for Good and Evil in 2021.

Awards & Achievements

Charlize Theron is an enormous South African-born American actress and producer who has deservedly received several awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

In addition, she has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards, two Academy Awards, and one Primetime Emmy Award. In 2005, Charlize Theron was handed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her immense contributions to the motion picture industry.

In 1999, she appeared in Lasse Hallström‘s drama titled The Cider House Rules. For her role, she won the Bambi Award for Shooting Star: Female and gained a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.

Charlize Theron‘s breakthrough role in a critically acclaimed biographical crime drama titled Monster in 2003 won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In 2005, she starred in Niki Caro‘s drama titled North Country, portraying the role of a single mother experiencing sexual harassment. Her performance won the Hollywood Actress Award, the Desert Palm Achievement Award.

In addition, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In 2019, Charlize Theron starred in Jay Roach‘s drama titled Bombshell. Her performance in the film earned her nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Awards for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Social Media

For the fame, celebrity status, and the love fans have for her, Charlize Theron has become one of the most followed celebrities in the world.

The South African sensation has over 6.7 million followers and boasts over 72 and seven million likes on Facebook. She also maintains thousands of followers on Twitter.

Charlize Theron‘s verified social media accounts are as follows;

  • Instagram: @charlizeafrica
  • Twitter: @CharlizeTheron
  • Facebook: Charlize Theron

Personal Life

Charlize Theron has been touted by many to be one of the hottest actresses in contemporary American films. She is pretty tall on screen and has an actual height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.77 m) and 55 kg (121 lbs). Her breast/bra size is 34 B, waist 24 inches, and hips 36 inches. Her dress is size 2 (US). The American actress has blonde hair, and her eyes are green.

Charlize Theron‘s first public relationship was with an actor called Craig Bierko. The relationship began in 1995 and ended in 1997.

Later on, she was in a three-year relationship with a singer named Stephan Jenkins until October 2001. Nevertheless, Charlize Theron began a relationship with an Irish actor named Stuart Townsend in 2001 after meeting him on the set of the movie Trapped. The pair lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland. However, she separated from Stuart Townsend in late 2009.

In December 2013, she started dating an American actor named Sean Penn, and in December 2014, the duo was rumoured to be engaged. However, Charlize Theron ended their relationship in June 2015.

Charlize Theron is the mother of a boy named Jackson Theron, who she adopted in 2010. Since childhood, she has been interested in adoption, when she became aware of orphanages and the overflowing numbers of children in them. Hence, she has adopted two children: a girl called Jackson Theron (who is a transgender girl) in March 2012 and another girl named August Theron in July 2015.

In April 2019, Charlize Theron revealed that one of her daughters Jackson Theron, then seven years old, is a trans girl.
She has been involved with various charities. She launched the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (COP) in 2007, aimed at helping African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Charlize Theron revealed that she gained inspiration from legendary actresses Sue Ane Langdon and Sigourney Weaver to become an actress. She also revealed that she admires American actor Tom Hanks.

Charlize Theron‘s hobbies include dancing, acting, shopping, and reading. Her favourite food includes; pasta, pizza, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Her best colours are black and white.

Net Worth

Charlize Theron is a South African-born actress, model, and producer who has accumulated a net worth of US$160 million. Outside of her acting career, she is a highly paid brand endorser for companies such as Christian Dior and Raymond Weil.

In addition, her endorsement and film earnings make her consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers globally, with an annual income that falls in the region of $30-40 million.

In 2007, she paid a whopping $2.75 million for a penthouse apartment in the famous Broadway Hollywood Lofts building, which was formally a department store in the 1920s and 1930s.

However, she sold the penthouse at a loss of $1.75 million in 2016. It was reported that the buyer was Netflix’s co-founder and co-CEO named Reed Hastings.

Charlize Theron was also included in Forbes’ list of the richest actresses, in ninth place for 2019. In 2005, Charlize Theron paid $1.8 million for a decent apartment in West Hollywood, California. However, she placed the house for sale for $1.9 million in September 2020.

Filmography

Movies

  • 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest as Eli’s Follower
  • 1996 2 Days in the Valley as Helga Svelgen
  • 1996 That Thing You Do! as Tina Powers
  • 1997 Trial and Error as Billie Tyler
  • 1997 The Devil’s Advocate as Mary Ann Lomax
  • 1998 Celebrity as Supermodel
  • 1998 Mighty Joe Young as Jill Young
  • 1999 The Astronaut’s Wife as Jillian Armacost
  • 1999 The Cider House Rules as Candy Kendall
  • 2000 Reindeer Games as Ashley Mercer
  • 2000The Yards as Erica Stoltz
  • 2000 Men of Honor as Gwen Sunday
  • 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance as Adele Invergordon
  • 2001 Sweet November as Sara Deever
  • 2001 15 Minutes as Rose Hearn
  • 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion as Laura Kensington
  • 2002 Trapped as Karen Jennings
  • 2002 Waking Up in Reno as Candy Kirkendall
  • 2003 The Italian Job as Stella Bridger
  • 2003 Monster as Aileen Wuornos
  • 2004 Head in the Clouds as Gilda Bessé
  • 2005 North Country as Josey Aimes
  • 2006 East of Havana
  • 2007 In the Valley of Elah as Det. Emily Sanders
  • 2007 Battle in Seattle as Ella
  • 2008 Sleepwalking as Joleen Reedy
  • 2008 Hancock as Mary Embrey
  • 2009 The Burning Plain as Sylvia
  • 2009 The Road as Wife
  • 2009 Astro Boy as Narrator’s voice
  • 2011 Young Adult as Mavis Gary
  • 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman as Queen Ravenna
  • 2012 Prometheus as Meredith Vickers
  • 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Anna
  • 2015 Dark Places as Libby Day
  • 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa
  • 2016 The Huntsman: Winter’s War as Queen Raven
  • 2017 The Last Face as Wren Petersen
  • 2017 Kubo and the Two Strings as Monkey’s voice
  • 2017 Brain on Fire
  • 2017 Atomic Blonde as Lorraine Broughton
  • 2018 The Fate of the Furious as Cipher
  • 2018 Tully as Marlo
  • 2018 Gringo as Elaine Markinson
  • 2019 Long Shot as Charlotte Field
  • 2019 Murder Mystery
  • 2019 The Addams Family as Morticia Addams’ voice
  • 2019 Bombshell as Megyn Kelly
  • 2020 The Old Guard as Andy / Andromache of Scythia
  • 2021 F9 as Cipher
  • 2021 The Addams Family 2 Morticia Addams’ voice
  • 2022 The School for Good and Evil as Lady Lesso (Post-production)

TV Shows

  • 1997 Hollywood Confidential as Sally Bowen
  • 2000 Saturday Night Live as Host (Episode: “Charlize Theron / Paul Simon”)
  • 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Britt Ekland
  • 2005 Arrested Development as Rita Leeds (5 episodes)
  • 2006 Robot Chicken as Daniel’s Mom / Mother / Waitress’s voice (Episode: “Book of Corrine”)
  • 2013 Hatfields & McCoys
  • 2014 Saturday Night Live as Host (Episode: “Charlize Theron / The Black Keys”)
  • 2017 Girlboss (Executive producer; 13 episodes)
  • 2017 The Orville as Pria Lavesque (Episode: “Pria”)
  • 2017–2019 Mindhunte (Executive producer; 19 episodes)
  • 2019 Hyperdrive (Executive producer; 10 episodes)
  • 2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride as Fezzik (Episode: “Have Fun Storming The Castle!”)



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