Charlize Theron is an exceptional actress who have reached the climax of her career by hard work, dedication and pure passion. She have been in the Hollywood industry for decades and is a dual citizen of South-Africa and America.
Charlize is a great influencer to many, which is why she channels this energy in being an activist for women’s right and same sex marriage.
This article contains facts about her biography, net worth and many more.
Charlize Theron Profile
- Full Name: Charlize Theron
- Age: 45
- Nationality: South-African and American
- State of origin: Benoni
- State of Residence: Los Angeles
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Actress.
Charlize Theron Age
Charlize Theron was born on the 7 August 1975 in Benoni, South Africa. Charlize was brought up in a troubled home as her dad was a alcohol addict. She has no siblings as being the only child of her parents.
Charlize family when the settled in South Africa adopted Afrikaner ways and became one of them. However her ancestry before migration can be traced to Dutch, German and the French Huguenot settlers in South Africa.
On the 21st June 1991, tragedy struck the Theron’s family as Charlize’s father was killed by her mother who was desperately trying to defend herself and Charlize from the bullets of his gun. Charges were dropped as the court rule the case as self defense.
Charlize Theron Education
Charlize started her basic education at Putfontein Primary School. During her stay in the school, Charlize reported that she did not enjoy her early school years as she was ill with jaundice.
Charlize went to boarding school called, National School of the Arts in Johannesburg when she became a teenager.
Charlize wanting to be a performer attended Joffrey Ballet School, New York where she received training to become a ballet dancer until a major knee injury.
Charlize Theron Career
Charlize started off her career as a model in Europe at the age of 16. Her mother was always by her side each country she traveled to. However, things went down the hill after her knee injury at Joffrey Ballet School.
Charlize was at the crossroad of her life when she came in contact with a talent agent John Crosby who made her attend an acting school.
In 1995, Charlize got a non-verbal role in a horror movie Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest. A year later she got her debut speaking role in the movie 2 Days in the Valley as the hit-woman Helga Svelgen.
Within the early stages of her acting career, Charlize was referred by an agent to J.J. Harris who ended up being her mentor. Charlize reveal that Harris often times expose her to various genres of movies which helped her in becoming a movie producer.
In 1997, Charlize started gaining grounds in Hollywood and received good acting roles with icons such as Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in the film “Devil’s Advocate”. This movie was a commercial success.
In 1998, Charlize revealed her talent by switching to a character of a caring Ally and protector of a gigantic gorilla called Joe in the movie “Mighty Joe Young”. This was a down turn as the movie flopped in box office.
In 1999, Charlize filed a lawsuit against Playboy magazine for using her model picture as their cover page without her consent.
Charlize played several roles in movies such as Reindeer Games, The Yards, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Men of Honor, Sweet November, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, and Trapped in the early 2000s.
In 2003, Theron starred heist movie “The Italian Job”. This heist movie was a huge commercial success of about US$176 million worldwide.
Also in the same year, Charlize starred in the movie “Monster” and a major Critic, Roger Ebert expressed his satisfaction in Charlize’s performance in the movie.
This was the huge break she had longed for as a South-African, as she was the first South African to received an Oscar for Best actress and others awards for her act in the movie.
In 2008, Charlize was appointed as United Nations Messenger of Peace from then till date. Other of Charlize’s movies includes North Country, Æon Flux, In the Valley of Elah, Sanders, Battle in Seattle and she voiced in Astro Boy.
In 2012, Charlize also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman as Queen Ravenna and in 2014, she starred in “A Million Ways to Die in the West” as Anna. Charlize other movies are Mad Max: Fury Road, The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
In 2017, she starred in Atomic Blonde as Lorraine Broughton and The Fate of the Furious as Cipher. In 2018, she starred in Tully as Marlo and in Gringo as Elaine Markinson.
In 2019, she starred in Long Shot as Charlotte Field, produced Murder Mystery and starred in Bombshell as Megyn Kelly. In 2020, during the locked down due to the global pandemic, she released another movie ‘The Old Guard’.
Charlize is an influencer and an activist, she owns a project called the The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project(CTAOP) which she set up in 2007, as her own way of giving back to society.
Charlize’s organization helps to address the youth on diseases such as HIV/AIDs and the prevention of violence against females in her home town and other Sub-Saharan African countries.
Charlize in 2018, had an endorsement deal and became a brand ambassador for Breitling together with Brad Pitt, Daniel Wu and Adam Driver.
Charlize Theron Relationship
Charlize dated a rock star musician Stephan Jenkins for three years until 2001 when the relationship was over. In 2002, Charlize started another relationship with Stuart Townsend an Irish actor.
They lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland. After 8 years the relationship was put to an end. Theron being an attractive young lady was in another relationship with an American actor Sean Penn in 2013.
Although there were rumours of their engagement party in December 2014, Charlize cut off their relationship in June 2015.
Theron has two adopted children Jackson (in 2012) and August (July, 2015). In April of 2019, Charlize revealed to the public that her son Jackson is a transgender girl.
Charlize Theron Achievement
- In 2004, Charlize received Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Actress and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in the movie Monster.
- In the same year, she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
- In 2005, she received a VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female for the movie Æon Flux.
- In 2012, she received a Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit for the movie Snow White and the Huntsman.
- In 2016, Charlize received the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie Mad Max: Fury Road and MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.
- In 2016, Charlize received Saturn Award for Best Actress and Glamour Award for The Rebel.
- In 2019, she received a Hollywood Career Achievement Award. Charlize has end close to 100 awards for her outstanding performance throughout her career.
Charlize Theron Net Worth
Charlize Theron is estimated to be about US$160 million at the time of this writing.