Charlize Theron

BirthDay:

07 Aug 1975

BirthPlace:

Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa

Bio:

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle.

Theron received an education as a ballet dancer and has danced both the "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker". There was not much for a young actress or dancer to do in South Africa, so she soon traveled to Europe and the United States, where she got job at the Joffrey Ballet in New York. She was also able to work as a photo model. However, an injured knee put a halt to her dancing career.

Her mother bought her a one-way ticket to Los Angeles in 1994 and Charlize started visiting all of the agents on Hollywood Boulevard but without any luck. She went to the bank to cash a check for $500 she received from her mother and became furious when she learned that the bank could not cash her check because it was an out-state check. She made a scene and an agent gave her his card, in exchange that she learn the language, which she did by watching soap operas on television.

Her first role was as a young mother in a park in a B-film in 1995, but it was a non-speaking role with three seconds of screen time. Her next role was as Helga Svelgen in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), which landed her the role of Tina Powers in That Thing You Do! (1996). Since then, she has starred in movies like The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and The Italian Job (2003). An important day in her life was February 29, 2004 when she was awarded with her first Academy Award for her performance in Monster (2003).
Filmography

Actor ( 154 credits )

Fast 8 (2017) (rumored)
Atomic Blonde (2017) Lorraine Broughton
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project (2017)
Tully (2017) Marlo
The Last Face (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (voice)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Ravenna
Angels in Exile (2016) Narrator
Brain on Fire (2016)
Chelsea (2016)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Dark Places (2015) Libby Day
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Imperator Furiosa
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Hollywood in my Huis (2014) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Anna
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013)
#Yaprava (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012) Herself
Prometheus (2012) Meredith Vickers
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Ravenna
Unscripted (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Movie Talk with Peter Bart (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Young Adult (2011) Mavis Gary
Unite for Japan (2011) Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Herself (3 episodes, 2011)
After Lately (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Herself / ... (archive footage) (6 episodes, 2011-2012
The Project (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (3 episodes, 2012)
Wikus and Charlize (2010) Herself (voice)
The Road (2009) Woman
Astro Boy (2009) 'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Saturday Night Live (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Burning Plain (2008) Sylvia
Hancock (2008) Mary
Sleepwalking (2008) Joleen
Richard & Judy's New Position (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Alex Zane's GuestList (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Battle in Seattle (2007) Ella
In the Valley of Elah (2007) Det. Emily Sanders
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2012)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (4 episodes, 2008-2016)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Herself - at 2004 Cannes Film Festival (archive footage) (uncredited)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Herself
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) Herself (archive footage)
Top Chef (2006)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
El hormiguero (2006)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
La rentadora (2006) (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Æon Flux (2005) Aeon Flux
North Country (2005) Josey Aimes
Los Angeles (2005) Herself
The Colbert Report (2005)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Daniel's Mom / ... (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Iconoclasts (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) Britt Ekland
Head in the Clouds (2004) Gilda Bessé
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Monster (2003) Aileen
The Italian Job (2003) Stella Bridger
Arrested Development (2003)  Rita (5 episodes, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Shootout (2003)  Herself (6 episodes, 2004-2008)
Filmland (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Waking Up in Reno (2002) Candy Kirkendall
Trapped (2002) Karen
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Silenci? (2002)  Supermodel (1 episode, 2006)
Fashion Police (2002)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Caiga quien caiga (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
La nit al dia (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Pussycat Dolls Show (2002) Herself
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) Laura Kensington
15 Minutes (2001) Rose Hearn
Sweet November (2001) Sara Deever
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2004)
When I Was a Girl (2001)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Men of Honor (2000) Gwen Sunday
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Adele Invergordon
The Yards (2000) Erica Soltz
Reindeer Games (2000) Ashley
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Liquid News (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Astronaut's Wife (1999) Jillian Armacost
The Cider House Rules (1999) Candy Kendall
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Mighty Joe Young (1998) Jill Young
Celebrity (1998) Supermodel
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
The Devil's Advocate (1997) Mary Ann Lomax
Trial and Error (1997) Billie Tyler
The View (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2009)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
HARDtalk (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
That Thing You Do! (1996) Tina
2 Days in the Valley (1996) Helga Svelgen
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (5 episodes, 1997-2001)
Fox News Sunday (1996)  Herself - Power Player of the Week (2 episodes, 2013)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 2000-2008)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) Young Woman (uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013-2016)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2011)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (7 episodes, 1997-2007)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (4 episodes, 2000-2012)
Getaway (1992)  Herself - Celebrity traveller (1 episode, 2008)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2009)
E! News (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Primetime Wednesday (1989)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (28 episodes, 2007-2014)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Host / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Today (1952)  Herself (4 episodes, 2008-2014)
Mad Max: The Wasteland (0) Furiosa
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project (0)

Producer ( 14 credits )

Atomic Blonde (2017) producer
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project (2017) producer
Mindhunter (2017) executive producer (1 episode, 2017)
Girlboss (2017) executive producer
Tully (2017) producer
Brain on Fire (2016) producer
Dark Places (2015) producer
Young Adult (2011) producer (uncredited)
The Burning Plain (2008) executive producer
Sleepwalking (2008) producer
East of Havana (2006) producer
Monster (2003) producer
Two Eyes Staring (0) producer
Marie Colvin (0) producer

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