FULL NAME Charlize Theron
NET WORTH : $110 million as of Jan 24, 2017
DATE OF BIRTH: Born August 7, 1975
Age: 42 Years
BORN COUNTRY: South Africa
OCCUPATION: Actress, producer
NATIONALITY : American, South African
RESIDENCE: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
PLACE OF BIRTH : Benoni, Gauteng
PARENTS : Her father is Charles, mother is Gerda Maritz
CHILDREN: Jackson (adopted Mar-2012)
EDUCATION: She attended the Putfontein Primary School and National School of the Arts in Johannesburg
Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is the richest South African celebrity and multiple award winning actress who is widely respected and appreciated for her acting skills and ravishing beauty. She is not just one of the richest South African actress, she is also one of the most beautiful actress from South Africa.
The movie diva has starred in several Hollywood films including The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), Monster (2003), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), The Road (2009), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Atomic Blonde (2017). The beautiful lady has received critical acclaim for her exceptional display of talent in the movie Monster, where she portrayed the role of a serial killer Aileen Wuornos .The movie won her the Academy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, among other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.
Charlize Theron was also nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in the s3xual harassment-themed drama North Country (2005), as well as Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Jason Reitman’s film Young Adult (2011). She officially started movie producing in the late 2000s and founded her imprint , a production company named Denver and Delilah Productions. Theron is already behind the production of several popular and highly rated movies like The Burning Plain (2008) and Dark Places (2015).
She has resided in the United States of America for many years and she officially became a U.S. citizen in 2007. Don’t forget that she still retains her South African citizenship. She is a true definition of a strong lady who never settled for less, despite all she went through during her childhood days, she was able to excel in her career against all odds. She was born in South African by a drunkered father who was shot dead by her mother in self-defence. Continue reading to know more about her life.
Childhood And Early Life
Charlize Theron was born 27 November 1947 in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province (now Gauteng Province) of South Africa, and she happens to be the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. Her great-great-uncle was a famous man known as Second Boer War figure Danie Theron She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. “Theron” is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [trɔn].
She was bred by her biological parents in their farm near Johannesburg. Unfortunately, her father was a drunk who was fond of always threatening the life of both little Charlize and her mother after having enough to drink, there was a lot of physical and emotional abuse in the family , her mother did all she could to make him a better man but all her efforts proved abortive. The sad one happened when Theron’s mother shot her father claiming she did it in self defence. As a result of the cogent reason she gave in court, she never faced any charge.
She attended the Putfontein Primary School and later went to the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She is fluent in both Afrikaans and English.
Career And Success
According to the wealthy actress, she said she sees herself as an actress. She started her professional modelling career at the age of 16 when she won a one-year modelling contract at a local competition in Salerno and with her mother moved to Milan, Italy. She was a model during her stay in Europe, they later relocated to the US, both New York City and Miami. While in New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path.
When she clocked 19, she moved to Los Angeles to launch her acting career. Fortunately, she ran into agent, John Crosby, in a Hollywood Boulevard bank. He introduced her to casting agents. The actress got her debut movie role in the year in 1995. It was a non-speaking role in the direct-to-video film, ‘Children of the Corn III’. She got to play her first speaking role the next year in ‘2 Days in the Valley’ in 1996.
She instantly became famous after starring in the mystery thriller, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ which was based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name. The film also had Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in leading roles. Fast forward to the year 1999, she featured as Candy Kendall in the film adaptation of ‘The Cider House Rules’ , a firm that received mainly positive reviews and won two Academy Awards. She paired up with Keanu Reeves once again in ‘Sweet November’ (2001), a romantic drama. In 2014, she played Britt Ekland in a firm titled ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ which was a movie about the life of the English comedian Peter sellers and it was directed by Stephen Hopkins.
In 2005, she played the protagonist, Josey Aimes in the drama film, ‘North Country’. She produced and starred in ‘Sleepwalking’, a 2008 dramatic film that revolves around the relationship between a thirty years old man and his twelve years old niece after she is abandoned by her mother. In 2009, she played Sylvia in the drama film ‘The Burning Plain’ directed by Guillermo Arriaga. In 2012, She was also featured in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, a fantasy and adventure film.
Personal Life: Husband And Children
Theron met Stuart Townsend on the set of 2002’s “Trapped” and they started dating officially. They lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland for many years before their relationship head for the rock when she came back from a holiday in Mexico in January 2010.
She started dating actor Sean Penn in December 2013. They made their engagement known to the public December 2014. Theron ended their relationship in June 2015.
Theron inked a deal with John Galliano in 2004 . Thereafter, she replaced Estonian model Tiiu Kuik as the spokeswoman in the “J’adore” advertisements by Christian Dior. She earned US$3 million for the use of her image in a worldwide print media advertising campaign for Raymond Weil watches. Unfortunately, she and her corporate entity were sued by Weil for breach of contract. The case was later settled on 4 November 2008.
Charlize Theron Movies
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2. Prometheus (2012)
3. Hancock (2008)
4. The Italian Job (2003)
5. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
6. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
7. The Road (2009)
8. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)