Charlize Theron young
August 7, 1975
South Africa - U.S.
5 ft 9.5 in | 177 cm
36-24-36 in | 91.5-61-91.5 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
9.5 US | 40 EU
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, on August 7, 1975, is an South African-American actress. Young Charlize Theron first began performing as a ballet dancer in productions of "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker".
She started her modeling career at the age of sixteen, she won local competition in Salerno.
She made her big screen debut in horror thriller film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) in a non-speaking uncredited role as Eli's follower.
She got her television debut in film Hollywood Confidential (1997) in role as Sally Bowen.
Her breakthrough performance came as Mary Ann Lomax in supernatural horror film The Devil's Advocate (1997) opposite Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino.
Fast & Furious 9 (2020) action in role as Cipher
Long Shot (2019) romantic comedy opposite Seth Rogen
She voiced Morticia Addams in animated comedy horror film The Addams Family (2019).
Bombshell (2019) drama in role as Megyn Kelly, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Aileen Wuornos in crime drama film Monster (2003).
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Josey Aimes in drama film North Country (2005).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in movies:
Young Adult (2011) comedy drama in role as Mavis Gary
Tully (2018) drama in role as Marlo Moreau
She won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role as Imperator Furiosa in post-apocalyptic action film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
She portrayed Cipher in action film The Fate of the Furious (2017).
Men of Honor (2000) drama opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro
The Astronaut's Wife (1999) science fiction thriller opposite Johnny Depp
The Road (2009) post-apocalyptic drama opposite Viggo Mortensen
Sweet November (2001) romantic drama with Keanu Reeves
In the Valley of Elah (2007) crime drama mystery opposite Tommy Lee Jones
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and sequel The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) in role as Queen Ravenna
The Italian Job (2003) heist with Mark Wahlberg
Hancock (2008) superhero comedy with Will Smith
Prometheus (2012) science fiction directed by Ridley Scott
Dark Places (2015) mystery thriller opposite Nicholas Hoult
Atomic Blonde (2017) action thriller spy opposite Sofia Boutella
Gringo (2018) crime comedy with Joel Edgerton
She hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000 and 2014.
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Britt Ekland in HBO television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
She played Rita Leeds in Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2005).
She guest starred as Pria Lavesque in Fox science fiction comedy drama series The Orville (2017).
Attended Putfontein Primary School, South Africa.
Studied at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
Studied ballet at the Joffrey School in New York.
She is the only child.
Has Dutch, French and German ancestry.
She was discovered by talent manager John Crosby in 1994.
Started taking ballet lessons when she was four years old. S
he grew up on a farm.
Gained more than 30 pounds to play Aileen Wuornos in movie Monster.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 29, 2005.
Became a naturalized US citizen in May 2007.
Good friends with Jeremy Renner.
Loves soccer and riding Harley Davidson bikes.
Has a tattoo of a flower on her right foot.
She is first South African actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
Has two adopted children.
Lives in Malibu, Los Angeles.
She dated Brad Pitt (2019), Keanu Reeves (2009-2010), Stuart Townsend (2001-2010), Stephan Jenkins (1998-2001) and Craig Bierko (1995-1997).
Has been engaged to Sean Penn (2014-2015).
I'm 50-50 on glamour stuff. I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.
I think of myself as a highly beatifool creature. I have to use that. I have no choice. I like it. I didn't grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil.
I live a very simple life. I don't have to make those giant movies. I don't have a yacht or a private plane. As long as I can maintain this life, which is pretty low-maintenance and simple, then all of a sudden you don't have to worry about all that stuff. I don't have to take a job to pay a mortgage on a house I can't afford.
I think in life we want to challenge ourselves.
I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it's hard for me not to. I guess I've been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to.
So I did that for a long time in my career, and I waited for parts to play myself just physically down a little bit. But I do feel like I'm at a place in my career now where I don't necessarily fret about that too much anymore.