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Charlize Theron (7.8.1975)
Charlize Theron is an Academy Award winning actress from South Africa. She became an American citizen in 2007.
Childhood: Charlize Theron was born to Gerda and Charles Theron, in Benoni, South Africa. She is of French and German descent. Charlize's first language is Afrikaans but also speaks English and some Zulu.
Theron was raised on her parents' farm near Johannesburg and she attended Putfontein Primary School. At 13 years old, she was sent to boarding school, where she began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Two years later, Charlize would witness the death of her father. He was an abusive alcoholic and Gerda shot him in self-defence when he tried to attack her. No charges were brought against Gerda.
When she was 16, Charlize Theron travelled to Milan, Italy to complete a one-year modeling contract that she had won in a local competition. When the year was up, she moved to New York and signed to Pauline's Model Management. Whilst in New York, Theron attended the Joffrey Ballet School, though her dancing career was scuppered when she injured her knee at the age of 19.
Charlize Theron then moved to Los Angeles, where her path into acting took an unusual course. When a bank teller refused to cash a cheque that her mother had sent her, Charlize entered into a shouting match with the teller. A talent agent happened to be in the queue behind her at the bank, and handed her a business card.
The agent briefly worked as her manager but she soon fired him, as he was sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species. It was eight months into her stay in Los Angeles before she got her first film role. It was a non-speaking part in Children of the Corn III, which went straight to video.
However, more significant roles soon followed. In 1997, she appeared in Devil's Advocate, alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino and the following year, she starred in Mighty Joe Young opposite Bill Paxton.
In 1999, Charlize Theron earned her first taste of Academy Award success when she appeared in the award-winning film The Cider House Rules. Although Theron herself was not nominated, the film was nominated for Best Picture (among other awards) and Michael Caine won Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film also starred Erykah Badu, Tobey Maguire and Paul Rudd. Later that year, Vanity Fair magazine put Charlize Theron on the cover, dubbing her the 'White Hot Venus'.
In 2002, she worked alongside Courtney Love, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Fanning in Trapped.
A pivotal moment in Charlize Theron's career came in 2003 when she played Aileen Wuornos in Monster, based on the true story of a serial killer. In the film, Christina Ricci plays her lover. Theron won the Best Actress Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards, becoming the first African to win an Oscar. The win catapulted her Hollywood status and as a consequence, she earned $10 million for her next two films, North Country (with Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson) and Aeon Flux (a science fiction action film starring Sophie Okonedo and Jonny Lee Miller). She joined the ranks of Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore as one of the highest paid actresses in the US film industry.
In September 2005, Charlize Theron was granted her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In the third series of the acclaimed comedy show Arrested Development, Charlize Theron played the role of Rita, Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) love interest. The series also starred Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera.
Charlize Theron received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role as Britt Ekland in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. The title role was played by Geoffrey Rush.
2008 saw Theron star alongside Will Smith in Hancock, which grossed almost $400 million across the world. Later that year, she was asked by Ban Ki-Moon to become a UN Messenger of Peace. It was also reported that Charlize Theron would star alongside Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl, the story of the first known person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Personal Life: Charlize Theron lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend Stuart Townsend.
Charlize Theron has ''never wanted'' to get married, because she's happy by herself and ''innately'' living her ''truth''.
Charlize Theron has ''never wanted'' to get married.
The 44-year-old actress has been single for ''a very long time'', but has said she doesn't mind being on her own, as she's never had any desire to settle down with one person for the rest of life.
Speaking to Glamour magazine for their Women of the Year issue, she said: ''I haven't been in a relationship for a very long time. I never wanted to get married. Those are things that are not hard for me, because they're innately my truth. I find people are somewhat perplexed by that, and also more with women, right?''
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Theron is now rumoured to be dating Jolie's ex-husband, Brad Pitt
The world of showbiz gossip went into overdrive when it was revealed Charlize Theron was dating Brad Pitt - believed to be the first relationship the actor has had since his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016. Now suggestions have surfaced that the two women have been 'feuding for years' and clashing over the same roles.
Charlize Theron has reportedly not had a good relationship with Brad Pitt ex, Angelina Jolie, previously
According to a report from 2017 on RadarOnline, mother-of-six, Jolie, 43, was stalling on making a commitment to a Bride of Frankenstein remake to irk mother-of-two, Theron, also 43.
The main cast for the new animated film has been revealed.
'The Addams Family' is set to return in a new animated movie, and the freshly announced voice cast is very exciting. Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac are leading the cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams, with Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday and Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley.
Charlize Theron at the 'Tully' premiere
MGM are launching an animated reboot of the creepy, kooky franchise twenty years after the macabre family last appeared on our screens. While the best known adaptations of the original Charles Addams comic strip have been the 60s black and white TV series starring Carolyn Jones and John Astin and the 90s feature film with Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá, it's not the first time the family have appeared in animated form.
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She wanted to show parenthood how it really is.
Charlize Theron isn't a stranger to dramatic transformations for film roles; it's what won her an Academy Award back in 2004; but she's taken that aesthetic even further with her latest film 'Tully' which sees her star as an overwhelmed and, indeed, overweight mother of three.
Charlize Theron at the premiere of 'Tully'
The 42-year-old made the brave decision to gain almost fifty pounds to portray protagonist Marlo in the movie, because she wanted to be accurate when it came to the struggles real mothers go through when they don't have the money for a private chef and personal trainer.
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Theron had to put on 50lbs for her role in new film 'Tully'.
Charlize Theron has revealed how she was “hit pretty hard with depression” after gaining 50 lbs in weight through eating lots of junk food for a new film role.
The 42 year old actress’s latest movie part is one of the leads in Tully, where she plays an overwhelmed and stressed mother of three, a part for which she had to gain over three and a half stones. To this end, Theron had to stick to a diet of eating unhealthy, high-fat food – even forcing herself to wake up in the night to eat.
She told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (April 18th): “I would literally wake up at two in the morning and I’d have a cup of cold macaroni and cheese just next to me. I would wake up and I would just eat it… I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It’s hard to maintain that weight.”
Theron is mother to two adopted kids - six year old Jackson and two year old August.
Charlize Theron has revealed that she is co-parenting her two children with her mother, Gerda Maritz.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star, 42, is raising her two adopted children, six year old Jackson and two year old August, the latter of whom she brought home in July 2015, a month after she broke up from her last relationship with actor Sean Penn. However, she’s not being doing it all solo, revealing that her mom frequently helps deal with the ordeals of parenthood to young children.
“I knew that I would have to have my mom help me if I was going to do this as a single parent,” Theron admitted in a new interview with Elle magazine, for its May cover story. “To not acknowledge her in co-parenting my children would be a lie… I would feel pretty alone if I didn’t have a partner in crime in all of this.”
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What are parents for anyway?
Most parents tend to spend their lives discouraging their kids from taking drugs, but for Charlize Theron, it's her mother that keeps her supplied. It's far from a recreational activity however; the actress takes marijuana as a sedative and buys it legally in Los Angeles. Still, way to go, mom!
Charlize Theron at the premiere of 'Gringo'
The 42-year-old was talking about her new film 'Gringo' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', a forthcoming comedy about a new medical marijuana pill, when she opened up about her experiences with the drug - both in the past and in the present. She confesed that she used to use it regularly, but no longer enjoyed it after a while.
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Charlize Theron talks training for Atomic Blonde
After winning an Oscar for Monster in 2003, Charlize Theron has mixed serious roles with increasingly ambitious action movies, hitting the big time with the 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road and this year's The Fate of the Furious. And now she's starring in and producing her own kick-ass thriller Atomic Blonde, saying that "physical storytelling" is in her blood.
"I think it's the ballerina in me, the fact that I started as a dancer," she explains. "I'm not interested in doing stupid things, but I am interested in learning new things."
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From the co-director of John Wick, this similarly styled action romp puts Charlize Theron front and centre as an unstoppable government operative. Set during the Cold War, it has buckets of visual panache, with eye-popping action choreography that makes it a guilty pleasure. If only that much attention had been given to the script, because both the characters and plot feel naggingly thin, never making the most of the people or places.
The film opens in 1989 London, as top MI6 spy Lorraine (Theron) recounts her recent mission to her British and American superiors (Toby Jones and John Goodman). Sent to Berlin just before the wall comes down, her main job is to discover what happened to a secret list of agents that was being held by a murdered colleague. In East Germany, she makes contact with David (James McAvoy), a fellow agent who has gone native, a little too deep undercover as a black market smuggler. While tracking down this elusive list, Lorraine meets a nervous Stasi officer (Eddie Marsan) desperate to defect to the west, and she faces off against a KGB boss (Roland Moller) with slash-and-burn tactics. And then there's the French spy Delphine (Sofia Boutella), with whom she enjoys rather more than a professional coupling.
James Macavoy in Atomic Blonde
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Check out her hilarious dance battle with Jimmy Fallon.
Who knew Charlize Theron could dance like that? She went head to head with Jimmy Fallon in a dance battle that saw her pull off some classic moves like 'Slap the Giraffe' and 'The Tennis Pro'. Of course, they're not real moves, but they're ones we're adopting for the next club night.
Charlize Theron at the 'Atomic Blonde' premiere
'The Fate of the Furious' star appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' to promote her new movie 'Atomic Blonde' and in honour of that movie, they boogied to 80s tunes from the film's soundtrack as they randomly selected made-up dance moves from the Dance Move Generator.
Continue reading: Charlize Theron Has Some Really Weird Dance Moves Under Pressure
American Hollywood actress Charlize Theron was spotted as she dashed out from her black BMW SUV car wearing an all black outfit including black Ugg boots to get a hug from her son Jackson in Los Angeles, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014
Charlize Theron and Jackson Theron - Charlize Theron leaves a children's hairdresser and makes her way back to her car after taking Jackson to get his hair cut - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd March 2013
Charlize Theron Thursday 31st May 2012 'Prometheus' UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals.
Date of birth
7th August, 1975
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