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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
  • First Name: Charlize
  • Last Name: Theron
  • Body Build: Slim
  • Occupation: Actress, Producer, Model
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Skin Color: Light
  • Nationality: African
  • Height: 177 cm

Charlize Theron is an american actress, model, film producer and celebrity. She was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa. Her mother, Gerda Jacoba Aletta is german and her father, Charles Jacobus Theron, was french / dutch and he died in 1990. She has no brothers or sisters. Her main language is Afrikaans but she speaks fluent english.

She was educated as a ballet dancer and has danced both the "Swan Lake" and the "Nutcracker Suite". Since there wasn't much room to evolve in South Africa, she moved to Europe and later to the United States of America in New York, where she started dancing at the Joffrey Ballet.

Rise to fame

Theron won a local competition and traveled to Milan for a one-year modeling contract. She went to New York with Pauline's Model Management and decided to remain after her contract ended, attending the Joffrey Ballet School, where she was learning to dance and trained as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately for her, a knee injury ended her career as a dancer.

At the age of 18, her mother made her go to Los Angeles to try a career in the movie industry. She came to Los Angeles without knowing anyone but in less than two weeks an agent noticed her standing in line on Hollywood Boulevard and gave her his card. She got her first part eight months later. Since then, her career has skyrocketed.

She rose to fame in the late 1990s following her roles in 2 Days in the Valley, Mighty Joe Young, The Devil's Advocate, and The Cider House Rules. She received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster, becoming the first African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.

Personal Life

At the age of 15, Charlize Theron reportedly witnessed the death of her father, an abusive alcoholic; her mother shot him in self-defence in order to stop him from attacking her. The police pressed no charges against her.

Theron still resides in her Los Angeles home, although Stuart Townsend, her ex-boyfriend, with whom she starred in the 2004 film Head in the Clouds  has moved to their co-owned property in Malibu. The two parted ways in January 2010.

In May 2007, Charlize became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.

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