Charlize Theron (Eng. Charlize Theron) - American actress and fashion model of South African origin, producer. She rose to prominence in the late 1990s with roles in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Cider House Rules (1999).
Other famous films with the participation of Charlize Theron: "Aeon Flux" (2005), "Hancock" (2008), "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), "Snow White and the Huntsman 2" ( 2016), Fast & Furious 8 (2017) and Explosive Blonde (2017).
Place of Birth. Education. Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa. On the maternal side, the actress has German, and on the paternal side - French and Dutch roots. Theron grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg, where she attended Putfontein Primary School.
At the age of 15, Theron witnessed the death of her father, a chronic alcoholic, whom her mother was forced to shoot in self-defense. The police have not filed any charges against Gerda Theron.
Career. At the age of 16, on the advice and insistence of her mother, Charlize took part in a modeling competition and emerged victorious in it. Later, she took part in an international modeling competition in the city of Positano (Italy), and after winning it, she signed a one-year contract with a modeling agency in Milan. During this year, Charlize traveled all over Europe, after which she went to New York, where she decided to finally settle. Dreaming of a career as a ballerina, at the end of the contract, she entered the Joffrey Ballet School, working as a model in her free time, however, due to a knee injury at the age of 19, she was forced to abandon her dancing career.
Theron moved to Los Angeles, intending to become an actress. Her first film role was a cameo silent role in the direct-to-video film Children of the Corn 3.
After several small roles, she played in The Devil's Advocate (1997) with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. After this role, she began to receive offers to shoot.
In 1998, Theron starred in the film Mighty Joe Young, in 1999 she starred in the science fiction film The Astronaut's Wife with Johnny Depp and The Cider House Rules, an adaptation of John Irving's novel.
In 2004, she received an Oscar for her role as a female serial killer in the film Monster. For the filming of the film, Theron gained 14 kilograms, disfigured her face with makeup that made her unrecognizable, and was forced to wear contact lenses.
In 2005, she starred in the film adaptation of the MTV animated series Aeon Flux.
"Oscar" helped her in 2006 to enter the list of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood according to The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In terms of her fees, Theron ranked seventh in 2006 after Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman. At the same time, Theron earned $10 million for his roles in the films North Country and Aeon Flux.
In 2007, Esquire magazine named the actress "the sexiest woman alive."
In 2007, Charlize Theron played the role of a single mother detective in the film In the Valley of Elah.
In 2008, Theron starred in the $227.9 million and $396.4 million in worldwide film distribution for the film "Hancock" with Will Smith.
At the end of 2008, she was offered to become the UN Peace Ambassador.
In October 2009, Theron was selected to star in the sequel to the Mad Max films, Mad Max: Fury Road.
In 2011, Theron starred in Jason Reitman's tragicomedy Poor Rich Girl. For the reincarnation of the writer Mavis Gehry, the actress received favorable reviews from film critics. In addition to high reviews from film critics, Theron was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress.
In 2012, Theron took part in the filming of two science fiction films: Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus.
The actress' next success was the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, for which she shaved her head.
On April 4, 2016, the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman 2, which is a prequel and sequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, took place in the UK.
In 2019, Charlize Theron played the lead role of journalist Megyn Kelly in Jay Roach's Scandal, which tells the story of several Fox News employees who accused CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
Awards. Acclaimed by critics for her role as serial killer Eileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), Charlize Theron won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. ". She was also the first person born in Africa to be awarded an Oscar for her lead role.
Subsequently, she was nominated again for the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actress in the film North Country (2005).
For his role in the movieScandal" Charlize Theron has received nominations for Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild of America awards in the Best Leading Actress category.
Personal life. In 2002, Theron met Stuart Townsend on the set of 24, whom she began dating. The couple broke up in January 2010.
In March 2012, Theron adopted a boy from South Africa, whom she named Jackson.
In 2014-2015 she dated Sean Penn.
In 2015, Theron adopted a black girl from the United States, giving her the name Augusta.
In April 2019, Theron revealed that her eldest child, Jackson, is a transgender girl.