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Charlize Theron


Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

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Monster Aileen
(2003)
Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa
(2015)
Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton
(2017)

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  Atomic Blonde 2 (announced)
Lorraine Broughton
 2019 The Addams Family (post-production)
Morticia Addams (voice)
 2019 Long Shot (post-production)
Charlotte Field
 2018 Dior J'adore: The New Absolu (Video short)
Woman
 2018 Gringo
Elaine Markinson
 2018 Tully
Marlo
 2017 The Orville (TV Series)
Pria Lavesque
- Pria (2017) ... Pria Lavesque
 2017 The Fate of the Furious
Cipher
 2017 Atomic Blonde
Lorraine Broughton
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Mother (voice)
 2016 The Last Face
Wren
 2016 Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (Video short)
Model
 2015 Take Flight - The New York Times (Short)
Performer
 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
Imperator Furiosa
 2015 Dark Places
Libby Day
 2014 Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (Video short)
Model
 2012/I Prometheus
Meredith Vickers
 2011 Young Adult
Mavis Gary
 2011 Dior J'adore (Video short)
Diva
 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
Heroine
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
Woman
 2008 The Burning Plain
Sylvia
 2008 Hancock
Mary
 2008 Sleepwalking
Joleen
 2007 Battle in Seattle
Ella
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Det. Emily Sanders
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress
- Book of Corrine (2006) ... Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress (voice)
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Rita
- The Ocean Walker (2005) ... Rita
- Notapusy (2005) ... Rita
- Mr. F (2005) ... Rita
- Forget Me Now (2005) ... Rita
- For British Eyes Only (2005) ... Rita
 2005 Æon Flux
Aeon Flux
 2005 Æon Flux (Video Game)
Æon Flux (voice)
 2005 North Country
Josey Aimes
 2004 Head in the Clouds
Gilda Bessé
 2003 Monster
Aileen
 2003 The Italian Job
Stella Bridger
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Candy Kirkendall
 2002/I Trapped
Karen
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Laura Kensington
 2001 15 Minutes
Rose Hearn
 2001 Sweet November
Sara Deever
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Adele Invergordon
 2000 Men of Honor
Gwen Sunday
 2000 The Yards
Erica Soltz
 2000 Reindeer Games
Ashley
 1999 The Cider House Rules
Candy Kendall
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
Jillian Armacost
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Jill Young
 1998 Celebrity
Supermodel
 1997 The Devil's Advocate
Mary Ann Lomax
 1997 Trial and Error
Billie Tyler
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
Sally
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Tina
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Helga Svelgen
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Eli's Follower (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Co-host World Cup Soccer draw for South-Africa 2010. See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 51 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 69 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sharliz Teron

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the media's reaction to her appearance in In the Valley of Elah (2007)] It just bummed me out because I was, "What do you want? Do you want me to play a detective from Albuquerque who's a single mom in a Dior dress?". The way they focused on my appearance, I felt like it hurt [the film] and I was embarrassed because [director] Paul Haggis had worked really hard, and just because I had a ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001) but Nicole Kidman, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Blonde hair and green eyes See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Leo

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