Charlize Theron

Film Actress and Producer + Former Fashion Model
Born Aug 7, 1975

Charlize Theron is a South African-born American actress and fashion model who started her acting career in the United States. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999).… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on August 7, 1975.


1991 15 Years Old She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. … Read More


1997 21 Years Old …  From 1997 to 2001, she dated Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins. … Read More
1999 23 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus".
2000 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 28 Years Old She also received Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role of Britt Ekland in the 2004 HBO film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. … Read More
2005 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She also received the 2005 Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Human Female for her voiceover work in the Aeon Flux video game.


2006 - 2008 3 More Events
2009 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Theron is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march and rally to support that in Fresno, California, on 30 May 2009. … Read More
Following a three-year hiatus from the big screen, Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with Young Adult. … Read More
2012 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2012, she played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. … Read More
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On 7 February 2013 it was announced that Theron was cast as Libby Day, the lead character in the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She recorded a public service announcement in 2014 as part of their Stop Rape Now program. … Read More
2015 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Theron adopted a second child, a daughter, in July 2015.
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