Charlize Theron

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

Charlize Theron is a South African actress. She started her acting career in the United States and rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charlize Theron.


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 and her mother 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 30 Years Old The Oscar win pushed her to The Hollywood Reporter's 2006 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning US$10 million for both her subsequent films, North Country and Aeon Flux, she ranked seventh, behind Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Renée Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
2008 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Theron was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.
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.
2013 37 Years Old In 2013, Vulture/NYMag named her the 68th Most Valuable Star in Hollywood saying: "We’re just happy that Theron can stay on the list in a year when she didn’t come out with anything … any actress who’s got that kind of skill, beauty, and ferocity ought to have a permanent place in Hollywood."
2014 38 Years Old In early 2014, she began dating actor Sean Penn, but it was reported that they had split in late June 2015. … Read More
In 2015, Theron played Libby Day, the lead character in the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. … Read More


2016 40 Years Old 1 More Event
She reprised her role of Queen Ravenna in the 2016 follow-up film The Huntsman: Winter's War.
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