Charlize Theron
Film actress and producer, former fashion model
Charlize Theron
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.
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New premieres at South By Southwest Film Festival include Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron
LATimes - 5 days
The South By Southwest Film Festival announced Wednesday that the closing-night selection for its 2017 edition will be the world premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa and with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Hiroyuki Sanada. The screening is to...
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Charlize Theron on 'Girlboss' and being 'inspired' by younger actresses
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Charlize Theron is "inspired" that more Hollywood actresses are demanding stronger on-screen roles for women.
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'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer Drops During Super Bowl (Watch) - Variety
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Variety 'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer Drops During Super Bowl (Watch) Variety A new trailer for “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, dropped Sunday afternoon during the Super Bowl on CBS. Universal's next “Fast and Furious” chapter finds Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto and Michelle ... 'The Fate Of The Furious' Hits Fast Lane With Super Bowl PromoDeadline 'Fate Of The Furious': Vin Diesel & Charlize Theron Kiss In Epic Trailer — WatchHollywood Life The Fast And Furious 8 Super Bowl Trailer Just Destroyed All The CarsCinema Blend EW.com (blog) -Hollywood Reporter -Business Insider -ScreenCrush all 61 news articles »
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Hope Permeates Sundance As Celebrities Join Thousands For Women's March
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Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump millions of women  organized in cities around the world on Saturday to express their disapproval of the new administration. From Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, from Chicago to London, from Sydney, Australia, to Paris, France, protesters are marching, united in their shared belief that women’s rights shouldn’t be ignored. A long list of politically active A-listers hit the pavement in solidarity with ...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The first trailer for the eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious” ― get it? F8? Fate? ― is here, and it’s filled with the all the car chases and explosions we expected. There’s also a tank. From what we can tell, the plot involves Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) turning on his crew and family (including Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty) for some reason. But Letty seems to be keeping her faith in her partner.  “That wasn’t Dom ...
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Not Just Another World AIDS Day
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*Pictured from left to right: Joel Goldman - Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Michel Sidibé - Executive Director of UNAIDS, Todd Schafer - Chief Executive Officer of GAIA Todd Schafer is the Chief Executive Officer of GAIA, the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance. The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has partnered with GAIA to bring quality village-based healthcare to Malawi's Mulanje District, working together toward achieving UNAIDS 90-90-90 target in this HIV/AIDS hotspot. Ingrained and well-trusted in the community that consists of 542 villages, the GAIA Elizabeth Taylor mobile health clinics have provided over 1 million patient care visits free of charge since 2008. This past summer, the world's AIDS activists, clinicians, and researchers convened in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference. Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron welcomed us to her home country with an exasperated listing of the standard reasons why thi ...
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Charlize Theron Jokes About Recent Weight Gain During amfAR Gala
Huffington Post - 4 months
Charlize Theron is known to undergo striking transformations in the name of acting. (See: serial killer Aileen Wuornos.) For her next project, she’s once again gained weight to play ― drumroll, please ― an average human being. The “Mad Max” actress is currently filming “Tully” with her “Young Adult” collaborators, director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. In the film, Theron plays Marlo, a mother of three children who develops a relationship with the titular nighttime nanny hired by her brother to lighten the load. According to People, Theron gained 35 pounds for the role. At the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday night ― a benefit for AIDS research ― Theron walked the red carpet in a more loose-fitting gown than we’re accustomed to seeing her in. But she looked stunning nonetheless because, that’s right, she’s still Charlize Theron. However, with friend Chelsea Handler first poking fun at Theron’s new curves, her weight apparently ...
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Our Children, Ourselves: Trump Gets Civil For A Minute
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Children can thaw the iciest of souls and bring the most unlikely people together. Do you want to befriend those parents of the new kid in your son's class? Compliment their child. You'll be invited to dinner faster than you would be than if you spent hours with them on the bleachers. Trying to win someone over? A nice word or two about their offspring will transform them from foe to friend in a heartbeat. Even the meanest man on earth will turn into Tom Hanks when they hear nice words about their kids. People believe this reflects well on their parenting skills, and in most cases it does. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump entered the Town Hall arena this week, the lack of a handshake was awkward and out of place for the situation. Twitter was aghast. (It's possible that Hillary thought "The Octopus" might grab her inappropriately.) The chill in the air must have made the auditorium seem like a walk-in refrigerator. They couldn't have been more distant than bitter ex-lovers, des ...
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PHOTOS: Charlize Theron Gets Back to Work
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See your favorite stars transform into the characters you love.
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Parfums Christian Dior unveils film for fresh 'J'Adore' campaign, starring actress Charlize Theron
Yahoo News - 5 months
Parfums Christian Dior has released a fresh campaign film for its star fragrance "J'Adore", featuring its long-time Hollywood ambassador, US actress Charlize Theron. The 45-second clip, directed by iconic French photographer and filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Mondino and dubbed "The Absolute Femininity", opens to a twilight scene of sun-parched plains in lightning storm, with Theron bathing in the rain while her voiceover murmurs the words: "I touch the rain...". As the rain stops and sun rises in the next shot, Theron continues: "I look at the sun... and it says run", mirroring her words with actions, setting off across the sun-soaked plains, dressed in a gold gown and drenched from the storm.
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Watch Charlize Theron walk on water
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Nothing turns a barren desert into a gorgeous oasis like Dior.....
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Celebrity Stylist, Neil Weisberg's 5 Secrets For Great Hair Everyday
Huffington Post - 6 months
Celebrity stylist Neil Weisberg, co-owner of Mèche Salon in Beverly Hills wants you to have a love affair with your hair, as he does with his famous clients' hair. This London-born coif master really cares about his clients and likens a well-done cut to a good red wine. The sophistication, balance and polish that come with his $375 haircut and blow out, are appreciated by those with discriminating taste and high hair standards. But, Neil is no hair snob. Even though he is one of Hollywood's most sought after stylists (Neil gives Charlize Theron her stylish locks), he is extremely kind and humble. If Mèche Salon is not in your area or budget, Neil still wants you to feel like a starlet. When I sat down with him at his uber-cool salon (his partner is celebrity colorist, Tracey Cunningham), to talk hair, here's what secrets he revealed to rock great hair every day. 1. Hair vitamins, they're great for overall health including length retention, protecting against split ends a ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlize Theron
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In 2016, Time Magazine named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.
    More Details Hide Details Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch, as well as French and German; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as.
    She reprised her role of Queen Ravenna in the 2016 follow-up film The Huntsman: Winter's War.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    She is currently set to star in an adaptation of the graphic novel The Coldest City being directed by David Leitch, which began production in November 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) was created in 2007 by Theron, a UN Messenger of Peace, in an effort to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. CTAOP's mission is to help keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS. The project is committed to supporting community-engaged organizations that address the key drivers of the disease. Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is Sub-Saharan Africa, the primary concentration has mostly been Charlize's home country of South Africa. CTAOP's approach is based on the belief that community-based organizations on the ground understand the social and structural relationships of their communities better than anyone. By supporting these organizations through grant giving, networking, and spotlighting their work, CTAOP enables communities to mobilize and empower themselves to prevent HIV. In 2008, Theron was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In his citation, Ban Ki-Moon said of Theron "You have consistently dedicated yourself to improving the lives of women and children in South Africa, and to preventing and stopping violence against women and girls." She recorded a public service announcement in 2014 as part of their Stop Rape Now program.
    In 2015, Theron signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
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    In July 2015 she adopted a girl, whom she named August.
    More Details Hide Details She lives in Los Angeles. While filming Aeon Flux in Berlin, Germany, Theron suffered a herniated disc in her neck, caused by a fall while filming a series of back handsprings. It required her to wear a neck brace for a month. In July 2009, she was diagnosed with a serious stomach virus, thought to be contracted while traveling overseas. While filming The Road, Theron injured her vocal cords during the labour screaming scenes.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Theron also had a producer credit. The same year, Theron also starred as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), opposite Tom Hardy. Theron reprised her role as Queen Ravenna in the fantasy epic The Huntsman: Winter's War, a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The film was released on April 22, 2016.
  • 2014
    Age 38
    In early 2014, she began dating actor Sean Penn, but it was reported that they had split in late June 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Theron has two children, both adopted. In March 2012 she adopted a boy, whom she named Jackson.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    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."
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    In 2012, she starred in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Prometheus.
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    In 2012, she played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus, both of which were box office successes.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    In 2011, she described her process for becoming the characters in her film:
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    Theron played the Evil Queen Ravenna, Snow White's evil stepmother, in the film Snow White and the Huntsman, which began production in 2011 and was released in 2012.
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    Following a three-year hiatus from the big screen, Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with Young Adult.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Jason Reitman, the film earned critical acclaim especially for Theron's performance. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and several other high-profile awards.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    On 4 December 2009, Theron co-presented the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by several other celebrities of South African nationality or ancestry.
    More Details Hide Details During rehearsals she drew an Ireland ball instead of France as a joke at the expense of FIFA, referring to Thierry Henry's handball controversy in the play-off match between France and Ireland. The stunt alarmed FIFA enough for it to fear she might do it again in front of a live global audience.
    Theron is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march and rally to support that in Fresno, California, on 30 May 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She has publicly stated that she refuses to get married until same sex marriage is legal in the United States. Theron commented on the subject matter, saying: "I don't want to get married because right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I think it would be exactly the same if we were married, but for me to go through that kind of ceremony, because I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself." Theron further elaborated on her stance in a June 2011 interview on Piers Morgan Tonight. She stated: "I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn't stepped up enough to make this federal, to make marriage legal. I think everybody has that right."
  • 2008
    Age 32
    That year she also starred with Will Smith in the superhero film Hancock, and in late 2008 she was asked to be a UN Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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    In 2008, Theron was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Theron received Best Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her lead performance in the drama North Country. Ms. magazine also honoured her for this performance with a feature article in its Fall 2005 issue.
    More Details Hide Details She was supposed to star in the screen adaption of the short story The Ice at the Bottom of the World by Mark Richard, and it was to be directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Theron's company Denver and Delilah Productions (named after Theron's two dogs). Theron has owned the rights for many years. She was also supposed to star in a movie adaption of the graphic novel Jinx, but neither project has been produced yet.
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 September, Theron received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the same year, she starred in the financially unsuccessful science fiction thriller Aeon Flux.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    AskMen also named her the number one most desirable woman of 2003.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Theron portrayed Rita, Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) love interest, on the third season of Fox's critically acclaimed television series Arrested Development.
  • 2000
    Age 24
    She starred in five films in 2000: Reindeer Games, The Yards, The Legend of Bagger Vance and Men of Honor, Sweet November and was briefly considered a new "It girl".
    More Details Hide Details Theron has said of this period in her career that, "I kept finding myself in a place where directors would back me but studios didn't. began a love affair with directors, the ones I really, truly admired. I found myself making really bad movies, too. Reindeer Games was not a good movie, but I did it because I loved John Frankenheimer." After appearing in other films, Theron starred as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003). Film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema". For her role, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award. She is the first South African to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    She also appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model; Theron unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing them without her consent.
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    She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus".
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    From 1997 to 2001, she dated Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins.
    More Details Hide Details Theron then began a relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend, with whom she starred in Trapped (2002) and Head in the Clouds (2004). Theron and Townsend separated in January 2010 after nearly nine years together.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 15
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defence and her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period during which she has said she was not "fitting in." At thirteen, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans. Although seeing herself as a dancer, Theron at 16 won a one-year modeling contract at a local competition in Salerno and with her mother moved to Milan, Italy. After Theron spent a year modeling throughout Europe, she and her mother moved to New York City and Miami, Florida. In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path. As Theron recalled in 2008:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on August 7, 1975.
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