Charlize Theron

Film actress and producer, former fashion model Charlize Theron

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).
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Charlize Theron jokes about replacing retiring Danica Patrick in NASCAR - For The Win
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For The Win Charlize Theron jokes about replacing retiring Danica Patrick in NASCAR For The Win DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron returned to Daytona Beach for the first time since making the 2003 movie Monster, for which she won the coveted acting prize. She is the honorary starter for Sunday's Daytona 500, and ... LOOK: Danica Patrick posts beach picture with Aaron Rodgers before Daytona 500CBSSports.com Opinion: Brand intact, Danica leaves NASCAR with promises unfulfilledMotorsport.com, Edition: Global Danica Patrick, Aaron Rodgers Go Instagram Official With Beach PhotoNESN.com Sporting News -Rare Country all 19 news articles »
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WATCH: Charlize Theron shows how to make her favorite roasted squash salad
ABC News - 3 months
"Things are about to get really delicious on 'GMA,'" the actress says, as she and celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarians demonstrate how to make the healthy Autumn recipe.
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Watch the video to learn why Charlize Theron is a badass.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Atomic Blonde'
NPR - 7 months
This episode we talk Atomic Blonde, a stylish and visceral spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin. It co-stars Charlize Theron and a really impressive wig. (Image credit: Jonathan Prime/Focus Features)
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Who needs Bond? We've got Charlize Theron
CNN - 7 months
It's hard not to want to discuss Charlize Theron and James Bond in the same breath.
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Charlize Theron is toughness incarnate in the stylish, self-regarding 'Atomic Blonde'
LATimes - 7 months
About halfway through “Atomic Blonde,” Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), a lethal MI6 superwoman on assignment in Cold War-era Berlin, goes to see Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker.” OK, not really. Her latest intrigue leads her to an Alexanderplatz theater showing that 1979 Soviet slow-cinema masterwork,...
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Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem can't resuscitate director Sean Penn's grim romantic drama 'The Last Face'
LATimes - 7 months
There’s a big, fat romantic wartime drama desperate to bust through the bloodshed, anguish and proselytizing that overwhelm director Sean Penn’s grimly earnest, wannabe epic “The Last Face.” But its capable, charismatic stars, Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, can do only so much to keep us invested. ...
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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.
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    She reprised her role of Queen Ravenna in the 2016 follow-up film The Huntsman: Winter's War.
  • 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.
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    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.
    In July 2015 she adopted a girl, whom she named August.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    In early 2014, she began dating actor Sean Penn, but it was reported that they had split in late June 2015.
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  • 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."
  • 2012
    Age 36
    In 2012, she starred in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Prometheus.
    In 2012, she played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus, both of which were box office successes.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    In 2011, she described her process for becoming the characters in her film:
    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.
    Following a three-year hiatus from the big screen, Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with Young Adult.
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  • 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.
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    Theron is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march and rally to support that in Fresno, California, on 30 May 2009.
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  • 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.
    In 2008, Theron was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    AskMen also named her the number one most desirable woman of 2003.
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  • 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".
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  • 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.
    She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus".
  • 1997
    Age 21
    From 1997 to 2001, she dated Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on August 7, 1975.
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