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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 Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
 2008 Hancock
 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)
- The Ocean Walker (2005) ... Rita
- Notapusy (2005) ... Rita
- Mr. F (2005) ... Rita
- Forget Me Now (2005) ... Rita
 2005 Æon Flux (Video Game)
Æon Flux (voice)
 2003 Monster
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Candy Kirkendall
 2002 Trapped
 2001 15 Minutes
Rose Hearn
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Eli's Follower (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Axe. See more »

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24 Interviews | 44 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 58 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sharliz Teron


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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[on being cast in varying types of role] Every time, you start something from scratch. You can't really come into the new job carrying leftovers. But for me it's somewhat easy because I've never worked with two directors that are similar. I've never worked with material that you approached the same way. I think that's what makes it fun and makes it interesting. See more »


When she was 15, her father attacked her mother, and her mother shot him in self-defense. He died, but her mother was not charged in the incident. See more »


Blonde hair and green eyes See more »



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