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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 55 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa
(2015)
Monster
Monster Aileen
(2003)
Prometheus
Prometheus Meredith Vickers
(2012)
Hancock
Hancock Mary
(2008)

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 2018/II Gringo (filming)
 2016 Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (Video short)
Model
 2014 Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (Video short)
Model
 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
Heroine
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
Woman
 2008 Hancock
Mary
 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)
Rita
- 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
Aileen
 2002/I Trapped
Karen
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
Sally
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24 Interviews | 45 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 62 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sharliz Teron

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in 2016, on her mother Gerda] I am the product of the mother who raised me. My mom would wake up every morning, get me ready for school, make my food, get me on the bus and then go run the third largest road construction business in South Africa--and do it in style, wearing suede boots, knee-high boots. I was so impressed by that. See more »

Trivia:

Both of her parents were born and raised in South Africa. Her ancestry is largely Afrikaner (Dutch), as well as French Huguenot (the origin of her surname), and German. See more »

Trademark:

Statuesque, model-like figure See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Leo

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