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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 57 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Flarsky (filming)
 2018 Gringo
Elaine Markinson
 2018 Tully
 2017 The Fate of the Furious
 2017 Atomic Blonde
Lorraine Broughton
 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
Monkey (voice)
 2016 The Last Face
 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
Imperator Furiosa
 2015 Dark Places
Libby Day
 2012/I Prometheus
Meredith Vickers
 2011 Young Adult
Mavis Gary
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
 2008 The Burning Plain
 2008 Hancock
 2008 Sleepwalking
 2007 Battle in Seattle
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Det. Emily Sanders
 2005 Æon Flux
Aeon Flux
 2005 North Country
Josey Aimes
 2004 Head in the Clouds
Gilda Bessé
 2003 Monster
 2003 The Italian Job
Stella Bridger
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Candy Kirkendall
 2002/I Trapped
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Laura Kensington
 2001 15 Minutes
Rose Hearn
 2001 Sweet November
Sara Deever
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Adele Invergordon
 2000 Men of Honor
Gwen Sunday
 2000 The Yards
Erica Soltz
 2000 Reindeer Games
 1999 The Cider House Rules
Candy Kendall
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
Jillian Armacost
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Jill Young
 1998 Celebrity
 1997 The Devil's Advocate
Mary Ann Lomax
 1997 Trial and Error
Billie Tyler
 1996 That Thing You Do!
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Helga Svelgen
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Eli's Follower (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Co-host World Cup Soccer draw for South-Africa 2010. See more »

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24 Interviews | 48 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 63 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sharliz Teron


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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[responding to a reporter's question as to which side of the bed she sleeps on] The side that you're not on. See more »


Dyed her hair black for the title role in Æon Flux (2005). See more »


Blonde hair and green eyes See more »



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