Charlize Theron


Charlize Theron

Nicknames:

Charlie

Body Height:

1.77 m

Biography:

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 was her great-great-uncle.

Theron received an education as a ballet dancer and has danced both the "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker". There was not much for a young actress or dancer to do in South Africa, so she soon traveled to Europe and the United States, where she got job at the Joffrey Ballet in New York. She was also able to work as a photo model. However, an injured knee put a halt to her dancing career.

In 1994, her mother bought her a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, and Charlize started visiting all of the agents on Hollywood Boulevard, but without any luck. She went to a bank to cash a check for $500 she received from her mother, and became furious when she learned that the bank would not cash it because it was an out-of-state check. She made a scene and an agent gave her his card, in exchange for learning American English, which she did by watching soap operas on television.

Her first role was as a young mother in a park in a B-film in 1995, but it was a non-speaking role with three seconds of screen time. Her next role was as Helga Svelgen in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), which landed her the role of Tina Powers in That Thing You Do! (1996). Since then, she has starred in movies like The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and The Italian Job (2003). On February 29, 2004, she won her first Academy Award, for her performance in Monster (2003).


Producers Filmography:

Tully (2018)
Gringo (2018)
Mindhunter (2017)
A Private War
Flarsky
Two Eyes Staring
Girlboss (2017)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Brain on Fire (2016)
Dark Places (2015)
Hatfields & McCoys (2013)
Young Adult (2011)
The Burning Plain (2008)
Sleepwalking (2008)
East of Havana (2006)
Monster (2003)


Actors Filmography:

Tully (2018)
Gringo (2018)
Flarsky
The Orville (2017)
Atomic Blonde: Combat Analysis (2017)
Atomic Blonde: Fight Like a Girl (2017)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
The Last Face (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (2016)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Dark Places (2015)
Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (2014)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Prometheus (2012)
Young Adult (2011)
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (2010)
Astro Boy (2009)
The Road (2009)
The Burning Plain (2008)
Hancock (2008)
Sleepwalking (2008)
Battle in Seattle (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Robot Chicken (2006)
Arrested Development (2005)
Æon Flux (2005)
Æon Flux (2005)
North Country (2005)
Head in the Clouds (2004)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Monster (2003)
The Italian Job (2003)
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Trapped (2002)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
15 Minutes (2001)
Sweet November (2001)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Men of Honor (2000)
The Yards (2000)
Reindeer Games (2000)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Celebrity (1998)
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Trial and Error (1997)
Hollywood Confidential (1997)
That Thing You Do! (1996)
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)


Selfs Filmography:

Live with Kelly and Ryan (2017)
Extra (2017)
The Insider (2017)
Dish Nation (2017)
Ok! TV (2017)
The Daily Show (2017)
Access Hollywood (2017)
Entertainment Tonight (2017)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2017)
Watch What Happens: Live (2017)
Good Morning America (2017)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2017)
The Fate of the Furious: In the Family (2017)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2017)
Chelsea (2017)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2017)
Today (2017)
C à vous (2017)
The Peter Austin Noto Show (2017)
Watching, Waiting (2017)
The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017)
Inside Dior (2017)
The Huntsman: Winter's War - Reflection of Evil (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War - The Power of Women (2016)
Winter's Vistas: The Making of The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg (2016)
CBS News Sunday Morning (2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016)
Rencontres de cinéma (2016)
2016 MTV Movie Awards (2016)
Angels in Exile (2016)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2016)
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016)
Bringing 'Dark Places' to Light (2015)
Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn (2015)
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' (2015)
Road Fury: The Tools of the Wasteland (2015)
The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome (2015)
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa (2015)
Made in Hollywood (2015)
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (2015)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2015)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2015)
La nuit des Césars (2015)
Nelson Mandela Redrawn (2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2014)
E! News (2014)
Unscripted (2014)
Chelsea Lately (2014)
Saturday Night Live (2014)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014)
Sesame Street (2013)
Fox News Sunday (2013)
After Lately (2013)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013)
The Oscars Red Carpet Live (2013)
Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013)
Celebrity Style Story (2013)
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus (2012)
Weyland Corp Archive: The Making of 'Prometheus' (2012)
Snow White and the Huntsman: A Legend Is Born (2012)
Snow White and the Huntsman: Citizens of the Kingdom (2012)
El hormiguero (2012)
ES.TV HD (2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2012)
Big Morning Buzz Live (2012)
Conan (2012)
2012 MTV Movie Awards (2012)
Cinema 3 (2012)
Días de cine (2012)
HBO First Look (2012)
The Colbert Report (2012)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2012)
Misery Loves Company: The Making of Young Adult (2012)
Top Chef (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
Movie Talk with Peter Bart (2012)
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2012)
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet (2012)
The Project (2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2011)
Late Show with David Letterman (2011)
Unite for Japan (2011)
Close Up (2011)
Iconoclasts (2010)
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2010)
Guys Choice (2010)
Wikus and Charlize (2010)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa: Final Draw (2009)
Charlie Rose (2009)
The View (2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2009)
HARDtalk (2009)
Alex Zane's GuestList (2009)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2009)
Richard & Judy's New Position (2009)
Saturday Night Live (2009)
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin (2008)
Superhumans: The Making of 'Hancock' (2008)
Tavis Smiley (2008)
The Early Show (2008)
Stand Up to Cancer (2008)
Getaway (2008)
Total Request Live (2008)
E! True Hollywood Story (2008)
2008 MTV Movie Awards (2008)
MTV Movie Awards 2008 Pre-Show (2008)
Shootout (2008)
In the Valley of Elah: Documentary (2008)
Movies Rock (2007)
La nit al dia (2007)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2007)
DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007)
Corazón de... (2006)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)
Creating a World: Aeon Flux (2006)
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards (2006)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (2006)
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2006)
Film '72 (2006)
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2006)
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2006)
The Reichen Show (2005)
El Magacine (2005)
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2005)
THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (2005)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005)
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Los Angeles (2005)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005)
Based on a True Story: The Making of 'Monster' (2004)
Eigo de shabera-night (2004)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
Filmland (2004)
Richard & Judy (2004)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2004)
This Morning (2004)
Liquid News (2004)
Wetten, dass..? (2004)
Caiga quien caiga (2004)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004)
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004)
Inside the Actors Studio (2004)
Tinseltown TV (2004)
Primetime (2004)
The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
The GQ Men of the Year Awards (2003)
High Octane: Stunts from 'The Italian Job' (2003)
Pedal to the Metal: The Making of 'The Italian Job' (2003)
The Italian Job: Driving School (2003)
The Mighty Minis of 'The Italian Job' (2003)
Trapped: From Within (2002)
2002 MTV Movie Awards (2002)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002)
Rove Live (2002)
The Pussycat Dolls Show (2002)
When I Was a Girl (2001)
Mundo VIP (2001)
Master Chief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear (2001)
Biography (2001)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2001)
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001)
Sweet November: From the Heart (2001)
The 5th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards (2000)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (2000)
Reindeer Games: Set Pass (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000)
Oscar 2000 (2000)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards (2000)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000)
The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic (1999)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (1999)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999)
The 26th Annual American Music Awards (1999)
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards (1997)
The GQ Men of the Year Awards (1997)