Charlize Theron


Charlize Theron

South african actress

Birthday: August 7th, 1975

Place: Benoni (South Africa)

Her father: French

Her mother: German

Sentimental couple: After she broke up with Stephan Jenkins, singer of the rock band Third Eye Blind, Charlize maintains a love relationship with the Irish actor Stuart Townsend since July, 2001. 

She was the only child of Charles and Gerda Theron, two South African farmers who also ran a road construction business. Charlize Theron began dancing as a little girl, in the farm of her parents, and later studied ballet in Johannesbourg. 

When she became a teenager, Charlize suffered the family trauma to see her mother kill her father in self defense. She moved to Milan and became a model.

Charlize travelled to New York to dance The Lake of The Swans and the Nutcracker, like part of the Joffrey Ballet Company.  Nevertheless she had to abandon her dream of becoming a ballet dancer, because she wound her knee.

1994 Charlize debuted in the movies, she moved to Los Angeles and studied dramatic art. 

1996 She played a role in That Thing you gave, with her idol Tom Hanks.  Her next role was as Helga in 2 Days in the Valley (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)

1997 Charlize obtained a role in a film with Keanu Reeves. 

1998 Woody Allen proposed her a role in the movie Celebrity

That same year, Charlize Theron interpreted the role of Jill Young, in the movie My friend Joe. 

1999 She was nominated to the Golden Globe

2000 Charlize got black hair in order to be able to perform her role in the drama The Yards, with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. 

2001 Charlize filmed for the second time with Woody Allen in Sortilège du scorpion of Jade. 

2002 Luis Mandoki proposed her to act in one of his movies interpreting the role of a young mother whose daughter is kidnapped

2003 In the film Monster, Charlize interprets Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer and prostitute that was executed in The United States.  She won a Golden Globe for the best actress. 

November: The actress Charlize Theron and her boyfriend Stuart Townsend were expelled from the Japanese restaurant Nasawa, "because we had ordered too many things", the young woman said. 

2004 Charlize Theron won the Oscar for the best actress, thanks to her role in “The Monster” during the 76 ceremony of Academy Awards. As a coincidence she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Aileen Wuornos on what would have been Aileen's 48th birthday.

2004, March, In her native South Africa, she met former South African President Nelson Mandela. When he praised her for putting their country on the map and gave her a hug, Theron broke into tears (she was guest of honor at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg).