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Charlize Theron Biography

Charlize Theron
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Birth Nation: South Africa
  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Name: Charlize Theron
  • Father: Charles Jacobus Theron
  • Mother: Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz,
  • Nationality: South African
  • Birth Place/City: Benoni, Gauteng
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $ 110 Million
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Dyed Brown
  • Body Measurements: 36-24-36
  • Weight in KG: 61 KG
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Sean Penn
  • Children: Jackson Theron, August Theron
  • Awards: Golden Globe Award
  • Movies: Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
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Synopsis

Charlize Theron is well-known actor and film producer. She is best recognized for her performance in The Devil's advocate. She has starred in several Hollywood films in her career.

Early Life and Education

Charlize was born on 7th August 1975 in Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa to Gerda Jacoba Aletta and Charles Jacobus Theron. She comes from an Afrikaner Family and she comes from an ancestry that includes a mixture of French, German and Dutch.

She moved to Benoni, where she spent most of her childhood days. Theron's father who was an alcoholic was shot by her mother when he physically assaulted Charlize and her mother; however, she faced no charges.

Theron went on to attend Putfontein Primary School and at the age of 13 was sent to a boarding school. She then began her studies at the National School of Arts based in Johannesburg.

She was a good dancer and at the age of 16 went on to participate in a local competition and was awarded a one-year modeling contract in Milan. She then went on to attend the Joffrey Ballet School but due to a knee injury, was never able to succeed in her ballet career.

Career

At the age of 19, Theron went to Los Angeles and subsequently went onto get a role in Children of the Corn III, She then went onto be seen in movies like The Devil's Advocate, The Astronaut's Wife, The Cider House Rules, and Reindeer Games.

Her other movie credits include The Yards, Men of Honor, 15 minutes, The Curse of Jade Scorpion, Monster, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Hancock, Young Adult, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, A Million ways to die in the West, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

She will soon appear in The Huntsman: Winter's War recurring her role of Queen Ravenna in 2016.

Personal Life

Theron has dated many men till date but has not had a significant relationship. She has always been very busy in acting and charity work. She was in a relationship with actor Craig Bierko in 1990.

She then started having an affair with Stephan Jenkins. Theron then began dating the Irish actor Stuart Townsend. The couple had starred together in Trapped, Head in the Clouds.

However, the relationship did not last long enough and they parted ways in January 2010. Then in 2014, Charlize began dating actor Sean Penn and then split up in June 2015. She is currently single. Theron has adopted two children; a boy named Jackson and a girl named August.

She lives with them in Los Angeles. She is a successful mother of two children. She has not married till date and does not have a spouse. 

Theron has been an active philanthropist. She established the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. She is also a UN Messenger of Peace. Theron has also actively worked for PETA campaigns.  She also supports same sex marriage. 

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Theron is currently 42 years old and stands tall at the height of 5 feet 10 inches. She looks younger than her age. Theron has a well-maintained figure and a structured face. She is adored by many of her fans. Her net worth is estimated to be a total of 110 million dollars which speaks about her huge salary. 

Social Media

More information and bio about the phenomenal actress, Charlize Theron can be found on various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, and IMDb.

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  • Last modified : 20 August, 2017
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