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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tɜːron], although she has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa is [θron]. She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more "American" sound. She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period she later characterised as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.


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Né:
Aug 7, 1975 Dans Benoni - Gauteng - South Africa
Crédits Movie / TV :
61
Apparu en premier:
Dans le series Today 1952-01-14
Dernier projet:
Film Fast & Furious 8 2017-04-12
Connu pour
Poster of Loin de la terre brûlée
Poster of Sweet November
Poster of Deux jours à Los Angeles
Poster of Les Démons du maïs 3
Filmographie
Film Fast & Furious 8 Cipher 2017-04-12
Film The Last Face Dr. Wren Petersen 2017-01-11
Film Le Chasseur et la Reine des glaces Ravenna 2016-04-06
Film Brain on Fire 2016-09-16
Film Kubo et l'Armure magique Monkey (voice) 2016-08-18
Film Dark places Libby Day 2015-03-31
Film Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa 2015-05-13
Film Albert à l'Ouest Anna 2014-05-22
Film Prometheus Meredith Vickers 2012-05-30
Film Blanche-Neige et le Chasseur Queen Ravenna 2012-05-30
Film The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Herself 2012-10-11
Film Young Adult Mavis Gary 2011-12-16
Film Wikus and Charlize Charlize Theron 2010-04-01
Film Astro Boy Narrator 2009-10-15
Film La Route Mother 2009-11-25
Film Loin de la terre brûlée Sylvia/Mariana 2008-07-11
Film Sleepwalking Joleen 2008-01-14
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Film Hancock Mary Embrey 2008-07-01
Film Dans la vallée d'Elah Detective Emily Sanders 2007-08-31
Film Bataille à Seattle Ella 2007-09-07
Film L'Affaire Josey Aimes Josey Aimes 2005-02-12
Film Æon Flux Æon Flux 2005-11-30
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film Nous étions libres Gilda Bessé 2004-04-29
Film Moi, Peter Sellers Britt Ekland 2004-05-21
Film Braquage à l'italienne Stella Bridger 2003-05-30
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Arrested Development Rita 2003-11-02
Film Monster Aileen 2003-11-16
Film Mauvais Piège Karen Jennings 2002-09-20
Film Une chambre pour quatre Candy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Film 15 minutes Rose Hearn 2001-03-01
Film Sweet November Sara 2001-02-16
Film Le Sortilège du scorpion de jade Laura Kensington 2001-08-05
Film Piège fatal Ashley Mercer 2000-02-25
Film The Yards Erica Soltz 2000-04-27
Film Les chemins de la dignité Gwen Sunday 2000-09-13
Film La légende de Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon 2000-11-02
Film Intrusion Jillian Armacost 1999-08-26
Film L'oeuvre de Dieu, la part du diable Candy Kendall 1999-12-17
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Film Celebrity Supermodel 1998-09-07
Film Mon ami Joe Jill Young 1998-12-25
Film Hollywood Confidential Sally 1997-04-14
Film Le Plus Fou des Deux Billie Tyler 1997-05-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film L'associé du Diable Mary Ann Lomax 1997-10-17
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film That Thing You Do! Tina 1996-10-04
Film Deux jours à Los Angeles Helga Svelgen 1996-09-11
Film Les Démons du maïs 3 Eli's Follower 1995-09-12
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Charlize Theron 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14