Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

When most people think of Charlize Theron, one word probably comes to mind: glamorous. She was born and raised in South Africa, and is bilingual - her first language is Afrikaans. The blonde beauty is frequently a head-turner at red carpet events, and is known for her humanitarian efforts in Africa. She gradually worked her way up with supporting roles in 1990s films before she famously uglied herself up to play real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s biopic ‘Monster.’ Her performance was engaging enough to earn her an Academy Award for Best Actress, along with A-list status. From then on, Theron has been played lead roles in a variety of films, such as the action heroine of sci-fi flick ‘Aeon Flux,’ as well as the deliciously evil queen in ‘Snow White and the Huntman.’ No longer a tragic victim of Hollywood typecasting as the token beautiful love interest, Theron is free to pick and choose her roles these days.

About Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress and fashion model. She started her acting career in the United States and rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012 she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus. Theron became a US citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship.

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