CHARLIZE THERON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Charlize Theron was born on August 7th, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa in the city of Benoni and was raised on a farm as an only child by parents Gerda and Charles Theron. As a young girl she took up ballet dancing and performed in such productions as, "Swan Lake" and "Nutcracker Suite".
In 1991 her father passed away after her own mother shot him due to him being an alcoholic and being very abusive to both her and Charlize. The murder was ruled as self defense. Theron was sent to study at a boarding school but later realizing she wanted to pursue a career in dance and entertainment she relocated to Europe with her mother and lived briefly in Milan Italy. Later she relocated to the United States where she was able to find work in New York City with the Joffrey Ballet.
Theron also found work part time as a model to help support herself since she had done some modeling in Europe. As time progressed in New York she suffered an injury to her knee putting her ballet career to an end. Her mother convinced her to move to Los Angeles, California and see if she had a chance for a career as an actress.
While living in Los Angeles, Theron was approached by talent agent, John Crosby and within eight months she began receiving job offers. She also enrolled in acting classes. Some of her earlier film credits that have been added to her resume are roles in, "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), "That Thing You Do!" (1996), "Devil's Advocate" (1997), "Mighty Joe Young" (1998), "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000).
In 2003 she received her first Academy Award for her role in the film, "Monster" (2003) portraying serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. In 2005, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture industry. She also starred in the film, "North County" (2005) for which she earned both an Academy Award nomination as well as a Golden Globe.
Recently she has been seen on the big screen in such features as, "Hancock" (2008), "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2009), "Snow White & the Huntsman" (2011) and soon to release, "Prometheus" (2012) and "Two Eyes Staring" date of release still unknown.
She had a nine year relationship with actor, Stuart Townsend, however in 2010 the couple separated. She has yet to marry or have any of her own children. She resides in Los Angeles, California and in 2007 she became a United States citizen but was allowed to keep her South African citizenship as well.
In addition to her acting career, she is also very involved in women's rights as well as animal rights and marriage equality. She was also honored by People's magazine in 2000 being named as, "One of the 50 Most Beautiful People". In 1999, she posed nude in Playboy magazine, however these were photos she had taken prior to her career becoming successful and did not authorize the photos to be released. In 2005, Maxim magazine put her on their, "Hot 100 List". Also in 2003 and 2005 she was voted in the "Ask Men" as the top 99 most desirable women.
Charlize Theron resides in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.
???? Two Eyes Staring
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman
2011 Young Adult
2009 Astro Boy
2009 The Road
2008 The Burning Plain
2007 Battle in Seattle
2007 In the Valley of Elah
2006 Robot Chicken
2005 Arrested Development
2005 Æon Flux
2005 Æon Flux
2005 North Country
2004 Head in the Clouds
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
2003 The Italian Job
2002 Waking Up in Reno
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2001 15 Minutes
2001 Sweet November
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
2000 Men of Honor
2000 Reindeer Games
1999 The Yards
1999 The Cider House Rules
1999 The Astronaut's Wife
1998 Mighty Joe Young
1997 The Devil's Advocate
1997 Trial and Error
1997 Hollywood Confidential
1996 That Thing You Do!
1996 2 Days in the Valley
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest