An Actress, Charlize Theron received the spotlight after appearing in Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules. She became popular when she played the role of haunted wife in the movie, The Devil’s Advocate. This made her grab the role of Mighty Joe Young in 1998. She is also known for her role in movies like Reindeer Games, The Yards, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Men of Honor, and Sweet November.
Early Life of Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron was born Charlize Aletta Theron on August 7, 1975, in Benoni, South Africa. She is 48 years old as of 2023. Her sun sign is Leo. Theron celebrates her birthday on the 7th of August every year. She is the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz (mother) and Charles Jacobus Theron (father). Her mother is a road constructionist.
Her paternal grandparents are Daniel Theron and Elizabeth Johanna Bettie while Jacob Johannes Maritz and Johanna Maria Barendina Stofberg are her maternal grandparents. She holds dual citizenship in America and South Africa and follows Christianity as a religion. Theron belongs to a mixed (Afrikaner, Dutch, French Huguenot, German, Belgian Flemish/Belgian Walloon, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, English, Khoisan) ethnicity.
Education of Charlize Theron
She joined Putfontein Primary School. Then, he studied at Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She was only 13 years old when she enrolled in the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
Her Mother Killed Her Father in Self Defense
Charlize lost her father, Charles on 21 June 1991. Charles was an alcoholic and he tried to kill Charlize and her mother by physically attacking her mother. He fired a gun at both of them. Due to this, her mother shot back and killed him in their self-defense. Her mother didn’t face any charges.
Her Relationship With Alex Dimitrijevic
She is rumored to be dating a model Alex Dimitrijevic, They were walking together while holding hands on a lunch date in Los Angeles in May 2023.
She was engaged to an actor, Sean Penn. They started dating in December 2013. They officially got engaged in November 2014. After a year they break up in June 2015. She was in a relationship with American actor and singer, Craig Bierko. In 1995, they started dating and dated until 1997. She dated Stephan Jenkins from 1997 to 2001.
Her Past Relationships
Charlize was rumored with George Clooney in 2000. She was also rumored with an actor, Jeremy Renner in 2010. She had an affair with Stuart Townsend for 10 years from 2001. Charlize also shared the big screen with him in Trapped and Head in the Clouds. She was spotted hugging and kissing Canadian actor, Keanu Reeves in May 2010.
In 2011, she was rumored with actor, Ryan Reynolds. Next year, she was rumored with Alexander Skarsgård and Eric Stonestreet. In 2017, she was rumored with Gabriel Aubry. She met Gabriel at their children’s school. They were also spotted at Santa Monica Pier in May 2017. She met an actor, Brad Pitt on the set of the Breitling campaign in July 2018. Their relationship rumor surfaced in January 2019 which they denied after on.
Charlize Theron Adopted Two Daughters
She is a mother of two daughters. Charlize adopted her first daughter, August Theron in March 2012. She adopted, Jackson Theron in July 2015. In April 2019, Charlize revealed that Jackosn is a transgender girl.
Charlize Theron’s Net Worth & Other Assets
As of 2023, Charlize earned an estimated net worth of around $170 million from her professional career. Her average annual salary is $18 million. Charlize has an endorsement of John Galliano, Christian Dior, PETA, Democracy Now!, Link TV, Breil, Raymond Weil, L’Oreal, etc.
She owns a car collection of BMW 7 Series, Lexus RX400h Hybrid, Range Rover Evoque, BMW X5, Toyota Prius Hybrid, and Audi S7. Her penthouse is in Broadway Hollywood Lofts which covers an area of 2,350 square feet. She paid $2.75 million for an apartment in 2007.
Her Health Issues
Charlize suffered from jaundice during her childhood. She consumed antibiotics which made her upper incisor milk teeth rot. Charlize was only 10 when her teeth started growing. She had herniated disc in her neck due to a fall when she was filming Æon Flux. Charlize had a thumb ligament torn which made her do three surgeries followed by wearing a thumb brace for six months.
She became depressed when she consumed processed food for a long period of time. Charlize also suffered from a serious stomach virus in July 2009. She was admitted to ER after hitting her head on a bench.
Charlize Theron Responds to Her Facelift Rumors
She is in her early 50s. This made her face change day by day due to aging. People are saying this change is a facelift and plastic surgery. She shut down the rumor of surgery by saying that she is aging and aging is natural.
Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy’s Feud Explained
Charlize and Tom Hardy‘s feud started when Tom appeared very late on the set of Monster. She used to come in early morning for a shoot in the set but Tom never appeared in the morning shoot. She had to do all the makeup and was ready to shoot, but Tom wouldn’t come in time. They had a feud due to Tom’s laziness and lack of unusualness.
Professional Career of Charlize Theron
- Charlize used to dance and has also modeled for companies before getting into acting
- In 1995, she appeared as Eli’s Follower in the movie, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.
- She played the role of Erica Stoltz in the movie, The Yards in 2000.
- She appeared as a producer as well as playing the role of Aileen Wuornos in the movie, Monster.
- In 1997, she played in the tv show, Hollywood Confidential as Sally Bowen.
- She appeared as an executive producer of the series, Mindhunter.
- Charlize played the role of Gilda Bessé in the movie, Head in the Clouds in 2004.
- She produced the movie, Sleepwalking and played the role of Joleen Reedy.
- Charlize works with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project as the founder.
- She is also helping the Rape Crisis Center in Cape Town every year.
- She also helped the South African charity Life Choices while visiting South Africa with Trevor Noah in August 2017.
Movies & TV Shows
She played in hit movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster, Atomic Blonde, The Old Guard, Fast X, The Fate of the Furious, Snow White and the Huntsman, and so on. She appeared in hit shows like Arrested Development, Reindeer Games, The Orville, Home Movie: The Princess Bride, Extra, Hyperdrive, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions, etc.
Awards & Nominations
- Some of the awards she won are Academy Awards, Audie Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and Film Independent Spirit Awards.
- In 2004, she won the nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for Monster.
- She won Bambi Award in the nomination for Shooting Star: Female for The Cider House Rules in 2000.
- She won Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Best Actress in 2003.
FAQs of Charlize Theron
What is Charlize Theron’s Height?
Charlize is 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a body weight of 55 kg. Her total body measurement is 34-25-35 inches. Charlize has green eyes and blonde hair. Her shoe size is 5 (UK) and her shoe size is 2 (US).
Did Charlize Theron shave her hair?
Yes, Charlize shaved her hair. She became fully shaved just to portray the role of Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road.
How many languages does Charlize Theron speak?
Charlize can speak two languages. She is fluent in English and African language.
Why did Charlize Theron stop dancing?
Charlize stopped dancing because of her knee injury. She was training to become a ballet dancer but left it due to pain.
Did Charlize Theron go to therapy?
Yes, she went to therapy. She was in her late thirties and suffered from an anger problem. She developed anger issues due to Africa’s apartheid which made her go to therapy in 2018.
Does Charlize Theron have tattoos?
Yes, Charlize has tattoos on her body. She pierced florid koi fish in her right ankle. She also has a tattoo of a blue blossoming flower on her right foot.
How much weight did Charlize Theron gain?
She gained 50 pounds just for a character in Monster. Charlize portrayed her character by wearing a 45-pound belly as well.
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