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Personal Information

Full NameCharlize Theron
Nick NameCharlie
Date of BirthAugust 7, 1975
Age47 Years
Charlize Theron Net worth$170 million
ProfessionModel, actress, Film producer, Television producer, Spokesperson, Voice actor,
BirthplaceSouth Africa
HometownBenoni, South Africa
ReligionAfrikaans
Zodiac SignLeo
NationalityAmerican, South african
Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron net worth

Family and Physical Appearance

Father’s nameCharles Theron
Mother’s nameGerda Maritz
SpouseStuart Townsend (2002–2009)
ChildrenAugust Theron, Jackson Theron
Siblings None
Height5’10”
Weight55 Kg
Body measurement36-24-36 inches
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye colorGreen

Childhood, Family, And Education

  • She was the only child of Gerda and Charles Theron and grew up in South Africa. She is of mixed ancestry.
  • Her father, an abusive alcoholic, physically attacked her mother who shot and killed him in self-defense.
  • She attended the Putfontein Primary School and later went to the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She is fluent in both Afrikaans and English.
  • From a young age, she was artistically inclined and loved to dance. She won a modeling contract as a teenager and moved to Italy with her mother. She modeled throughout Europe for a year.
  • Her first love was dancing and she enrolled at the Joffrey Ballet School to train as a ballet dancer. However, a knee injury forced her to abandon this plan. Her mother encouraged her to pursue an acting career instead.
Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron

Career

  • She went to Los Angeles to try for a career in acting when she was 19 years old. By chance, she met a talent agent, John Crosby, in a Hollywood Boulevard bank. He introduced her to casting agents.
  • She landed her first film role in 1995. It was a non-speaking role in the direct-to-video film, ‘Children of the Corn III’. She got to play her first speaking role the next year in ‘2 Days in the Valley’ in 1996.
  • In 1997, she starred in the mystery thriller, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ which was based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name. The film also had Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in leading roles.
  • She played Candy Kendall in the film adaptation of ‘The Cider House Rules in 1999. The film received mainly positive reviews and won two Academy Awards.
  • She paired up with Keanu Reeves once again in ‘Sweet November’ (2001), a romantic drama. The story revolves around a terminally ill woman and a man who falls desperately in love with her.
  • In one of her best-known roles, she played the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute turned murderer, in the 2003 crime film ‘Monster’. Her role was critically acclaimed and earned her several awards.
  • She portrayed Britt Ekland in the 2004 film ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ which was a movie about the life of the English comedian Peter Sellers. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins.
  • In 2005, she played the protagonist, Josey Aimes in the drama film, ‘North Country’. She portrayed the character of a woman who stands up against the rampant sexual harassment in the mine she works. Her role was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • She produced and starred in ‘Sleepwalking’, a 2008 dramatic film that revolves around the relationship between a 30-year-old man and his 12-year-old niece after she is abandoned by her mother.
  • In 2009, she played Sylvia in the drama film ‘The Burning Plain’ directed by Guillermo Arriaga. The film has a multipart story woven together in a non-linear narrative.
  • She appeared in the fantasy and adventure film, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, which was released in 2012. The film was a huge commercial success though it received mixed critical reviews. That same year, she also portrayed ‘Meredith Vickers’ in the science fiction horror film ‘Prometheus’ directed by Ridley Scott. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and grossed over $403.4 million on a $120–130 million budget.
  • She was next seen in films like ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ (2014), ‘Dark Places’ (2015), ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015), ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), ‘The Last Face’ (2016), and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ (2016).
  • In 2017, she starred as ‘Lorraine Broughton in the American action thriller film ‘Atomic Blonde’ directed by David Leitch. The film opened to a positive reception and grossed over $100 million at the box office. That same year, she also portrayed ‘Cipher’ in the F. Gary Gray-directed American action film ‘The Fate of the Furious.’ The film received mixed to positive reviews and was a massive commercial success, grossing over $1.236 billion on a budget of $250–270 million.
  • She continued to star in films such as ‘Tully’ (2018), ‘Gringo’ (2018), ‘Long Shot’ (2019), ‘The Addams Family’ (2019), ‘Bombshell’ (2019), ‘The Old Guard’ (2020), ‘F9’ (2021), ‘The Addams Family 2’ (2021), ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ (2022), and ‘The School for Good and Evil’ (2022). In 2023, she reprised her role as ‘Cipher’ in the American action film and the eleventh installment overall in the Fast & Furious franchise, ‘Fast X.’ The film received a mixed response from critics, earning a 54% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron net worth

Major Works

She is best known for portraying the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime thriller ‘Monster’. The beautiful actress ditched her glamorous looks for playing the criminal in a very convincing portrayal of the cold-blooded Wuornos.

Awards & achievements

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying Aileen Wuornos in the film ‘Monster’ in 2003. She also won The Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in a leading role for the same.

Controversies

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is facing fierce criticism in South Africa after saying her mother tongue, Afrikaans, is “a dying language.” The “Monster” and “Tully” star made the comments on Monday’s episode of the “Smartless” podcast, saying that the language that she grew up speaking was fading out.

Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron net worth

SURPRISING FACTS

1. Charlize Was Raised on a Farm 

2. Her Mother Shot and Killed Her Father in Self Defense 

3. Charlize’s First Language is Afrikaans 

4. She Was Discovered at a Bank 

5. She is a Mother of Two Children 

6. She Has Dual Citizenship 

7. Nelson Mandela Threw Her a Party

8. She’s on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame 

10. Charlize Has a Charity Program to Fight Against HIV/AIDS 

Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron net worth

Charlize Theron FAQS

Q – What brings you the greatest joy?

A – My son.

Q – What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A – By my mother: Do unto others as you want done to you.

Q – What charities do you support?

A – I am a true supporter of humanitarian aid. Emergency-response results in conflict zones are so immediate that I have a real appreciation for people who work in the relief world. I try to integrate my work with the UN and my organization, Africa Outreach Project, to support that.

Q – What is not to be missed on TV?

A – Any form of crime show. I’m a sucker for all of them.

Q – What’s on your bucket list?

A – Climbing Kilimanjaro.

Q – Who do you follow on social media?

A – I don’t follow anybody, but I sometimes check in on Seth MacFarlane’s Twitter account because I find him very funny, and Chelsea Handler’s account. And Steve Martin’s got a good one going, too.

Charlize Theron net worth
Charlize Theron net worth

Q – What do you wish someone would invent?

A – Something that makes ironing sheets easier. There’s something so nice about crisp, crisp, crisp sheets.

Q – What book had a profound effect on you?

A – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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