Charlize Theron Biography, Net Worth, Age & Husband


Charlize Theron Biography

Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress and producer. She is one of the highest paid and recognized actresses in the world. Theron is also South Africa’s richest celebrity. She is known for her talent, humor and hard work. The stunning actress was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Times Magazine in 2016.

Biography of Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975 in Benoni, Transvaal Province now known as Gauteng Province in 1994 in South Africa to Charles and Gerda Theron, both road builders. She comes from an Afrikaner family and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German. His French ancestors were the first Huguenots in South Africa. Second Boer War military leader Daniel Theron was his great-uncle. Theron grew up on his parents’ farm in Benoni, a suburb of Johannesburg. Theron’s father, Charles, was an alcoholic, abusing his wife and children whenever he was affected. On June 21, 1991, his father as usual threatened his family by shooting them, his mother pulled out a gun and shot her husband, killing Charles Theron. However, the shooting was considered a legitimate act of self-defence, and Gerda Theron was not charged.

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Theron went to Putfontein Primary School for primary education and as a teenager she enrolled in boarding school, where she began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She attended Joffrey Ballet School in New York until she injured her knee.

 Charlize Theron Career

At 16, Theron, then a dancer, won a one-year modeling contract in a local competition in Salerno. She moved with her mother to Milan, Italy to pursue her modeling career. She then moved to the United States, where she attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York until she injured her knee and quit dancing. In 1994, Theron ran into John Crosby at the bank, who then introduced her to acting school, and a year later she appeared in the horror film Children of the Corn III:
Urban Harvest, playing a voiceless role. In 1996, Theron had his first role as an assassin in the movie 2 Days in the Valley. In 1997, she got a role in another horror film but this role brought her to notoriety; She appeared in the film Devil’s Advocate alongside Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino. After that, she got more roles in big blockbusters and became famous.

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Personal life

Theron, who was born in South Africa, obtained US citizenship in 2007 while retaining her South African citizenship.

The multi-award winning actress became a adoptive mother in March 2012 when she adopted her first daughter Jackson from South Africa and then another daughter in August 2015 from the United States. Her first daughter Jackson was adopted as a boy but is now identified as a girl and she receives her mother’s love and support no matter what gender identity she chooses to identify. This mother-of-two went public in 2018 to share with the world how she turned to anger management therapy in her 30s because of the frustration and chaos she experienced as a teenager. a teenager living in South Africa during apartheid in South Africa.

The 46-year-old star has had quite a romantic share even though she is currently single; Her first public relationship was with actor Craig Bierko after two years of dating, which ended in 2017. Theron then began with singer Stephan Jenkins and that relationship ended in year 2001.

She also dated co-star Stuart Townsend in 2001 after meeting him on the set of Trapped but the relationship ended after eight years. Her last known public relationship was with actor Sean Penn and this relationship lasted only from 2013 to 2015.

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Charlize Theron Movies

Charlize Theron has appeared in a number of films from music videos to TV series, her voice has also been featured in animation and video games. The list below records the films in which Theron has appeared;

  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
  • That Thing You Do! (1996)
  • The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  • 2 Days in the Valley (1997)
  • Trial and Error (1997)
  • Mighty Joe Young (1998)
  • Celebrity (1998)
  • The Cider House Rules (1999)
  • The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
  • Men of Honor (2000)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • The Yards (2000)
  • Sweet November (2001)
  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
  • 15 Minutes (2001)
  • Waking Up in Reno (2002)
  • Trapped (2002)
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • Monster (2003)
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
  • Æon Flux (2005)
  • North Country (2005)
  • Hancock (2008)
  • Astro Boy (2009)
  • The Road (2009)
  • Young Adult (2011)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • The Last Face (2016)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  • Tully (2018)
  • Long Shot (2019)
  • Bombshell (2019)
  • F9 (2020)
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021)
  • The School for Good and Evil (2022)
  • Fast X (2023)
  • Fast & Furious 11 (2024)
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also TV shows like;

  • Hollywood Confidential
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Arrested Development
  • Robot Chicken
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Girlboss
  • The Orville
  • MindHunter
  • Hyperdrive
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride

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Theron has also worked as the executive producer of the following films;

  • Monster (2003)
  • East of Havana (a documentary, 2006)
  • Sleepwalking (2008)
  • The Burning Plain (2008)
  • Dark Places (2014)
  • Brain on Fire (2016)
  • Atomic Blonde (2017)
  • Tully (2018)
  • Gringo (2018)
  • Long shot (2019)
  • Murder Mystery (2019)
  • The Addams Family (2019)
  • The Old Guard (2020)

Theron Other companies

She has many sponsorship contracts with multinational corporations. Theron signed a deal with John Galliano in 2004 to replace model Tiiu Kuik as the spokesperson in Christian Dior’s J’Adore commercials. In late 2018, she appeared in another advertisement for Dior J’Adore. Raymond Weil Watches used the actress for commercials from 2005 to 2006, earning her $3 million. In 2018, Theron along with Brad Pitt, Daniel Wu and Adam Driver signed on as Breitling brand ambassadors under the name Breitling Cinema Squad. She founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. In 2008, the project was recognized by the United Nations and honored as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. The project was created to support local organizations committed to dealing with people living with HIV/AIDS. Theron is also involved in women’s rights organizations and has participated in protests in support of the right to choice. She is a supporter of same-sex marriage and has gone to marches and demonstrations to show her support.

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Charlize Theron Net Worth 

The South African American actress is currently worth $170 million.