Biography Of Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron was born on August 07,1975 in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. She is a famous, very talented and beautiful actress.

After her movie role as Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’ (2003), she has shown the world that she is not just a gorgeous face, but an actress with brilliant acting talent. Consistently displayed stunning performances in every role she takes, she became an icon.

Early life

An only child of Afrikaaner parents, Gerda and Charles, Charlize was born and raised in South Africa where she grew up on a farm. Charlize began to show an interest in ballet. Her study of ballet brought her to Johannesburg where she entered a boarding school specialized in performing arts.

When Charlize turned 15, a horrible tragedy happened when she witnessed Gerda shot her husband dead after he had a drunk episode and she wanted to stop violence. Her mother moved in her daughters place after. Charlze has also joined a Johannesburg modeling competition in which she won the first prize to represent South Africa at the International New Model Today contest held in Positano, Italy. She has also won there and stayed in Italy for a year.


She moved to New York when she was 18 and she enrolled in The Joffrey Ballet School while still maintained her modeling career to finance her expenses. Her mother gave suggestion to try her hand at acting. Charlize finally encountered her first taste of cinematic experience through a brief appearance in’Children Of the Corn III’ (1995).

After that Tom Hanks noticed her potentiality, and offered her a small part in the movie “That Thing You Do!” A great success of the movie brought Charlize to wider exposure and recognition. However, what truly propelled her to fame and respect was her role as a prostitute also serial killer named Aileen Wuornos in “Monster. After that movie, she has established herself as one of Hollywood’s prominent stars of her generation.

Charlize has recorded a huge number of movies and these are the most known: The Yards, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Men of Honor, The Astronaut’s Wife, Arrested Development, The Italian Job, Monster, Waking Up in Reno, Prometheus, Young Adult, Astro Boy, The Burning Plain, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, The Road, Ladies Night, Mad Max: Fury, Head in the Clouds, Untitled Crime Thriller Project and Mighty Joe Young.

Personal life


Charlize has been romantically linked with an actor Craig Bierko who she dated for 2 years. When they broke up she met and dated, Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind lead singer, from 1998 – 2001. They broke up and then again she dated an actor Stuart Townsend. They were a cuople for almost a decade, untill she met an actor Sean Penn in 2013. The cople even celebrated their engagement. The couple has one son that they adopted.