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Charlize Theron

1975-08-07 Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear and Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country (2005). Theron has since starred in several commercially successful action films, including The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Atomic Blonde (2017), and The Old Guard (2020). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), and for portraying Megyn Kelly in the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), receiving a third Academy Award nomination for the last. Since the early 2000s, Theron has ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019). Theron became an American citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. She has been honoured with a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Fast X Cipher 2023-05-18
The School for Good and Evil Lady Lesso 2022-10-14
The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Clea (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-07-08
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Clea 2022-05-04
The Addams Family 2 Morticia Addams (voice) 2021-10-01
F9 Cipher 2021-05-19
The Old Guard Andromache of Scythia / Andy 2020-07-10
The Addams Family Morticia Addams (voice) 2019-10-10
Long Shot Charlotte Field 2019-05-02
Bombshell Megyn Kelly 2019-12-13
Gringo Elaine Markinson 2018-03-08
Tully Marlo Moreau 2018-05-04
The Fate of the Furious Cipher 2017-04-12
The Last Face Dr. Wren Petersen 2017-01-11
Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton 2017-07-26
Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road Herself 2017-08-01
The Huntsman: Winter's War Queen Ravenna 2016-04-06
Kubo and the Two Strings Mother (voice) 2016-08-18
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' Herself 2015-09-01
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa Self 2015-09-01
The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome Herself 2015-09-01
Dark Places Libby Day 2015-04-08
Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa 2015-05-13
Take Flight Self - Performer 2015-12-10
A Million Ways to Die in the West Anna Barnes-Leatherwood 2014-05-22
Prometheus Meredith Vickers 2012-05-30
Snow White and the Huntsman Queen Ravenna 2012-05-30
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Self 2012-10-11
Young Adult Mavis Gary 2011-11-11
Wikus and Charlize Self (voice) 2010-04-01
The Road Mother 2009-11-25
Astro Boy Narrator 2009-10-15
The Burning Plain Sylvia / Mariana 2008-11-07
Sleepwalking Joleen 2008-03-14
Hancock Mary Embrey 2008-07-01
Battle in Seattle Ella 2007-09-07
In the Valley of Elah Detective Emily Sanders 2007-08-31
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Herself 2006-06-13
North Country Josey Aimes 2005-02-12
Æon Flux Æon Flux 2005-11-30
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland 2004-10-01
Head in the Clouds Gilda Bessé 2004-04-29
The Italian Job Stella Bridger 2003-05-30
Monster Aileen Wuornos 2003-12-24
Waking Up in Reno Candy Kirkendall 2002-12-13
Trapped Karen Jennings 2002-09-20
Sweet November Sara Deever 2001-02-16
15 Minutes Rose Hearn 2001-03-01
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies Self - Narrator (voice) 2001-02-14
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Laura Kensington 2001-08-05
The Legend of Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon 2000-11-02
Reindeer Games Ashley Mercer 2000-02-25
Men of Honor Gwen Sunday 2000-09-13
The Yards Erica Soltz 2000-10-20
The Cider House Rules Candy Kendall 1999-12-17
The Astronaut's Wife Jillian Armacost 1999-08-26
Mighty Joe Young Jill Young 1998-12-25
Celebrity Supermodel 1998-09-07
The Devil's Advocate Mary Ann Lomax 1997-10-17
Trial and Error Billie Tyler 1997-05-30
Hollywood Confidential Sally 1997-04-14
That Thing You Do! Tina 1996-10-04
2 Days in the Valley Helga Svelgen 1996-09-11
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Eli's Follower 1995-09-12
Fast & Furious Female Spin Off Cipher
The Old Guard 2 Andromache of Scythia / Andy
Atomic Blonde 2 Lorraine Broughton
Everything Nice Michaela (rumored)