Quick Facts Charlize Theron

  • NameCharlize Theron
  • FatherCharles Jacobus Theron
  • MotherGerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz,
  • NationalitySouth African
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • Net Worth$ 110 Million
  • Eye ColorGreen
  • Hair ColorDyed Brown
  • Body Measurements36-24-36
  • Weight in KG61 KG
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toSean Penn
  • ChildrenJackson Theron, August Theron
  • AwardsGolden Globe Award
  • MoviesMad Max: Fury Road 2015

An Academy Award-winning actress, Charlize Theron is well-known for portraying Aileen Wuornos in the film ‘Monster’. Having active since 1995, she has appeared in several films such as ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Cider House Rules’, and much more.Charlize Theron is well-known for portraying Aileen Wuornos in the film ‘Monster’. Having active since 1995, she has appeared in several films such as ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Cider House Rules’, and much more.

Charlize Theron Early Life & Education

Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975 to co-owners of a road construction company, Charles, and Gerda in Benoni, South Africa.
She grew up in South Africa. Her father, an abusive alcoholic, physically attacked her mother who shot and killed him in self-defense.

Charlize Theron enrolled the Putfontein Primary School and later went to the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She is articulate in both Afrikaans and English.

During her childhood: Instagram

From a young age, she was artistically willing and loved to dance. She gained a modeling contract as a teenager and went to Italy with her mother. She represented throughout Europe for a year.

Her first passion was dancing and she went to attend the Joffrey Ballet School to train as a ballet dancer. However, a knee injury pushed her to abandon this plan. Instead, her mother inspired her to pursue an acting career.

Charlize Theron Career

Charlize Theron moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her career in acting. By chance, she faced a talent agent, John Crosby, in a Hollywood Boulevard bank. He offered her to casting agents.

Charlize Theron made her acting debut in 1995 appearing in the film ‘Children of the Corn III’. With her notable appearance, she got the role in the film ‘2 Days in the Valley’ in 1996. In 1997, she appeared in the mystery thriller, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ and the film also had Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in leading roles.

Charlize Theron also appeared in the film adaptation of ‘The Cider House Rules’ in 1999, where she played Candy Kendall. The film received mainly positive reviews and won two Academy Awards.

In 2001, she paired with Reeves for the tearjerker Sweet November, and two years later she starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in the heist thriller The Italian Job (2003).

Here are the five facts about her: Youtube

However, her performance in 2003’s Monster, a biopic about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, earned her widespread respect. Theron obtained near to 40 pounds for the role, and her brave, gripping play gained her both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Awards Function: Instagram

In 2005, she played the protagonist, Josey Aimes in the drama film, “North Country”. She characterized the character of a woman who stands up against the rampant sexual harassment in the mine she works. Her role was chosen for an Academy Award.

Charlize Theron also appeared in “The Last Face” (2016), a political drama which was directed by Sean Pean and co-starred Javier Bardem. In 2017, Theron starred as MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde, a spy thriller based on the graphic novel The Coldest City.

Charlize Theron Other Works

Besides that, Theron is also a philanthropist and social activist. In 2008, she was acknowledged by the United Nations when she became the organization’s tenth messenger of peace. Theron is also an advocate for The Global Fund, an institution dedicated to fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

During awards ceremony: Instagram

Charlize Theron Personal Life

Theron was in a long-term relationship with an actor, Stuart Townsend. The couple first met on the sets of their movie ‘Trapped’ in 2002. They appeared like a happy couple and had talked to several dailies that they are like husband and wife and do not require a certificate or marriage to prove it.

Charlize Theron with Stuart Townsend
Source; Hello Magazine

But in January 2010, Charlize had gone for a trip to Mexico with Stuart and after return, they broke up. It is claimed that Charlize had understood that the love between them was not alive anymore. She felt that their relationship now was more like that of a brother and a sister.

Then, in December 2013, she began dating an actor, Sean Penn. After dating around a year the two engaged in December 2014. However, in June 2015, an announcement of their split was issued. It was said that Charlize had abruptly stopped all talks with Sean Penn.

Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Bring Jackson to Charity Event
Source: Just Jared

Theron adopted a son, Jackson, in 2012. In 2015, she adopted her daughter, August.

Current Relationship Status

Charlize Theron is unmarried but it seems like she found new love. On 19th July 2017, Charlize Theron revealed to US Weekly that she had gone to a romantic meeting with a ‘really cool guy’.

Charlize Theron refused to disclose the name of the person with whom she had enjoyed the date. She did not reply when enquired about the celebrity status of her new lover.

On 27th May 2017, Charlize Theron was spotted sharing a laugh with Halle Berry’s ex Gabriel Aubry at Santa Monica Pier, California. Speculation of a developing romance went full. well whether her new lover is Aubry or someone else it will show only time.

Charlize Theron with Gabriel Aubry at the Santa Monica pier in California
Source: Daily Mail

Charlize Theron Net Worth

Charlize Theron’s estimated net worth has $110 million. She is considered to one of the richest actresses in Hollywood and a part of acting she is also a well-known producer and director.

Charlize Theron made her 110 million-dollar fortune with Reindeer Games & Monster, and by endorsing brands like Link TV & Breil. Charlize Theron has two properties, one located on La Costa Beach in Malibu, California and other is in Los Angeles. She also purchased two cars named Range Rover and Lexus RX400h.

Charlize frequently travels in Lexus RX400h because this is a very comfortable and relaxing car. She is also involved in numerous women’s right organizations and also done many anti-fur campaigns.