Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tɜːron], although she has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa is [θron]. She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more "American" sound. She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period she later characterised as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.

Geburtstag: 07.08.1975

Geburtsort: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa


Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Charlize Theron gesehen haben: 7

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Charlize Theron mitgespielt hat: 60

  • F9
    Rolle: Cipher
  • The Old Guard
    Rolle: Andromache of Scythia / Andy
  • No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell
    Rolle: Herself
  • Bombshell
    Rolle: Megyn Kelly
  • The Addams Family
    Rolle: Morticia Addams (voice)
  • Long Shot
    Rolle: Charlotte Field
  • Tully
    Rolle: Marlo Moreau
  • Gringo
    Rolle: Elaine Markinson
  • Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road
    Rolle: Herself
  • Atomic Blonde
    Rolle: Lorraine Broughton
  • The Fate of the Furious
    Rolle: Cipher
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
    Rolle: Mother/Monkey (voices)
  • The Last Face
    Rolle: Dr. Wren Petersen
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War
    Rolle: Queen Ravenna
  • Take Flight
    Rolle: Herself
  • Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road'
    Rolle: Herself
  • The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
    Rolle: Self
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Rolle: Imperator Furiosa
  • Dark Places
    Rolle: Libby Day
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
    Rolle: Anna
  • Young Adult
    Rolle: Mavis Gary
  • Wikus and Charlize
    Rolle: Charlize Theron
  • The Road
    Rolle: Mother
  • Astro Boy
    Rolle: Narrator
  • The Burning Plain
    Rolle: Sylvia / Mariana
  • Hancock
    Rolle: Mary Embrey
  • Sleepwalking
    Rolle: Joleen
  • Battle in Seattle
    Rolle: Ella
  • In the Valley of Elah
    Rolle: Detective Emily Sanders
  • Æon Flux
    Rolle: Æon Flux
  • North Country
    Rolle: Josey Aimes
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
    Rolle: Britt Ekland
  • Head in the Clouds
    Rolle: Gilda Bessé
  • Monster
    Rolle: Aileen Wuornos
  • The Italian Job
    Rolle: Stella Bridger
  • Waking Up in Reno
    Rolle: Candy Kirkendall
  • Trapped
    Rolle: Karen Jennings
  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    Rolle: Laura Kensington
  • 15 Minutes
    Rolle: Rose Hearn
  • Sweet November
    Rolle: Sara
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
    Rolle: Adele Invergordon
  • The Yards
    Rolle: Erica Soltz
  • Men of Honor
    Rolle: Gwen Sunday
  • Reindeer Games
    Rolle: Ashley Mercer
  • The Cider House Rules
    Rolle: Candy Kendall
  • The Astronaut's Wife
    Rolle: Jillian Armacost
  • Mighty Joe Young
    Rolle: Jill Young
  • Celebrity
    Rolle: Supermodel
  • The Devil's Advocate
    Rolle: Mary Ann Lomax
  • Trial and Error
    Rolle: Billie Tyler
  • Hollywood Confidential
    Rolle: Sally
  • That Thing You Do!
    Rolle: Tina
  • 2 Days in the Valley
    Rolle: Helga Svelgen
  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
    Rolle: Eli's Follower
  • Atomic Blonde 2
    Rolle: Lorraine Broughton
  • Everything Nice
    Rolle: Michaela (rumored)
  • Force