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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.


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Nascido(a):
Aug 7, 1975 No(a) Benoni - Gauteng - South Africa
Filme / Créditos de TV:
40
Apareceu pela primeira vez:
No(a) series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Último projeto:
Filme Velozes e Furiosos 8 2017-04-12
Conhecido Por
Filmografia
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Filme Kubo e as Cordas Mágicas Monkey (voice) 2016-08-18
Filme O Caçador e a Rainha do Gelo Ravenna 2016-04-06
Filme Take Flight Herself 2015-12-11
Filme Mad Max: Estrada da Fúria Imperator Furiosa 2015-05-13
Filme Lugares Escuros Libby Day 2015-03-31
Filme Um Milhão de Maneiras de Pegar na Pistola Anna 2014-05-22
Filme Branca de Neve e o Caçador Queen Ravenna 2012-05-30
Filme Prometheus Meredith Vickers 2012-05-30
Filme The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Herself 2012-10-11
Filme Jovens Adultos Mavis Gary 2011-12-16
Filme A Estrada Mother 2009-11-25
Filme Astro Boy Narrator 2009-10-15
Filme Hancock Mary Embrey 2008-07-01
Filme A Batalha de Seattle Ella 2007-09-07
Filme No Vale das Sombras Detective Emily Sanders 2007-08-31
Filme Aeon Flux Æon Flux 2005-11-30
Filme Terra Fria Josey Aimes 2005-02-12
Filme The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland 2004-05-21
Filme Monster - Desejo Assassino Aileen 2003-11-16
Filme Uma Saída de Mestre Stella Bridger 2003-05-30
Filme Encurralada Karen Jennings 2002-09-20
Filme O Escorpião de Jade Laura Kensington 2001-08-05
Filme 15 Minutos Rose Hearn 2001-03-01
Filme Doce Novembro Sara 2001-02-16
Filme Homens De Honra Gwen Sunday 2000-09-13
Filme Caminho Sem Volta Erica Soltz 2000-04-27
Filme Jogo Duro Ashley Mercer 2000-02-25
Filme Enigma do Espaço Jillian Armacost 1999-08-26
Filme Regras da Vida Candy Kendall 1999-12-17
Filme Poderoso Joe Jill Young 1998-12-25
Filme Celebridades Supermodel 1998-09-07
Filme Advogado do Diabo Mary Ann Lomax 1997-10-17
Filme Trial and Error Billie Tyler 1997-05-30
Filme Hollywood Confidential Sally 1997-04-14
Filme The Wonders: O Sonho Não Acabou Tina 1996-10-04
Filme Contrato de Risco Helga Svelgen 1996-09-11
Filme Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Eli's Follower 1995-09-12
Series The Academy Awards Charlize Theron 1953-03-18