Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer who works predominantly in the English film and television industries. She made her debut in 1995 with movie Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, and her television debut in 1997 in film Hollywood Confidential.
A recipient of various awards, which include an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, Charlize came into 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).
After making her movie debut in 1995, Charlize went on to star in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), That Thing You Do! (1996), Trial and Error (1997), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Celebrity (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Astronaut's Wife (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), Reindeer Games (2000), The Yards (2000), Men of Honor (2000), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Sweet November (2001), 15 Minutes (2001), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001).
Charlize then starred in Trapped (2002), Waking Up in Reno (2002), The Italian Job (2003), Monster (2003), Head in the Clouds (2004), North Country (2005), Æon Flux (2005), East of Havana (Producer-2006), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Battle in Seattle (2007), Hancock (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), The Road (2009), Astro Boy (Narrator-2009), Young Adult (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Dark Places (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
From 2016 to 2019, Charlize starred in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), The Last Face (2016), Kubo and the Two Strings (Voice-2016), Brain on Fire (Producer-2016), Atomic Blonde (2017), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Tully (2018), Gringo (2018), A Private War (Producer-2018), Long Shot (2019), Murder Mystery (Executive Producer-2019), The Addams Family (Voice-2019).
She will next be seen in Bombshell, Fast & Furious 9, and The Old Guard.
Charlize television work includes Hollywood Confidential (1997), Saturday Night Live (2000-2014), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Arrested Development (2005), Robot Chicken (2006), Girlboss (2017), Mindhunter (2017-Present), The Orville (2017), and Hyperdrive (2019).
Her web series include Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2009), Charlize Theron Got Hacked (2012), and 10 Ways To Drive Him Wild (Featuring Charlize Theron) (2017).
She created the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 in an effort to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and in 2008 was named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is involved in women's rights organizations and also is a supporter of animal rights and an active member of PETA.
Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa to Gerda Maritz and Charles Theron and is an only child. She attended the attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), and at thirteen was sent to boarding school, and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She has two children, who she adopted in 2012 and 2015.
Charlize Theron updates her followers through Facebook - Charlize Theron/@charlizetheron, Twitter - Charlize Theron/@CharlizeAfrica, and Instagram - @charlizeafrica.