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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

August 07, 1975

Birth Place :

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Claim to fame :

As Aileen Wuornos in "Monster" (2003)

Biography


With critics' praise and numerous film awards she has obtained throughout her acting career, Charlize Theron undoubtedly has established herself as one of Hollywood's prominent stars of her generation. Consistently displayed stunning performances in every role she takes, this striking actress has indeed proven that she is much more than just a pretty face and therefore really deserves all the accolades addressed to her. Although the road to achieve world's recognition was quite rough to undergo, the remarkable natural talent she possesses definitely is the strongest point which enables her to eventually embrace what every aspiring thespian craves for: success, popularity, and respect.

A perfect blend of French Huguenot and German origin, Charlize was raised at her parents' farm in Benoni, a town near Johannesburg, South Africa from the day she was born on August 7, 1975. As this only child of Charles and Gerda Theron began to show a fascination with dancing, particularly ballet, she then was encouraged by her mother to take ballet lessons at the age of 6. Apparently, dancing was not her only interest for the little girl enthusiastically spent her spare time to watch American movies through the videos she obtained from a video store. "And this little video store opened in town with, like, 20 videos," she recalled. "I saw everything about 50 times." Meanwhile, her study of ballet brought her to Johannesburg where she entered a boarding school specialized in performing arts at her early teens, polishing her dancing skills in classical ballet, flamenco, and contemporary dance while also attending drama classes.

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Judge Who Leaked Charlize Theron Adoption Details Is Fired

September 12, 2014 07:39:00 GMT

A judge in Arkansas has been dismissed from his position after he leaked details about adoption proceedings in an internet forum. Circuit Judge Michael Maggio was dismissed by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, September 9.
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Judge Banned From the Bench for Leaking Charlize Theron Adoption Details

August 08, 2014 09:18:26 GMT

Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving in 2012, has agreed to step down from his job as a judge. If Supreme Court approves the settlement, the Arkansas judge will be suspended with pay for the remainder of 2014 before leaving his office.
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Charlize Theron Flashes New Ring, Fuels Engagement Rumors to Sean Penn

July 25, 2014 02:27:53 GMT

was photographed wearing a flashy piece of jewelry on her left ring finger while strolling through the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, July 23. The glimpse of the new sparkler came just days after reports that the actress was planning to wed emerged, fueling the rumors even more.
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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Plan to Get Married 'Very Soon'

July 22, 2014 08:16:22 GMT

and , who began dating about eight months ago, allegedly plan to marry this summer. Charlize and Sean, who are currently filming new movie "" together in South Africa, also plan to adopt a child together.
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Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron Stunning at Dior Fall 2014 Couture Show

July 08, 2014 05:58:43 GMT

Christian Dior presented their Fall 2014 Couture show near the Musee Rodin in Paris on Monday, July 7. Gorgeous celebrities, mostly wrapped in the label, sat on the front row. Among them were , and .
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First Look: Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

June 26, 2014 07:38:09 GMT

Brand new pictures from "" have landed online via Entertainment Weekly. They give first look at who shaved her head to play Imperator Furiosa and who looks unrecognizable as a bald Nux. Some other images also show as "Mad" Max Rockatansky.
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Charlize Theron Gives Nearly $100 Tip to PinkBerry Worker

June 05, 2014 08:50:05 GMT

made a worker of PinkBerry in Hollywood full of worry after buying a mini frozen yoghurt without paying. She said to the worker that she did not have money at that time and she promised her bill would be paid later when she came back.
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Charlize Theron Comes Under Fire for Comparing Press Intrusion to Rape

May 30, 2014 17:01:21 GMT

landed in hot water for comparing a life under media microscope to sexual abuse. A fan tweeted, "#CharlizeTheron your timing is shocking given the brutal rape and murders in India. Get real!" Another wrote, "I do think #CharlizeTheron comments are tasteless and shallow! She needs to #getagrip."
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Charlize Theron Says Seth MacFarlane Called Her Son 'Little Republican'

May 21, 2014 02:37:13 GMT

called 's son Jackson "little republican," the actress revealed. Theron mentioned it as she stopped by "", airing on Wednesday, May 21, with MacFarlane to promote "".
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Video: Barbara Walters Pokes Fun at Herself on Charlize Theron-Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 12, 2014 02:11:49 GMT

"" paid tribute to before she officially retires this coming week on "". The variety show played clips of numerous Barbara Walters impressions over the years before the real Barbara Walters appeared on Weekend Update segment with Cecily Strong.
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Charlize Theron and Andy Samberg Sign Up to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

April 24, 2014 06:58:43 GMT

"" has announced hosts for its May editions. After tapping "" actor for the May 3 episode, the variety series has tapped and to tackle the hosting duty for the following weeks.
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Charlize Theron in Talks for Sean Penn's Sudanese Refugee Drama 'The Last Face'

April 09, 2014 08:20:07 GMT

is in negotiations to star in a Sudanese drama called "". The movie will be directed by her beau, , who last served behind the lens in 2007's "" which earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
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Judge Admits to Leaking Charlize Theron Adoption Info

March 08, 2014 05:15:52 GMT

An Arkansas judge named Mike Maggio has confessed to leaking some details about adopting a baby. Maggio used "geauxjudge" as his user name and he left comments about the confidential materials on the Louisiana State University message board in 2012, two months before she made the announcement.
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Full List of 2014 Oscars Presenters Announced

February 24, 2014 15:21:28 GMT

The full list of celebrities who will take the stage on March 2 to present the Oscars was unleashed on Monday, February 24. Among the famous names are , , , and .
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Sean Penn Spotted Locking Lips With Charlize Theron

February 10, 2014 04:58:01 GMT

and 's new romance heated up. The lovebirds were recently caught on camera showing some public display of affection. The "" actress and the "" actor were pictured sharing a passionate kiss inside a car.
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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Get Cozy at Charity Event

January 13, 2014 03:16:50 GMT

and fueled dating rumor. Romantically linked after spotted celebrating New Year together in Hawaii, the pair was spotted getting cozy during a gala dinner to raise money for his Haiti charity over the weekend.
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Bono and Charlize Theron Pay Respects at Nelson Mandela Memorial

December 11, 2013 03:53:01 GMT

and were among tens of thousands of people who attended Nelson Mandela memorial on Tuesday, December 10. Attended by more than 60 heads of state, the event which celebrated the life of the South African statesman was held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
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Charlize Theron Eyed for 'The ExpendaBelles'

December 07, 2013 04:21:42 GMT

Another A-list actress is added to the casting report of "". According to Schmoes Know, has received an offer to be part of the kick-ass team in the all-female version of 's "".
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Celebrities Mourning the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 06, 2013 00:18:31 GMT

One of the greatest world leaders, Nelson Mandela, has died on Thursday, December 5. The world including Hollywood celebrities, paid a tribute to former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.
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Charlize Theron Is 'Fine' After Secretly Undergoing Neck Surgery

October 08, 2013 09:14:51 GMT

is recovering after secretly undergoing a surgery for an injury she got on filming set several years ago. According to multiple sources, the 38-year-old star had a spine injury when filming her 2005 action movie, "".
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Amy Poehler and Charlize Theron Get Teary at Power of Women Luncheon

October 05, 2013 06:11:29 GMT

and got emotional as they were recognized for their philanthropic work at the 2013 Variety Power of Women Luncheon on October 4. Speaking on the podium, Poehler told audience members to close their eyes and remember moments from their childhood.
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Oscars 2013: Charlize Theron Helped Security Guard Who Suffered Seizure

February 25, 2013 03:51:44 GMT

was a life saver at the 85th annual Academy Awards. The Queen Ravenna of "" came to the rescue of a security guard who was suffering from a seizure at the Dolby Theater where the Oscar ceremony took place.
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Charlize Theron Celebrates Son's Birthday With Sandra Bullock and Chelsea Handler

February 19, 2013 08:42:33 GMT

held a birthday party on Sunday, February 17 for her son, Jackson, who turned one. Some celebrities such as and were invited to the party. Sandra arrived at the party with her son, 3-year-old Louis. Chelsea's Limousin, meanwhile, arrived at the same time.
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Charlize Theron's 'Hatfields and McCoys' Gets Pilot Order From NBC

January 29, 2013 07:19:34 GMT

NBC is giving "" from a try. The network has ordered a pilot to the modern-day adaptation of the famous family feud which is developed at ABC Studios.
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Charlize Theron Debuts Shaved Head in Namibia

June 28, 2012 20:22:56 GMT

was seen extra bare in Namibia this week. The actress has debuted her new look without a single piece of hair on her head while visiting the city with his adopted son Jackson.
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'Sesame Street' to Get Big Screen Treatment From 20th Century Fox

June 20, 2012 04:28:04 GMT

Following the big success of "", a feature film related to the iconic puppet film is ready to hit the big screen as well. It has been reported that 20th Century Fox is currently developing a feature film based on classic children's TV series "".
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Kristen Stewart Eclipses Charlize Theron on Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Actresses

June 20, 2012 03:35:32 GMT

is officially the highest-paid actress, according to Forbes. The site has revealed its annual list of highest-paid actresses on Tuesday, June 19, revealing that the " Saga" actress tops the chart by earning an estimated $34.5 million from her movies from May 2011 to May 2012.
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'Resident Evil: Retribution' Debuts High-Octane First Full Trailer

June 15, 2012 01:18:26 GMT

lets out her inner killer lady persona in the first full trailer for "". Studded with high-octane scenes, the sneak peek shows Milla's Alice frontally combating zombies and other undead creatures within an apocalyptic landscape. Also featured in the video are Li Bingbing and in their portrayals of fan-favorite characters Ada Wong and Leon Kennedy respectively.
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'Bachelor Pad' Season 3 Contestants Revealed

June 14, 2012 19:43:00 GMT

ABC has announced the names that will grace the third season of "". The producers have picked some of the most controversial contestants from past seasons of "" and "", adding newbies, the identical twins Brittany and Erica Taltos who will compete as one person.
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Second Wave of 2012 Teen Choice Awards Nominations Adds Nods for Vampires

June 14, 2012 19:16:39 GMT

The second wave of 2012 Teen Choice Awards nominations has added more chance for the vampires. "" now has 11 nods with the addition of Choice Movie: Romance, Actor and Actress: Romance for and , Liplock, and Scene Stealer: Male for and Female for .
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