- Name: Charlize Theron
- Age: 42 years old
- Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $120 Million
- Status: Alive
Charlize Theron is a South African-born actress, film producer and animal rights activist. She became a naturalized citizen of the united States in 2007. Her film credits include Monster (2003), North Country (2005), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Atomic Blonde (2017). Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa. She’s an only child. Her parents were Gerda Maritz and Charles Theron. They owned a road construction company called Charles and Gerda. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School followed by the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. She also trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in the United States.
Theron started out as a dancer and model prior to her acting career. She landed her first modeling contract at the age of 16. She spent a year working in Milan, Italy before moving to the United States. She pursued dancing in New York but her career ended with a knee injury. Following her injury, Theron moved to Los Angeles, California. While there she was discovered by talent agent John Crosby. She began appearing in films in the mid 1990s. Her first major role was that of “Mary Ann Lomax” in the thriller, The Devil’s Advocate (1997). The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and stars Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Other early films include Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999) and Sweet November (2001). In 1999, she appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair and Playboy magazine.
Theron portrayed real-life serial killer “Aileen Wuornos” in the crime-drama, Monster (2003). She gained 40 pounds for the role. Her performance earned her an Academy Award for best actress. She also won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Theron starred as “Josey Aimes” in the drama film, North Country (2005). That same year she held the title role in the film adaption of ‘Aeon Flux’. In 2008, she appeared opposite Will Smith in the superhero film Hancock. Theron shaved her head for the role of “Imperator Furiosa” in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) with Tom Hardy. She starred as “Lorraine Broughton” in Atomic Blonde (2017). Other films include Young Adult (2011) with Patton Oswalt, A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) with Seth MacFarlane, and The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) with Chris Hemsworth. Theron narrated the animated superhero film, Astro Boy (2009). She voiced “Monkey/Sariatu” for the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).
In addition to films, Theron is an activist and philanthropist. In 2004, she appeared alongside her pet dog in a PETA advertisement. She created the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. The program helps to protect African children from HIV/AIDS. She’s also an advocate for The Global Fund. Theron was named a United Nations messenger of peace in 2008.
Charlize Theron is about 5ft 10in tall and she’s of Dutch, French and German descent. She’s from an Afrikaner family and speaks both Afrikaans and English. Her net worth is around $120 million. She’s endorsed brands like John Galliano, Christian Dior and Raymond Weil. Theron dated Irish actor ‘Stuart Townsend’ from 2001 to 2010. The couple was engaged but never got married. She’s also dated musician Stephan Jenkins and actor Sean Penn. Theron has two adopted children, Jackson and August. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Charlize Theron Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Charlize Theron
- Birthday: August 7, 1975
- How Old : Age: 42 years old
- Place of Birth: Benoni, South Africa
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Actress, Film Producer, Activist
- Years Active: 1995-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $120 Million
- Partner(s): Stuart Townsend
- Death-O-Meter: Alive