Charlize Theron – South African and American Academy Award-winning actress

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Charlize Theron
(August 7, 1975, Benoni, South Africa)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Celebrities,
Occupation: Actors, Film Directors, Models
Unique distinction: First African woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress (Monster, 2003). Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller. Height: 5′ 9½” (1.77 m). Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg) Measurements: 36B-24-36 (US); 91,4-61-91 сm (EU).
Gender: Female

Quotes: 1. You are only as great as the opportunities that are given to you. 2. I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it’s hard for me not to. I guess I’ve been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people. 3. When I’m working I don’t have room to think about myself and my own issues. It’s really freeing. There is no room for me, which is really nice. 4. I think in life we want to challenge ourselves. 5. I don’t think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure. 6. When a person lives a very happy life they become beautiful. 7. I love being a woman and I love being feminine. 8. What I know in my heart is that women and girls on the ground are powerful and that they are leaders.

Achievements:


Social and professional position:  South African and American actress, film producer, director, model.
The main contribution to (what is known): She is best known for her roles in such films as ‘North Country’ and ‘Monster,’ for which she won an Academy Award.Theron was the first South African-born woman to win an Academy Award. (after man -Ted Moore). She is best known for portraying the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime thriller ‘Monster’.
Contributions:  She won the Academy Award for Best Actress,  Golden Globe Award,  Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her portrayal of serial killer in Monster (2003).
Her wins and awadrds.
Overall:  52 wins and 90 nominations.
Academy Award USA.   Wins -1, nominations -1.  
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Monster (2003).
1 Nomination on Academy Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role North Country (2005)
Golden Globe Awards. Wins -1, nominations -3.
She won 1 Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Monster (2003).
3 Nominations on Golden Globe Award
For best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004),
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama North Country (2005),
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Young Adult (2011).
BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ) Awards. 2 nominations.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Monster (2003),
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role North Country (2005).
Berlin International Film Festival. Win -1.
Best Actress Monster (2003)
MTV Movie Awards. Win -1.
Best Female Performance Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
On September 30, 2005, Theron received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Notable films: 2 Days in the Valley (1996), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), The Astronaut’s Wife (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), North Country (2005), Young Adult (2011).
Produceer: Monster (2003), East of Havana Documentary (2006), Sleepwalking (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), Young Adult (2011).
Her Net worth – $110 million.
Honors and Awards: On September 30, 2005, Theron received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Monster, 2003).
Major works: Children of the Corn III (1995), That Thing You Do (1996), Trial and Error (1997), Celebrity (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Astronaut’s Wife (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), Trapped (2002) Waking Up in Reno (2002), The Italian Job (2003), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Head in the Clouds (2004), North Country (2005), Aeon Flux (2005), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Sleepwalking (2008), Hancock (2008), Battle in Seattle(2008), The Burning Plain, The Road, Astro Boy (2009), Snow White & the Huntsman, Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Dark Places (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016).

Life:


Origin: Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz and Charles Jacobus Theron (born 27 November 1947). Her father is of French descent and her mother of German descent French Ancestry Paternal side German Ancestry Maternal side.
Education: Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein). At thirteen, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
Career highlights:  Charlize Theron became a fashion model at age 14 and at 16 she entered a Johannesburg modeling contest, which she won. She  also won a one-year modeling contract at a local competition in Salerno and with her mother moved to Milan, Italy.
After Theron spent a year modeling throughout Europe, she and her mother moved to USA. In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School and in 1994 ,Theron flew to Los Angeles, where she made her film debut  in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995). She got to play her first speaking role the next year in black comedy crime film2 Days in the Valley in 1996.
In 1997, she starred in the mystery thriller, The Devil’s Advocate   with  Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in leading roles.
In 1999  Theron  played in the drama film  The Cider House Rules, which won  two Academy Awards.   
In 2000 She starred in such films as  Reindeer Games with  Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, The Yards, sports drama film  Robert Redford’s The Legend of Bagger Vance with  Will Smith, Matt Damon and  Men of Honor with  Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding. 
In 2001 she appearenced with Keanu Reeves  in a romantic drama  Sweet November. 
On February 29, 2004, she won her first Academy Award and Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award for her performance in crime film Monster (2003).
In  2004 she she played in film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and  received Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role of Britt Ekland in this film.
In 2005 Theron starred  in the drama film, North Country and in the video game adaptation Aeon Flux. She received Best Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her lead performance in the drama North Country and  earning US$10 million for both those subsequent films, and was included in the list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
In 2008 she starred with Will Smith in the superhero comedy-drama film Hancock and appeared in the drama films Sleepwalking   and  in the  drama film The Burning Plain with Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Basinger.  
Following a three-year hiatus from the big screen, Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with comedy-drama Young Adult and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as  dark fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart   and  science fiction film Prometheus (2012),  A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), mystery thriller film Dark Places(2015) and action film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
In 2016 she reprised her role as Queen Ravenna in the fantasy epic The Huntsman: Winter’s War (her Salary -$10 000 000).
In 2016, Time Magazine named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.
Personal life:  Charlize Theron was born  in Benoni (South Africa) and was raised on a farm outside the city.
Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship.
In the 1990s, Theron had a two-year relationship with actor Craig Bierko and  dated  Stephan Jenkins (1997 – 2001). In 2002
she began a relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend, with whom she starred in Trapped (2002) and Head in the Clouds (2004). After nearly nine years together they  separated in January 2010.
In early 2014, she began dating actor Sean Penn, but they had split in June 2015.
Theron has two adopted children. In March 2012 she adopted a boy, whom she named Jackson Theron (b. November 2011)
In July 2015 she adopted a girl, whom she named August.
Her first language is Afrikaans, she has a green eyes and Danced professionally.
Activism: Theron is also a philanthropist and social activist. In 2008, she was honored by the United Nations when she became the organization’s tenth messenger of peace. She created own charity called the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which helps African youth in their fight against AIDS. Theron is involved in women’s rights organizations and  also is a supporter of animal rights as active member of PETA.
She lives in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.
Zest: Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans. She was the only child in family. Ranked #1 in Ask men’s top 99 “most desirable” women of 2003. Has said her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.