Charlize Theron

Mostly Credited As: Charlize Theron
Birth Name: Charlize Theron
Date Of Birth: August 07, 1975 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: South Africa
Birth Place: Benoni, Gauteng
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Charlize Theron

Charlize is the daughter of Charles and Gerda Theron. Her father is of French descent, while her mother is of German descent. She grew up on a farm near Johannesburg. When she was 13 years old, she was sent to a boarding school. At the age of 15, her father died when her mother shot him in self defense. She studied ballet dancing and has danced in The Swan Lake and the Nutcracker production. After she has arrived at USA, she worked at the Joffrey Ballet in New York and also as a photo model. Her career as a ballet dancer was ended becuse of a knee injury.

Her first role in a movie was a non-speaking role in Children of the Corn III. Then, she began to have bigger role in movies such as The Devil's Advocate, The Cider House Rules, and Mighty Joe Young which made her name well known. However, it was the role of the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, in the film Monster (2003) that won her praises from her peers for her great performance. In February 2004, Charlize won the Best Actress award at the 76th Academy Awards and became the first South African to ever win an Oscar for Best Actress. She also won the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the same year.

Filmography - Actress
Filmography - Others

Filmography - Actress: (~Charlize Theron's Movie Quotes~)
  1. 1995 ~ Children of the Corn III
    Character played: Young Woman (uncredited)
  2. 1996 ~ 2 Days in the Valley
    Character played: Helga Svelgen
  3. 1996 ~ That Thing You Do!
    Character played: Tina
  4. 1997 ~ Hollywood Confidential (TV)
    Character played: Sally
  5. 1997 ~ Trial and Error
    Character played: Billie Tyler
  6. 1997 ~ The Devil's Advocate
    Character played: Mary Ann Lomax
  7. 1998 ~ Celebrity
    Character played: Supermodel
  8. 1998 ~ Mighty Joe Young
    Character played: Jill Young
  9. 1999 ~ The Astronaut's Wife
    Character played: Jillian Armacost
  10. 1999 ~ The Cider HouseRules
    Character played: Candy Kendall
  11. 2000 ~ Reindeer Games
    Character played: Ashley Mercer
  12. 2000 ~ The Yards
    Character played: Erica Stoltz
  13. 2000 ~ Men of Honor
    Character played: Gwen Sunday
  14. 2000 ~ The Legend of Bagger Vance
    Character played: Adele Invergordon
  15. 2001 ~ Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies
    Character played: Narrator
  16. 2001 ~ Sweet November
    Character played: Sara Deever
  17. 2001 ~ 15 Minutes
    Character played: Rose Hearn
  18. 2001 ~ The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    Character played: Laura Kensington
  19. 2002 ~ Trapped
    Character played: Karen Jennings
  20. 2002 ~ Waking Up in Reno
    Character played: Candy Kirkendall
  21. 2003 ~ The Italian Job
    Characters played: Stella Bridger
  22. 2003 ~ Monster
    Character played: Aileen Wuornos
  23. 2004 ~ The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
    Character played: Britt Ekland
  24. 2004 ~ Head in the Clouds
    Character played: Gilda Besse
  25. 2005 ~ North Country
    Character played: Josey Aimes
  26. 2005 ~ Aeon Flux
    Character played: Aeon Flux
  27. 2007 ~ Ferris Wheel (filming)
    Character played: Joleen
  28. 2007 ~ The Ice at the Bottom of the World (pre-production)
  29. 2007 ~ In the Valley of Elah
    Character played: Det. Emily Sanders
  30. 2008 ~ The Battle in Seattle
    Character played: Ella
  31. 2008 ~ Sleepwalking
    Character played: Joleen
  32. 2008 ~ Hancock
    Character played: Mary Embrey
  33. 2008 ~ The Burning Plain (completed)
    Character played: Sylvia
  34. 2008 ~ The Road (post-production)
    Character played: Wife
  35. 2009 ~ The Brazilian Job (announced)
    Character played: Stella Bridger

Filmography - Others:
  1. 2003 ~ Monster
    Credits: Producer
  2. 2004 ~ Head in the Clouds
    Credits: Executive Producer
  3. 2006 ~ East of Havana
    Credits: Producer
  4. 2006 ~ The Ice at the Bottom of the World
    Credits: Producer
  5. 2007 ~ Jinx (announced)
    Credits: Producer
  6. 2008 ~ Sleepwalking
    Credits: Producer
  7. 2009 ~ The Burning Plain (filming)
    Credits: Executive Producer
  8. 2009 ~ Jinx (announced)
    Credits: Producer


  • Academy 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • Chicago Film Critics Association 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • Golden Globe 2003
    Best Actress - Drama: Won
  • Independent Spirit Award 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • Independent Spirit Award 2003
    Best First Feature: Won
  • L.A. Film Critics Association 2003
    Best Actress (Runner-up): Won
  • National Board of Review 2003
    Best Breakthrough Actress: Won
  • National Society of Film Critics 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • Screen Actors Guild 2003
    Best Actress: Won
  • Berlin International Film Festival 2004
    Silver Bear for Best Actress: Won
  • British Academy Awards 2004
    Best Actress: Nominated
  • Academy 2005
    Best Actress: Nominated
    North Country
  • British Academy Awards 2005
    Best Actress: Nominated
    North Country
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association 2005
    Best Actress: Nominated
    North Country
  • Emmy 2005
    Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Nominated
    The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Golden Globe 2005
    Best Actress - Drama: Nominated
    North Country
  • Screen Actors Guild 2005
    Best Actress: Nominated
    North Country

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015) 
  Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain 02x50: (Apr/21/2016) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Charlize Theron, Nat Wolff, Tori Kelly 13x93: (Jul/20/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Manny Pacquiao, Grafitti6 09x260: (May/24/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Guillermo del Toro, We the Kings 06x96: (Jun/27/2008) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 178 05x178: (May/14/2015) As Herself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  May 14, 2015 02x14: (May/14/2015) As Herself 
  February 17, 2015 01x208: (Feb/17/2015) As Herself 
  May 29, 2014 01x24: (May/29/2014) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Charlize Theron, Tom Brokaw, Death Cab for Cutie 02x74: (May/11/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Josh Hartnett, The Roots 01x62: (May/20/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Charlize Theron, Jon Hamm, Cher Lloyd 32x254: (Aug/21/2014) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Josh Hartnett 32x187: (May/20/2014) As Herself 
  Cheryl Hines, Charlize Theron; Cowboy Mouth 26x139: (Mar/13/2008) As Herself 
  Jeff Probst; Charlize Theron. 25x110: (Feb/02/2007) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron/Rev Run 24x29: (Oct/13/2005) As Herself 

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' 32x220: (May/30/2014) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Seth McFarlane, Coldplay 15x09: (May/30/2014) As Herself 
  Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, Steve Coogan, Rumer 11x08: (Jun/01/2012) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane, Coldplay 11x163: (May/21/2014) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron 09x167: (May/24/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Kevin Nealon, Christina Perri 09x67: (Dec/14/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron/Jeff Daniels 03x33: (Oct/19/2005) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron/Brook Shields 01x97: (Feb/05/2004) As Herself 

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Charlize Theron, Chris Franjola, Heather McDonald, Josh Wolf 08x80: (May/21/2014) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 92 63x92: (May/20/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Harry Connick Jr., Kristin van Ogtrop, Charlize Theron 56x105: (Jan/26/2007) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Charlize Theron/The Black Keys 39x20: (May/10/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Charlize Theron/Paul Simon 26x04: (Nov/04/2000) As Herself (Host) 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Nominee: Best Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Monster') 
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Sesame Street (1969) 
  Telly Gets Jealous 44x01: (Sep/16/2013) As Herself 

FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (1996) 
  Season 18, Episode 35 18x35: (Apr/28/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 11 01x23: (Jun/10/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Watch - Episode 10 01x21: (Jun/03/2012) As Herself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Conan (2010) 
  The Boy with ADD Who... Is That a Butterfly? 02x98: (Jun/05/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

MTV Movie Awards (1992) 
  2012 MTV Movie Awards - 21st Annual 18x21: (Jun/03/2012) As Herself (Presenter) 
  2008 MTV Movie Awards 17x17: (Jun/01/2008) As Herself 
  2002 MTV Movie Awards 11x11: (Jun/06/2002) As Herself (Presenter) 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Charlize Theron 08x66: (May/29/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Juanes 20x91: (May/23/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Kevin Hart, Foster the People 19x207: (Dec/12/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Little Britain, My Morning Jacket 17x06: (Sep/22/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Dane Cook, Sinead O'Connor 14x12: (Oct/04/2005) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Puddle Of Mudd 12x76: (Jan/16/2004) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron , Chris Berman, Michelle Branch 11x227: (Jun/06/2003) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Venus & Serena Williams, Lonestar 10x36: (Aug/06/2001) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Charlize Theron, Kevin Nealon, Blitzen Trapper 19x54: (Dec/08/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Richard Belzer, Mötley Crüe 15x140: (Jun/24/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron, Lewis Black, British Sea Power 15x80: (Mar/12/2008) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Maureen Dowd 13x58: (Nov/30/2005) As Herself 
  Nathan Lane, Chalize Theron, Carly Simon 05x29: (Oct/15/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Charlize Theron, stuntman Steven Ho, Dave Matthews Band 01x65: (Sep/14/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 7, Show 10 07x10: (Mar/06/2009) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Martin Henderson, Charlize Theron 10x09: (Sep/18/2008) As Herself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Charlize Theron 05x24: (Feb/23/2000) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron 13x117: (Sep/17/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Charlize Theron 09x03: (Jan/08/2004) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Charlize Theron; Solange Knowles 12x08: (Sep/17/2008) As Herself 

This Morning (1988) 
  June 27, 2008 20x205: (Jun/27/2008) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Charlize Theron 33x134: (Mar/13/2008) As Herself 
  Laura Bush, Joel Siegel, Charlize Theron 32x110: (Feb/02/2007) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Charlize Theron, Bill Hader, Stars of Track and Field 14x82: (Feb/02/2007) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Cameron Crowe, Tariq "king Flex" Nasheed. 13x22: (Oct/12/2005) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron, Ryan Reynolds, Longwave 10x126: (May/23/2003) As Herself 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Book of Corrine 02x20: (Nov/19/2006) Voiced  Daniel's Mom 

Arrested Development (2003) 
  The Ocean Walker 03x06: (Dec/05/2005) As Rita, [Special Guest Stars]
  Mr. F 03x05: (Nov/07/2005) As Rita, [Special Guest Stars]
  Notapusy 03x04: (Nov/07/2005) As Rita, [Special Guest Stars]
  Forget Me Now 03x03: (Oct/03/2005) As Rita, [Special Guest Stars]
  For British Eyes Only 03x02: (Sep/26/2005) As Rita, [Special Guest Stars]

Oprah (1986) 
  Charlize Theron Discusses Sexual Harrassment 20x10: (Sep/30/2005) As Herself 

Sunday Morning Shootout (2003) 
  Comic-Con 2005 02x37: (Aug/07/2005) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Charlize Theron, Kris Marshall, Des Lynam, Muse 06x04: (Apr/02/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 10x01: (Feb/22/2004) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Monster') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 61x01: (Jan/25/2004) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Monster') 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Charlize Theron 10x09: (Jan/18/2004) As Herself 

People's Choice Awards (1975) 
  The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 26x01: (Jan/09/2000) As Herself (Presenter) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Clan (2013)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Hatfields & McCoys (2013) (2013)• Executive Producer
Glam Squad (2013)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


She was named after her father, Charles.

Her father is of French descent and her mother is of German descent.

English is her second language, her first language is Afrikaans.

She learned English by watching American TV when she was a teenager in her native South Africa.

She became a fashion model at the age of 14.

Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.

She used hypnotherapy to help herself to quit smoking.

In 1995, she auditioned for the female role in the movie "Showgirls".

She dated Stephan Jenkins, the lead singer of the band "Third Eye Blind" from January 1998 to July 2001.

On the 29 of September 2005, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

More Trivia
Charlize Theron Quotes
Charlize Theron: When you're in love, you're gorgeous. That's my beauty secret.

(What side of the bed she sleeps on): "The side you're not on."

(On how she feels ballet has given her such ugly feet): “I’ve had 14 broken toes and blood poisoning from infected blisters that didn’t heal for six months. If you look closely, you can see the scars.”