Who is Charlize Theron?

Charlize Theron is an American and South African actress and producer who received worldwide recognition after playing the role of Mary Ann Lomax in the 1997 American supernatural horror movie, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ and the role of Jill Young in the 1998 ‘Mighty Joe Young’. She is also one of the highest-earning actresses in the world earning as much as $23 million and has also received numerous awards and accolades during her entire acting career. In the year 2016, she was also included in the list of the 100 most influential people of the world by the American weekly news magazine and news website, ‘Time’.

Quick Info
Full NameCharlize Theron
Date of Birth 7 August 1975
Birth PlaceBenoni, South Africa
Parent(s)Gerda Maritz, and Charles Theron
OccupationActress, Producer
Partner(s)Craig Bierko (1995-1997)
Stephan Jenkins
Stuart Townsend
Sean Penn
Net worth US $160 million


Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975 in Benoni, South Africa to mother, Gerda Maritz, and father, Charles Theron who were both road construction workers. Her father was an alcoholic and once threatened a young Charlize as well as her mother with a gun and almost fired it. Her mother managed to grab the gun from her father’s hands and fire it back killing him instantly on 21 June 1991. Luckily, her mother was not charged and the case was dismissed saying it was a legal shooting done in self-defense. She grew up with her mother in Benoni, Johannesburg and besides this, she is currently 45 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Charlize Theron holds an African nationality originally but later applied for an American nationality in the year 2007. As of now, she has both American and African nationality. She belongs to Afrikaner, distant English, and some part of Khoisan descent and practices Kabbalah as her religion. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.77m/177cms) tall and weighs around 55kgs (121lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a measurement of 36-24-36 inches respectively. Furthermore, she has a pair of green-colored eyes with dyed blonde hair.

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Charlize Theron studied in the Putfontein Primary School and then got transferred to the National School of the Arts located in Johannesburg when she was 13 years old.


Husband, Children

Charlize Theron was previously in a loving relationship with American actor and singer, Craig Bierko back in the year 1995. They dated for almost two years and separated in the year 1997. Later, she was in a relation with Third Eye Blind frontman, Stephan Jenkins from the year 1997 to the year 2001. After separating from Jenkins, she was involved in a relationship with Stuart Townsend, an Irish actor for almost 9 years but later separated in 2010. Charlize Theron was in a relationship with Sean Penn, an American actor with whom she got engaged in 2014 but separated in 2015. She has no children of her own but has two adopted kids, a son – Jackson Theron and a daughter – August Theron.



Charlize Theron is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@charlizeafrica) has more than 6.4 million followers and her Twitter account (@CharlizeAfrica) has over 888 thousand followers. Moreover, her Facebook page (@charlizetheron) has over 10 million followers with over 6.8 million likes.

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Charlize Theron made her debut in the movie, ‘Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest’ in the year 1995 when she played a small role. Likewise, she appeared in movies like ‘2 Days in the Valley’ and ‘That Thing You Do!’ in the year 1996, ‘Trial and Error’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ in the year 1997, ‘Celebrity’ and ‘Mighty Joe Young’ in 1998, ‘The Astronaut’s Wife’ and ‘The Cider House Rules’ in 1999, ‘Reindeer Games’, ‘The Yards’, ‘Men of Honor’ and ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ in 2000, ‘Sweet November’, ’15 Minutes’ and ‘The Curse of the Jade Scorpion’ in 2001, ‘Trapped’ and ‘Waking Up in Reno’ in 2002, ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Monster’ in 2003,

‘Head in the Clouds’ in 2004, ‘North Country’ and ‘Æon Flux’ in the year 2005, ‘In the Valley of Elah’ and ‘Battle in Seattle’ in 2007, ‘Hancock’ in 2008, ‘The Road’ and ‘Astro Boy’ in 2009, ‘Young Adult’ in 2011, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘Prometheus’ in 2012, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ in 2014, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ in 2015, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘The Last Face’ and ‘Kudo and the Two Strings’ in 2016 and ‘The Fate of the Furious’ in 2017.

She has also worked as the producer and/or the executive producer in movies like ‘Dark Places’ in 2015, ‘Brain on Fire’ in 2016, ‘Atomic Blonde’ in 2017, ‘Tully’ and ‘Gringo’ in 2018, ‘Long Shot’, ‘Murder Mystery’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Bombshell’ in 2019 and ‘The Old Guard’ in 2020. Moreover, she is also starring as Cipher in the ninth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘F9’ and is currently filming the movie that is scheduled to be released in 2021.


Charlize Theron made her debut on television when she played the role of Sally Bowen in the television movie, ‘Hollywood Confidential’ in the year 1997. Likewise, she has appeared in another television movie, ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ in the year 2004. She has also played roles for an episode each in series like ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000, ‘Robot Chicken’ in 2006, ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2014, ‘The Orville’ in 2017, and ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride’ in 2020 and has appeared for 5 episodes of ‘Arrested Development’ in 2005.

Furthermore, she has also helped produce series like ‘Hatfields and McCoys’ in 2013, ‘Girlboss’ and ‘Mindhunter’ in 2017, and ‘Hyperdrive’ in 2019.

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Music Videos

Charlize Theron has appeared in the music video of Brandon Flowers’ ‘Crossfire’ in the year 2010.

Video Games

Charlize Theron has also played the role of Æon Flux in the 2005 video game adaptation of the movie, ‘Æon Flux’.



Charlize Theron won the Academy Awards’ Best Actress award and the Golden Globe Awards’ Best Actress in a Motion Picture award in the year 2004 for her work in ‘Monster’. Likewise, she is a recipient of 23 other awards during her acting career. She has also been awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame award in 2005, Indie Impact Award in 2012, American Cinematheque Award, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award in 2019.


Net Worth

As of the year 2021, Charlize Theron has an approximate net worth of $160 million.