Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress whose career has been nothing but a success story unfold from grass to grace. The multi-award-winning actress is full of life and insights on the journey to making it in the spaces one is set in given that they work to the best of their ability. This article looks into her biography highlighting her career, personal life, net worth, and more details.
Charlize Theron Age and Place of Birth
Charlize was born in 1975 and celebrates her birthday on 7th August. She originally hails from South Africa in a region called Gauteng. It was here that she was brought up by her mother who then traveled around the world a lot with her.
Charlize Theron Career Journey
At the age of sixteen, Charlize Theron went into modeling with Salerno in Italy, a venture she excelled in during her teenage years. She then went into ballet dancing in the United States until she suffered a knee injury that knocked her out of a career in dancing. This had a heavy toll on her and she got into a depression.
Charlize’s mother asked her to either go back to South Africa or figure out what to do next. This was the point where she flew to LA and began hustling it out. She recalls that life was quite tough at the beginning living from paycheck to paycheck from her mother and a few small jobs she could get her hands on. At one instance, she had to steal bread from a restaurant to get by.
After a meeting with a banker named John Crosby, Charlize Theron got her entry into film after auditioning for an opening. The 1990s were her working years as she had to give in all of herself to prove herself and make a way out of the cycle she had been living in. This paid off between 2003 and 2008 when the recognition and awards for her roles started to trickle in.
In 2009 Charlize Theron took a break and then bounced back to do even bigger projects. Her acting career has since been on an upward trajectory making the best out of the platforms she finds herself in. Some of her works include The Devil’s Advocate, The Cider House Rules, Monster, North Country, Hancock, Snow White, and the Huntsman, The Fate of the Furious, Atomic Blonde, Young Adult, Tully, and Bombshell.
Charlize Theron Personal Career
With her extensive experience in the field, she established a private film company named Denver and Delilah Productions where she has been able to produce work such as Dark Places and Long Shot.
For her exceptional performances, she was the first South African to win an Oscar for best actress, been named among the 100 most influential people, has a motion picture star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, and more.
Beyond the film space, she founded The Charlize Theron Outreach Project in activism to promote HIV/AIDS awareness among the youth and champion women’s rights. Moreover, Theron has been in endorsements such as with Christian Dior and Breitling.
Charlize Theron Personal Life
The actress and founder has in the past dated Craig Bierko, Stephan Jenkins, Stuart Townsend, and Sean Penn whose relationship ended in 2015.
|Real Names||Charlize Theron|
|Age||46 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Year of Birth||1975|