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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Coldest City (filming)
Lorraine Broughton
 2010 Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (Video short)
 2009 Astro Boy
'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
 2009/I The Road
 2008 Hancock
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress
- Book of Corrine (2006) ... Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress (voice)
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
- The Ocean Walker (2005) ... Rita
- Notapusy (2005) ... Rita
- Mr. F (2005) ... Rita
- Forget Me Now (2005) ... Rita
 2005 Æon Flux (Video Game)
Æon Flux (voice)
 2003 Monster
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Candy Kirkendall
 2002 Trapped
 2001 15 Minutes
Rose Hearn
 1997 Hollywood Confidential (TV Movie)
 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
Eli's Follower (uncredited)
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(2010-11) Print ads for Christian Dior's J'Adore Dior fragrance. See more »

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24 Interviews | 44 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 59 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sharliz Teron


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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I've never been a fan of labels. And I'm not a big fan of overly justifying bad behavior, or why people are the way they are. I think it's a cop-out. And I don't have a lot of empathy for that. See more »


Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2000). See more »


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