Charlize Theron

Biography: Charlize grew up as the only child on her parents' farm near Johannesburg and was sent to a boarding school at the age of 13. At the age of 15, Charlize witnessed the death of her father, Charles Theron. He was an abusive alcoholic and her mother, Gerda Theron, shot him in self defense when he attacked her. No charges were pressed. At the age of 16 she travelled to Milan, Italy on a one-year modelling contract after winning a local modelling competition. Her modelling contract ended while she was in New York City. She decided to remain in New York City and attended the school of the Joffrey Ballet in New York. She trained as a ballet dancer and danced in both "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker." A knee injury ended her dancing career at the age of 18. Unable to dance and almost penniless, she bought a ticket to Los Angeles. After eight months in the city she got her first part, a non-speaking role in the B-film "Children of the Corn III." In December 7, 2003 respected film critic Roger Ebert said Theron's performance in Monster was one of the greatest performances in the history of film. She won Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004, as well as the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award. She is the first South African to win the Best Actress Academy Award.

On September 30, 2005 she received her own bronze star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Theron is the current spokeswoman for Dior perfume and resides in Los Angeles with her long-term boyfriend Stuart Townsend. She recently revealed that she had surgery on a herniated cervical disc in her neck, while filming a movie in Berlin, Germany.
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Charlize Theron's Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 75 The Cider House Rules
Lowest Metascore: 27 Sweet November
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
75 The Cider House Rules Dec 10, 1999 Candy Kendall 7.5
74 Monster Dec 24, 2003 Producer / Aileen 6.9
71 Young Adult Dec 9, 2011 Producer / Mavis Gary 6.4
71 That Thing You Do! Oct 4, 1996 Tina 8.0
70 East of Havana Feb 2, 2007 Producer tbd
68 North Country Oct 14, 2005 Josey Aimes 7.5
68 The Italian Job May 30, 2003 Stella Bridger 7.0
65 In the Valley of Elah Sep 14, 2007 Det. Emily Sanders 7.2
65 Prometheus Jun 8, 2012 Vickers / Meredith Vickers 6.5
64 The Road Nov 25, 2009 The Mother / Woman 7.5
60 The Devil's Advocate Oct 17, 1997 Mary Ann Lomax 7.5
58 The Yards Oct 20, 2000 Erica Soltz 7.4
57 Snow White and the Huntsman Jun 1, 2012 The Evil Queen / Ravenna 6.2
56 Men of Honor Nov 10, 2000 Gwen Sunday 7.4
54 Battle in Seattle Sep 19, 2008 Ella 7.3
53 Astro Boy Oct 23, 2009 'Our Friends' Narrator 6.2
49 Hancock Jul 2, 2008 Mary / Mary Embrey 6.5
47 The Legend of Bagger Vance Nov 3, 2000 Adele Invergordon 7.8
45 A Million Ways to Die in the West May 30, 2014 Cast / Anna / Anna 5.0
45 The Burning Plain Sep 18, 2009 Executive Producer / Sylvia 7.6
42 Trapped Sep 20, 2002 Karen 7.3
40 Sleepwalking Mar 14, 2008 Producer / Joleen 6.6
40 Head in the Clouds Sep 17, 2004 Gilda Bessé 8.9
37 Reindeer Games Feb 25, 2000 Ashley 5.7
37 The Astronaut's Wife Aug 27, 1999 Jillian Armacost 4.9
36 Æon Flux Dec 2, 2005 Æon Flux 5.7
34 15 Minutes Mar 9, 2001 Rose Hearn 5.0
28 Waking Up in Reno Oct 25, 2002 Candy Kirkendall 8.2
27 Sweet November Feb 16, 2001 Sara Deever 7.3
tbd Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Imperator Furiosa tbd
tbd Dark Places Sep 1, 2014 Producer / Libby Day tbd