Charlize Theron; The Personal Life, Hardships, Initial Learning, Success Story, and Achievements of the Superstar

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Charlize Theron

Who is Charlize Theron?

Charlize Theron is a famous actress in the Hollywood film industry and the most celebrated star of the Star Wars film franchise. You may go through this biography and know a lot more about her childhood, personal life, and profile.

Some Amazing Facts About Her

Walking on the path to success is hard, yet getting success is even harder. The same happened with Charlize Theron. She is an academy award-winning actress and is amazingly much appreciated for her acting skills.

She is also admired for her glowing beauty and attractive personality. Charlize is best known for her characters in the movies ‘The Cider House Rules’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, and the critically acclaimed ‘Monster’.

She has always been very dedicated to her profession and never gives second thoughts to sinking her glamorous image for a role that calls for her to look ugly or disheveled.

Despite being one of the most gorgeous Hollywood actresses she has happily taken on the unglamorous role of playing a serial killer in the movie ‘Monster’. It won her several accolades, and awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Hardships She Faced In Making Her Career

She has endured a difficult childhood; as her drunkard father was shot at and killed. Though it was in self-defense, yet her mother had to take this extreme step.

Growing up with the kids alone was never easy for her mother, and she suffered a lot of problems as well.  In spite of all the problems, her mother encouraged her to move to the Hollywood film industry and chase her dreams of becoming an international actress.

She met a talent hunter in a quirky incident at a bank and soon got a small role in a film. At the end of the day, her career started, and Charlize Theron began to appear in significant roles and rose to prominence in the late 1990s with films that were blockbusters at the box office.

Childhood & Early Life

Charlize Theron was born to Charles Theron, and Gerda Charles on August 7, 1975, in South Africa. She was the only kid of her parents. Having an African, American ancestry, she was raised in South Africa.

Charlize was enrolled in the Putfontein Primary School and completed her initial studies here, but later she had to go to the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Here she got her school, and acting training at the same time. She is very confident and fluent in both English and Afrikaans.

Her Passionate Interest in the Acting

From a very young age, she was creatively persuaded to dance and had a great love for this. She is also having credit to win a modeling contract as a teenager and shifted to Italy with her mother. Here she showed her hidden talent and modeled throughout Europe for the whole year.

Dancing was her passion, and she got admitted to the Joffrey Ballet School to train as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately, she got a knee injury and was forced to abandon this plan. Her mother heartened her to pursue an acting career instead and encouraged her to make her dreams come true.

Start of Acting Career

At the age of 19, to pursue her acting career, Charlize moved to Los Angeles to try for a career in acting. Luckily she met John Crosby, a talent agent, who made her introduced to several casting agents.

In 1995, she made her debut in Hollywood films. It was a non-speaking role in the video film ‘Children of the Corn III’. The next year, in 1996, she was chosen to play her first speaking role in ‘2 Days in the Valley’.

Some Of Her Major Works, And Blockbuster Movies

Charlize is best known for starring in the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime thriller movie ‘Monster’.

For playing the criminal in a very convincing portrayal of the cold-blooded Wuornos, the beautiful actress abandoned her glamorous looks and gave her the best performance. Here is a small list of the movies, in which she had starred

Charlize Theron Movies

  1. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  2. The Cider House Rules (1999)
  3. Monster (2003)
  4. The Italian Job (2003)
  5. North Country (2005)
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  7. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
  8. Atomic Blonde (2017)

Nominations, Awards & Achievements

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying Aileen Wuornos in the film ‘Monster’ in 2003. She is also a winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in a leading role for the same movie.

Golden Globe Awards

2004 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama           Monster (2003)

Academy Awards (Oscars)

2004 Best Actress in a Leading Role                                                 Monster (2003)

Personal Life & Legacy

Charlize had been in relationships with Stuart Townsend, Stephen Jenkins, and Craig Bierko in the past.

She has also been involved with various charities, and also she created the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to help African youth in their struggles against HIV/AIDS. She has a son, Jackson, who she adopted in 2010.

Charlize Theron’s Net Worth

She’s well-known among the highest-paid actresses in the Hollywood film industry. According to Forbes, Theron has an estimated net worth of $160 million. She’s incredibly been making more money in Hollywood since the early 2000s.