Charlize Theron: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : actress
  • Sign : Lion
  • Date of birth: Thursday 07 August 1975 (age: 45 years old)
  • Country: South Africa

Long before flirting with glory through her Hollywood career, Charlize Theron, born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa, had to face some very dark hours. In 1991, an intern at the National School of Arts in Johannesburg, Charlize came to spend a weekend with her family. It is then that her mother, Gerda, kills her alcoholic and violent father, Charles, before her eyes. In self-defense, Charlize’s mother is not prosecuted.

After this traumatic event, Charlize devotes himself to his artistic career, supported by his mother who enters him in a modeling contest. The teenage girl was a big winner and travelled the world for several months before embarking on a career as a dancer in New York. Following a serious knee injury, she gave up this profession and started acting.

In 1994, she met John Crosby, a talent scout in Hollywood, who was to be a determining factor in her career. She enrolled in acting classes and made her big screen debut in Two days in the Valley in 1996. She was revealed to the general public in 1997 with The Devil’s Partner alongside Keanu Reeves, her first commercial success. After a few films of mixed success (Le sortilège du scorpion de jade, Mauvais piège, Sweet november), she returned to the top of the bill in 2003 with Braquage à l’italienne. In 2003, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the film Monster, in which she became ugly. In 2007, she directed her partner, Stuart Townsend, in Battle in Seattle. The actress who alternates the registers participates in 2012 in two Hollywood super productions, Snow White and the Hunter and Prometheus.

On the private side, she lives a romance between 1997 and 2001 with singer Stephan Jenkins, then shares the life of actor Stuart Townsend (2002 to 2010). In March 2012, Charlize surprises everyone by adopting three-month-old Jackson, a native of South Africa, as her solo actress. In January 2014, she makes her new love official and appears on Sean Penn’s arm at a charity gala organized by the actor for Haiti. But in June 2015, rumors in the American tabloids announced that the couple had broken up, and in August 2015, Charlize Theron adopted a little girl named August, born in the United States.