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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (General American English pronunciation:  /ʃɑrˈliːs ˈθɛrən/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ʃɐrˈlis tron]; born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress and fashion model. She started her acting career in the United States and rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012 she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus. Theron became a US citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz; who has also called herself Gerta) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron

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Charlize Theron, Sean Penn -- You Buyin' We Actually Like Each Other? (PHOTOS)

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn
You Buyin' We Actually Like Each Other

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have a problem ... she definitely doesn't like him, and he may feel similarly, but they're promoting a movie they did before the bitter breakup ... so they resorted… READ MORE >

Charlize Theron -- Alleged Stalker Won't Be Flowered With Charges

Charlize Theron's Alleged Stalker
Won't Be Flowered With Charges

Charlize Theron's alleged stalker can sleep easy on a bed of roses tonight ... the District Attorney has declined to charge him. We're told the decision on Tuesday to drop charges was made based… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Charlize Theron -- My Alleged Stalker Brought Me Flowers

Charlize Theron
My Alleged Stalker Brought Me Flowers

Charlize Theron says an unexpected floral delivery turned into a nightmare when a guy refused to leave until he saw her face-to-face ... so she called the cops. Law enforcement sources tell… READ MORE >

- 238 days ago
Charlize Theron: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

CHARLIZE THERON
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

Charlize Theron looks like a "Young Adult." Here's a 21-year-old version of the "Mad Max: Fury Road" star at the Los Angeles premiere of "2 Days in the Valley" back in 1996 (left) and nearly… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
Charlize Theron -- I've Adopted Another Baby!

Charlize Theron
I've Adopted Another Baby!

Charlize Theron's family has grown by one ... TMZ has learned she's adopted a second child.  We're told Theron worked with an adoption agency for 6 months to seal the deal. The child, an… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Sean Penn & Charlize Theron -- Reunited and It Feels So Awkward (PHOTO)

Sean Penn & Charlize Theron
Reunited and It Feels ... Soooo Awkward

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were back together Wednesday after they were forced to reunite in South Africa for re-shoots on the set of their movie ... six weeks after they ended their… READ MORE >

- 305 days ago
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn ... THEY'RE DONE

Charlize Theron & Sean Penn
THEY'RE DONE

One of Hollywood's top "Really? They're a Couple?" couples is no longer ... Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have parted ways. They'd been together since 2013 and got engaged in December 2014.… READ MORE >

- 348 days ago
Charlize Theron's Sexy Stems -- Up Close & Personal!

Charlize Theron's Sexy Stems
Up Close & Personal!

This is Charlize Theron in NYC on Monday. ... and these are Charize's luscious legs. Since you'll never get a chance to make like Mad Max and walk Fury Road alongside these gams -- we're getting… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Charlize Theron -- Kids With Sean Penn

Charlize Theron
Kids with Sean Penn

Charlize Theron can play with her 2 year-old son without fear of hikers who jump to conclusions ... at least when she does it in the middle of Los Angeles.The Oscar winning mom was out with… READ MORE >

- 562 days ago
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron -- Cops Called Over Her Screaming Son

Sean Penn, Charlize Theron
Cops Called Over Her Screaming Son

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron had their morning hike interrupted by cops Thursday ... after another hiker accused them of possibly mistreating Charlize's toddler ... but we're told cops determined… READ MORE >

- 564 days ago

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