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|Title=Charlize Theron
 
|Title=Charlize Theron
 
|Name= Charlize Theron
 
|Name= Charlize Theron
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|Image = [[File:Charlize_theron_photoshoot-6762.jpg|250px]]
 
|Birthdate = August 7, 1975
 
|Birthdate = August 7, 1975
 
|Birthplace = Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa
 
|Birthplace = Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa
 
|Years Active = 1995-present
 
|Years Active = 1995-present
 
|Occupation= Actress
 
|Occupation= Actress
|notable Films = Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'', Mavis Gary in [[Young Adult]]
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|Notable Roles = Aileen Wuornos in [[Monster]]<br>Mavis Gary in [[Young Adult]]<br>Meredith Vickers in [[Prometheus]]
 
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==Early Life==
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==Early life==
   
[[Charlize Theron]] was born in South Africa on August 7, 1975 to parents Gerda Martiz and Charles Theron. She is of French, Dutch and German ancestry. Her father died in 1991 after he was shot by Theron's mother, which was a result of him attacking both Gerda and Charlize. Gerda faced no charges since the shooting was in self-defense.
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Charlize Theron was born in South Africa on August 7, 1975 to parents Gerda Martiz and Charles Theron. She is of French, Dutch and German ancestry. Her father died in 1991 after he was shot by Theron's mother, which was a result of him attacking both Gerda and Charlize. Gerda faced no charges since the shooting was in self-defense.
   
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
   
[[Charlize Theron]] originally planned on being a dancer but got a modeling contract at the age of sixteen. From there she began her acting career. She became most famous in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in [[Monster]]. She later won the Academy Awar for Best Actress in 2004. She got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. In 2011 she starred in the film, [[Young Adult]], and she has been nominated for several awards for her performance.
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Charlize Theron originally planned on being a dancer but got a modeling contract at the age of sixteen. From there she began her acting career. She became most famous in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster. She later won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2004. She got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. In 2011 she starred in the film, [[Young Adult]], and she has been nominated for several awards for her performance. In 2012 she starred in the film [[Prometheus]] as an official of the Weyland Corporation, a film which was directed by [[Ridley Scott]].
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Latest revision as of 23:03, November 12, 2012

Charlize Theron
Charlize theron photoshoot-6762
Name
Charlize Theron
Birthplace
Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Birth date
August 7, 1975
Occupation
Actress

Early lifeEdit

Charlize Theron was born in South Africa on August 7, 1975 to parents Gerda Martiz and Charles Theron. She is of French, Dutch and German ancestry. Her father died in 1991 after he was shot by Theron's mother, which was a result of him attacking both Gerda and Charlize. Gerda faced no charges since the shooting was in self-defense.

CareerEdit

Charlize Theron originally planned on being a dancer but got a modeling contract at the age of sixteen. From there she began her acting career. She became most famous in 2003 for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster. She later won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2004. She got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. In 2011 she starred in the film, Young Adult, and she has been nominated for several awards for her performance. In 2012 she starred in the film Prometheus as an official of the Weyland Corporation, a film which was directed by Ridley Scott.

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