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Charlize Theron

Actress Charlize Theron
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Profession: Actress

South Africa
South African

Biography: Born in South Africa, Theron emigrated to Italy and worked as model, and then to America to pursue a career in film. She worked in a variety of genres, garnering praise in "Cider House Rules" (1999), and winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in "Monster" (2003). She continues to work in film on screen, and occasionally as a producer.

In 2007, Theron became a US citizen, and started a foundation for HIV/AIDS prevention in South Africa. She is a UN Messenger of Peace, and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and same-sex marriage.

Born: August 7, 1975
Birthplace: Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
Age: 46 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 2004-01-25 61st Golden Globes: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", Sean Penn, and Charlize Theron win
  • 2004-02-29 76th Academy Awards: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win

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