Charlize Theron Biography

Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is a South African-American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.

She rose to fame in the late 1990s following her roles in 2 Days in the Valley, Mighty Joe Young, The Devil's Advocate, and The Cider House Rules.

Early Days

At the age of 16, Theron traveled to Milan, Italy, on a one-year modeling contract, after winning a local competition. She went to New York with Pauline's Model Management. She decided to remain after her contract ended, attending the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer. A knee injury closed this career path when Theron was 19.

List of Movies

1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
1996 2 Days in the Valley
1996 That Thing You Do!
1997 Trial and Error
1997 The Devil's Advocate
1998 Celebrity
1998 Mighty Joe Young
1999 The Astronaut's Wife
1999 The Cider House Rules
2000 Reindeer Games
2000 The Yards
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
2000 Men of Honor
2001 Sweet November
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2001 15 Minutes
2002 Trapped
2002 Waking Up in Reno
2002 The Italian Job
2003 Monster
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
2004 Head in the Clouds
2005 North Country
2005 Æon Flux
2007 In the Valley of Elah
2008 Sleepwalking
2008 Hancock
2008 Battle in Seattle
2008 The Burning Plain
2009 The Road