Charlize Theron Biography

Updated On Jan 22, 2019 Published On Sep 29, 2015
Facts of Charlize Theron
Date of Birth: 1975 , August-7
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Charlize Theron
Father Charles Jacobus Theron
Mother Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz,
Nationality South African
Birth Place/City Benoni, Gauteng
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 110 Million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dyed Brown
Body Measurements 36-24-36
Weight in KG 61 KG
Married Yes
Married to Sean Penn
Children Jackson Theron, August Theron
Awards Golden Globe Award
Movies Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
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Charlize Theron also known by her nickname Charlie is a renowned South-African actress, producer, and model who is best known for portraying her role in the movies like Mighty Joe Young.

Early Life And Education

Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975 and is 43 years old. She was born in Benoni, South Africa, and is currently residing in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Charlize was born to higher class family born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa to mother Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz and father Charles Jacobus Theron.

Charlize is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity; French, German, and Dutch.

Charlize studied at Putfontein Primary School and got enrolled at National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.


Charlize Theron dreamed of acting since her childhood days. During her early days, she took part in several competitions.

Charlize became actively involved in acting since 1995. She actually desired to enter in acting and was lucky enough to grab huge attention. She made her movie debut in 1995 appearing in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.

Till the date, Charlize has appeared in numerous movies and television shows like The Cider House Rules, Mighty Joe Young, Reindeer Games, Men of Honor, The Yards, The Italian Job, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Sleepwalking, and many others.

Personal Life

Charlize Theron is not married yet but was involved in love affairs with many celebrities.

She was in a relationship with Stephan Jenkins for around three years until breaking up in 2001. Likewise, she dated Stuart Townsend for around eight years before breaking up in 2010.

Later, after dating for around a year, she got engaged to Sean Penn in December 2014. Just like her past affairs, her relationship with Sean Penn also did not work out.

Sources claim that she dated Craig Bierko back in 1995.

After calling off an engagement with Sean, she is living as a single mother to her two adopted children. 

Charlize adopted a boy in March 2012 and a girl in July 2015.

Body Measurements

Charlize Theron has a well-maintained slim figure.

Height: Charlize stands 5 ft 9½ tall

Weight: Charlize weighs around 55 kg.

Figure Measurements: 36-24-36 inches

Bra Size: 34B

Shoe Size: 9.5 (US) 

Dress Size: 2 (US)

Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Charlize Theron' net worth is reported to be around $130 million that she might have earned from her professional acting career. She earns an annual salary of $10,000,000. 

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Born in Benoni, Gauteng

August 7 , 1975

Charlize Theron was from the higher class family born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa to Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz and Charles Jacobus Theron. She is a tall woman with five feet and ten inch and she is also of average weight. She is now an American and she is of diverse descent and that is of French, German, and Dutch.

First major movie


She played her first movie role in 1995 and that was in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest. Since then she has appeared in several movies, from Aeon Flux, she earned a salary of $10,000,000. Till now, she has appeared in several dozens of movies.

Dated Craig Bierko


Charlize Theron is not married yet but she was in love affairs more than once with different boyfriend. She once dated Craig Bierko and that was in 1995. She just had a short term relation with him. During that time they were also found in public places dating each other. 

Began dating Stephan Jenkins


After ending her relation with Craig Bierko, she started dating Craig Bierko. He is one of the lead vocalists of the Third Eye Blind. She began dating him from 1997; they were really a sweet couple. They didn't have any children together. 

Broke up with Stephan Jenkins


She remained in love relationship with Stephan Jenkins for about half decade from 1997. Once, she also claimed that she is going to be engaged with him but it didn’t happened later as she broke up with him in 2001. She also didn't have any children with him.

Began dating Stuart Townsend


Soon after separating with the great musician, Stephan Jenkins, she started her romantic relationship with Stuart Townsend. He is also an actor like her and is also a movie director. They started dating from 2002 and remained together for a shy of decade.

Broke up with Stuart Townsend


Charlize Theron remained in love relationship with Stuart Peter Townsend for about a decade. While she was in relationship with him, she made a mind to adopt a son which she finally did in 2012. She separated with him in January of 2010.

Dated Sean Penn


She also had a one year relationship with Sean Penn. He is also of same profession like her. She dated him from the start of 2014. She was also found dating him in the public places dating each other but this relationship also ended after just a year.

Adopted a son


She has never been the mother of her own child yet and she has never ever been pregnant too. But she is now the mother of two children. She adopted a son named Jackson in 2012. Later she also announced that she also desired to adopt another child. 

Won Academy Awards, USA


She has also been honored by the Academy Awards, USA. She was first nominated in this award in 2004 for portraying her role in the movie named Monster and that was for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She won this award from the same nomination. 

Won Golden Globes, USA


Her role in Monster was really alluring, she won several awards from her role in that movie. In 2004, she was also honored by the Golden Globes, USA for her role in the same movie. Till now she has been nominated for four times in this award. 

Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards


2004 and Movie Monster was a good one for her. She claimed lots of honor from that two and it was the one which played the main role to raise her fame in the world. She was honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress in 2004.

Won CinEuphoria Awards


In 2013, she was nominated in CinEuphoria Awards from two different nominations and that was for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie name Snow White and the Huntsman. She was honored with this award from her later nominations. 

Net Worth and Salary


As of early 2019, Charlize Theron' net worth is $130 million and earns an annual salary of $10,000,000.