Charlize Theron’s father was shot by her mother for self-defense
|Net Worth:||$ 131 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actress|
|Born:||August 7, 1975|
|Children:||2 (August and Jackson)|
|Birth Name:||Charlize Theron|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.77m)|
Theron is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world as of 2019. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016. Dancing was her first love so she enrolled at the Joffrey Ballet School to learn ballet.
Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in South Africa. She is the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta and Charles Jacobus Theron. On June 21, 1991, her mother shot her father as self-defense. Charles came home drunk and threatened them with the intention of killing them. Gerda faced no legal charges because it was proven that the action was to protect their lives.
Theron went to Putfontein School then the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. As a teenager, she moved to Italy with her mother and modeled around Europe for one year.
As of January 2020, Charlize Theron’s estimated net worth is $131 million. She earned her wealth from modeling and acting.
Theron debuted her movie career in Children of the Corn III in 1995. She played as a follower of Eli Porter (Daniel Cerny). The movie focuses on Eli and his brother Joshua (Ron Melendez) who were adopted and brought to Chicago. Eli is a follower of a cult who was responsible for a chain of deadly occurrences in the family.
She co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in the thriller The Devil’s Advocate in 1997. The movie is about attorney Kevin Lomax (Reeves) who accepted a job at a high-end New York City law firm. In the end, he realized that his high-end boss (Pacino) was the Devil. She also starred in The Cider House Rules as Candy Kendall in 1999. The movie tells the story of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire) and his journey after leaving the Maine orphanage. The film was greatly appreciated and received two Academy Awards.
In 2012, Theron starred as Evil Queen Ravena, the evil stepmother of Snow White, in Snow White and the Huntsman. She also played the role of a crew member with a hidden agenda in the sci-fi movie Prometheus. Each film earned around $400 worldwide, a real box office hit.
In 2017, Theron became the main antagonist in The Fate of the Furious. She portrayed Cipher, a cyberterrorist and a criminal mastermind who blackmailed Dom (Vin Diesel) to work against the team. The film earned $1.2 billion and became her most widely seen movie.
Aside from being a successful actress, Theron founded The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. CTAOP aims to help keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS. She is also an advocate of women rights and same-sex marriage.
Theron dated singer Stephan Jenkins for three years but broke-up in October 2001. She then started a relationship with Trapped co-star Stuart Townsend. The pair lived together in Ireland and Los Angeles then split in January 2010. She dated actor Sean Penn in December 2013. They got engaged in 2014, but Theron ended the relationship in June 2015.
Theron had two adopted children,Jackson in July 2012 and August in July 2015.
“I thought she (Jackson) was a boy, too. Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!' They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide. My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be.”
- Charlize Theron
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