Charlize Theron Biography, Age, Height, Family, Dating, Facts

South African-born American actress Charlize Theron came into the limelight in the later 1990s with the film, The Devil’s Advocate. Her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster earned her an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award, among other accolades, thus becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in the Best Actress category.

In a career spanning more than two daces, Theron has appeared in several successful films, including The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Atomic Blonde (2017), to name a few. As of 2024, Charlize Theron has a net worth of $160 million.

Charlize Theron Biography

Charlize Theron was born on the 7th of August 1975, in Benoni, South Africa. She’s currently 47 years old.

Birth NameCharlize Theron
Date of BirthAugust 7, 1975
Place of BirthBenoni, South Africa
Age47 years old
Sun SignLeo
ProfessionActress, Film Producer
NationalitySouth African, American
EthnicityFrench, German, Dutch, and Afrikaner
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Family and Education

Charlize Theron is the only child of her parents Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. Her great-great-uncle was a famed Second Boer War figure, Danie Theron.

Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein). At 13, she enrolled at a boarding school called the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, from her she completed her formal school education.

Charlize Theron Love Life

Charlize Theron is possibly single who in an interview with a magazine in April of this year, told that she has been single for the past 10 years. It isn’t that easy to find her love, she added.

The fact, however, was that she dated American actor, Sean Penn from 2013 to 2015. The two got engaged in November 2014 only to end their relationship in June 2015.

In 2017, major news outlets ran stories on Charlize dating a Canadian model, Gabriel Aubry. They both met at a school in Los Angeles and began dating each other therein. But, she denied all allegations related to her dating Aubry.

Her past relationships include Craig Bierko (1995-1997), Stephan Jenkins (1997-2001), and Stuart Townsend (2001-2010). She was also rumored to be dating Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in 2010, Ryan Reynolds in 2011, Alexander Skarsgård in 2012, and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2015.

Theron has two children, both adopted. She adopted a boy, Jackson Theron in March 2012 and followed by a girl, August Theron in July 2015.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 9½ inches
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
WeightKilograms – 55 kg
Pounds – 121 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements36-24-36
Body shapeHourglass
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBrunette
Shoe Size9.5 (US) / 40 (EU)
Dress Size4 (US)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Theron made her film debut with the 1995 film “Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest,” in which she appeared as a young woman.

Her first successful film was “The Devil’s Advocate”, where she played the role of a woman suffering from schizophrenia.

Television Debut

Charlize Theron had her first starring role in television in 1997 when she was cast in the television film, Hollywood Confidential, playing Sally Bowen.

In 2005, she appeared in a television series called Arrested Development. She played Rita Leeds and appeared in not less than five episodes.

Famous For

She is best known for playing a serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime thriller Monster. Her other notable works include The Fate of the Furious, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Snow White, and the Huntsman, North Country, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Brand Endorsements

Theron has endorsed a lot of brands such as John Galliano, Christian Dior, PETA, Democracy Now!, Link TV, Breil, Raymond Weil, L’Oreal, etc.

Charlize Theron Favorite Things

  • Accessory – Sunglasses
  • Color – White, Black

Social Media Profiles

Charlize Theron Facts

Although Theron is fluent in English, her mother tongue is Afrikaans.

At 16, Theron took modeling and moved to Milan, Italy where she spent a year modeling throughout Europe.

She moved to the US at the age of 19 wanting to become an actress.

Charlize was discovered by a talent agent John Crosby at a bank in Los Angeles where she was involved in a feud with a teller for not cashing her cheque.

She was cast in small roles in a number of films before getting her break in The Devil’s Advocate.

Theron is actively involved with Women’s Rights organizations.

Charlize was inducted into the Hollywood Wall of Fame on 30 September 2005.

In 2007, Theron became a naturalized citizen of the United States, while retaining her South African citizenship.

She is a huge supporter of gay marriage.

Theron is involved with various charities and she founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to help African youth in their fight against HIV/AIDS.

In 2016, Time named her one of the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

She has two cocker spaniels named Denver and Delilah. She named her production company after them.

In 2007, she was granted United States citizenship while retaining her South African citizenship.