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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
Theron in February 2008
Personal information
Birth date7 August 1975(age 41)
Place of birthBenoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa
OccupationActress, producer, director, fashion model
Years active1995 present
PartnerStuart Townsend (2000 2010; separated)

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Charlize Theron (c-eniconʃɑrˈliːs_ˈθɛrən; born 7 August 1975) is a South African 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. She received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster, for which she became the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for her performance in North Country.

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