Charlize Theron

actress (1975)
Sun Nov 17 2019
By   sabin

Academy Award winning actress, Charlize Theron is one of the most acclaimed movie stars in Hollywood. She is winning the audience's heart since her debut in 1996 with her brilliant acting skills and performance on the screen.

Theron was born on 7th August 1975 in Benoni, South Africa, to her Afrikaner family. She is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds dual nationality (American and South African). 

Charlize's Current Affair with Brad Pitt

Charlize has faced lost of ups and downs in her love life. She went through the numbers of failed relationships. But she never let her expectations down and went on dating numbers of guys. 

The star is currently dating famous American actor Brad Pitt. The pair was first spotted in late 2018.

As per reports, Pitt was watching If Beale Street Could Talk, where Theron was invited as a special guest. Brad then joined Charlize in the bar, and both seemed very close as Pitt was holding her in his arms and winked at Theron. As a matter of fact, the two were introduced by a celebrity mutual friend, Sean Penn (Charlize's ex-fiance).

Charlize Theron's Past Affair With Stephan Jenkins

Multi-Award winning actress was previously in a romantic relationship with American singer Stephan Jenkins. The duo started dating in October 1998 after a few meetings.

Charlize posing with her first partner Stephan Jenkins
Charlize and her first partner Stephan, at an event.
Source: livingly

Unfortunately, the pair decided to break-up after dating for three years in October 2001. Both of them went separate ways with no explanation behind their split. 

Relationship With Stuart Townsend

Almost after a year of her separation with Stephan, Charlize met Stuart Townsend on the set of Trapped in 2002. The lovebirds soon fell in love and started living together in Los Angeles and later moved to Ireland. 

Theron posing with her ex-lover Stuart
Charlize and Stuart Townsend
Source: hellomagazine

The duo was going great until they began facing personal issues. After years of togetherness, the pair decided to end their eight years of relationship in January 2010.

Unsuccessful Love life with Sean Penn

The South African actress stayed single for more than three years after her split with Stuart. But in December 2013, she met actor Sean Penn during the shooting of the movie and eventually fell in love. 

Charlize and her third partner Sean Penn
Charlize and Sean Penn at an event.
Source: mercurynews

Theron and Penn also announced their engagement in December 2014, but after a year, they called off their engagement. 

Since then Charlize stayed single until Richard Rawlings asked Seth Rogan (Charlize's friend) her phone number, and tweeted saying, the fact that no one has stepped up to court,

''@CharlizeAfricais the craziest thing I've read today! I'm ready when you are Charlize, let's go for a ride! Hey @sethroganmind, setting a friend up?''

Theron, however, has not replied to Richard's tweet.

Mother Of Two Children

Even though the famous actress is still unmarried and does not share any child with her former partners, Charlize is a proud mother to two adopted children. In March 2012, Theron adopted Jackson Theron, and after three years, in July 2015, she adopted a daughter named August Theron

Recently in April 2019, Charlize stated that her child Jackson is a transgender girl, 

''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.'' 

The star even revealed that she thought her child was a boy at first. She told,

''Yes, I thought she was a boy, too. Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy! So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect, and I want to see thrive.''

The actress, moreover, is enjoying her motherhood, raising her two adorable kids. 

Health Issues

Charlize suffered from Jaundice when she was a child. The disease even created her dental problems. In an interview, she revealed about her condition, 

"I had no teeth until I was 11. I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had baby teeth". 

Back in the early 2000s, she felt down while filming a series of back handsprings for the movie, Æon Flux in Germany, Charlize. Due to the fall, she had a herniated disc in her neck and had to wear a neck brace for almost a month. 

The actress moreover was diagnosed with a stomach virus, which was believed to be contracted while overseas.

Theron Is Also An Activist

Along with her acting career, Charlize is also famous as an activist. She started The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which was renamed the following year as UN Messenger of Peace. The organization is focused on supporting youths, especially from Africa, who are fighting against HIV/AIDS. In November 2017, the organization raised $6.3 million in funds to help African organizations. 

Charlize with her CTAOP team supporing African kids
Charlize helping South African Kids with her team
Source: Borgen magazine

Not only CTAOP, but Charlize is also a supporter of same-sex marriage. She once attended a rally and marched to support the same sex in California. Theron even announced that she would not marry anyone until the government of the U.S. legalizes same-sex marriage. 

Net Worth

Charlize earns enormous money from her career as an actress. Theron's total net worth is estimated to be $160 million, as of 2019, which is more than another American actress Michelle Nolden with a whole fortune of $1.1 million.

To date, she has portrayed in numerous movies and television series, which adds up to her current wealth. Charlize made $10 million on average for a film, as reported in 2006 by The Hollywood Reporter.

Some of her notable film appearances and earnings are listed below:

YearFilmographyEarningIMDb
rating
2003The Italian Job$176 million7.0
2008Hancock$624.3 million6.4
2012Snow White and the Huntsman$400 million6.1
2015Mad Max: Fury Road$378.4 million8.1
2017The Fate of The Furious$1.2 billion6.7

Theron was further listed as the ninth highest-paid actress according to top Forbes. She was reported to earn $23 million every year. This is not enough; Charlize's other incomes and expenses are pretty impressive. In 1998, she purchased Hollywood hill home for $1.6 million

Charlize's Hollywood Hills Mansion
Charlize's Hollywood Hills Mansion
Source: Lonny

In 2013, she sold her Malibu estate for $6.5 million. The same year, Charlize Holywood Hills House's price raised upto $3.8 million.

Endorsements

The famous actress also made staggering money from endorsement deals. In 2004, Theron signed an endorsement deal with John Galliano for $3 million in exchange to use her picture in an advertisement for Raymond Weil Watches

The star, in addition, made $200,000 from advertising Chopard's jewelry during the Oscars in 2016. Have a look at the picture:

Charlize looking stunning in white deep neckline dress
Charlize advertising wearing Chopard's jewelry.
Source: PopSugar

Initial Career

Theron began her career as a model and a dancer when she was sixteen-year-old. After a few years, Charlize got a knee injury and had to quit her dancing career.

Then in mid-1990, Theron was discovered by John Crosby and made her debut appearance as Mary Ann Lomax in The Devil's Advocate. The film was a hit success, and Charlize gained colossal fame. She also made her appearance on the cover of Playboy magazine in 1999. 

Charlize Became Famous All Over The World

In 2003, Theron gained immense fame globally when she portrayed in the film The Italian Job. The movie was a remake of the 1969 British film The Italian Job

Theron on one of the scenes of Hancock
Theron while portraying the movie Hancock.
Source: YouTube

The same year, Theron made her appearance in the movie Monster as the serial killer Aileen Wuornos. For her acting, she received the Academy Award for Best Actress at 76th Academy Awards in 2004. In 2008, Charlize appeared in the Burning Plain and Hancock

Theron's Hiatus And Comeback In The Film Industry

The following year, Theron made several films, including Astro Boy and The Road. She also co-presented the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on 4th December 2009. 

The famous actress took a two-year gap from her acting career. Later in 2011, she returned to the film industry and made her appearance in Young Adult. Her recent work includes portrayal as a U.S. Secretary of State in the romantic comedy movie Long Shot.

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