American actress and model of South African origin Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, South Africa, August 7, 1975 and was the only child in the family. The girl's parents kept the farm and managed by the company for the construction of roads. All childhood future star went on the parent farm in Benoni. Elementary school girl graduated in nearby Johannesburg. The parents on the farm working people from the local tribes, after talking with them a future star learned about 26 dialects. In addition, with native afrakaans, fluent in English, but with a clear African accent. Already in the 6-year-old Charlize Theron went to ballet classes. A 13-Th studied at a boarding school, and the National School of Arts.
The 15-year-old Charlize lost her father. A man, a chronic alcoholic, shot and killed his own wife. Mother of actress pulled the trigger in self-defense. Police have not accused the woman of anything. Being popular, she claimed that her father had died in a terrible car accident.
16-year-old Charlize Theron, on the advice of his mother, took part and won the local competition models. Later beauty has won the international competition model in the Italian Positano.
After the triumph of the girl has entered into an annual contract Milanese modeling agency. For the year of the girl traveled with shows all over Europe and then went to New York, where he decided to stay. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, so I went to study at the Joffrey Ballet School. In his spare time, she worked as a model. However, a dancing career Charlize Theron had to forget. At 19-years old Cancelled dancer suffered a knee injury. "I thought it was the end of the world, dancing was my passion. I thought that I would have to go back to South Africa and the rest of his life working in a supermarket, "- admitted the actress. But then she did not come home, and went to Miami, where she continued modeling work. The mother offered to Charlize Theron to try himself in Hollywood.
The fateful meeting
She listened to the mother's advice and flew to Los Angeles. Money was not completely a few months Charlize Theron lived in a cheap hotel and was starving. Life model has changed dramatically after she appeared in the bank, which would like to cash a check from the mother for 500 dollars. The cashier refused to give cash a check that is issued outside the United States. Theron made a scandal, witnessed by John Crosby. The man is a manager who represents the interests of celebrities. He noticed the girl and handed her his card. Crosby later brought her to the agency on the selection of actors and acting school. In the latter, by the way, she was able to get rid of the South African accent.
After 8 months after moving to Los Angeles, Charlize Theron was approved on its first role. However, without a word. She appeared in the 3-second episode in the film "Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest". Next came the role in the television movie "Secrets of Hollywood". Initially I planned to do the show, but the pilot version of the acknowledged failure. The first major role was played by Charlize in the crime film "Two Days in the Valley" by John Herzfeld. Theron was the girlfriend of one of the main characters. Another supporting actress has worked in the film "That Thing You Do!" Tom Hanks. This was followed again a minor role in the film "The process and error."
Dream Charlize Theron was launched after she was asked to star in the film "The Devil's Advocate." It was the first really big job. The actress recalls that the role demanded by Charlize creative and financial costs. Several times she flew to audition in New York at his own expense. Together with Theron in "devil's advocate" played by stars such as Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. By the way, in the film actress convincingly played bouts of schizophrenia. Helped her in the daily visits a therapist. Next part is also demanded by Charlize Theron show all his acting talent. She has played a supermodel, suffering from a rare disease - the ability to have an orgasm just by a simple touch - in the "Celebrity" of Woody Allen. There Taron has played a major role. A little later, followed by a game in the movie "Mighty Joe Young," Walt Disney Studios. The picture failed at the box office, however, critics noted the game Charlize and she became quite popular in Hollywood.
In 1999, with Johnny Depp actress appeared in the film "Astronaut's Wife." Further more. Filmography Charlize Theron actively replenished. She played in the "Rules of winemakers' Lasse Hallstrema," gambling "(incidentally, the producer thought Charlize too beautiful for this role), the films" The Yards, "" Men of Honor, "" The Legend of Bagger Vance, "" Sweet November ". All tapes partners Charlize Theron has held consistently become Hollywood stars. However, not all roles have been successful. For example, for her role in "Sweet November" Charlize Theron was nominated for a "Razzie" for worst actress. By the way, critics point out that the best film starring Theron became "The Cider House Rules."
After several roles in notable tapes, Theron took part in the film "Monster." The actress had to translate on-screen serial killer. Aileen Wuornos. For this work, Charlize recovered 10 kilograms, disfigured face make-up and wearing contact lenses. To better get used to the role, she has studied in detail the real business of the Aileen Wuornos. For his work, Theron won, in 2004, the "Oscar" for Best Actress, and "Golden Globe". Then, in 2006, the actress was named one of the highest paid in Hollywood. In 2005, Theron received his own star on the Walk of Fame. After the prestigious Charlize Theron starred in critically lauded series "Arrested Development," a film about the British comedian, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," film "In the Valley of Elah," "Sleepwalking", "Battle in Seattle."
In 2008, Charlize Theron became the main character of the movie "Hancock" with Will Smith, who collected nearly $ 400 million in worldwide box office. By the way, with this picture of the actress he visited Moscow. However, in parallel with the activities of the actor Charlize Theron continues to work as a model. She collaborated with John Galliano in 2004, filmed commercials for the watch company Raymond Weil, and the Japanese company Uniqlo.
In 1997, Charlize Theron began a relationship with the lead singer of Third Eye Blind Stephen Jenkins. However, the novel does not end as expected, the wedding. The couple broke up after five years. In 2002, the actress on the set of film "24 hours" met with Stuart Taynsendom. A couple called one of the strongest in Hollywood. However, we do not confirm this love and eventually broke up in January 2010. As mentioned Charlize friends, "they have become more like brother and sister, and that Charlize decided to end the relationship."
Townsend admitted that all the years of living together thought Theron and his wife, although the pair has not been officially painted.
Theron is actively involved in the activities of women's organizations and advocates for the right to abortion. In addition, to protect the rights of animals and is part of the organization "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals." Charlize has strongly advocated the legalization of gay marriage.
At 19, Theron flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, intending to work in the film industry. During the initial months there, she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a cheque her mother had sent to help with the rent. When the teller refused to cash it, Theron engaged in a shouting match with him. Upon seeing this, talent agent John Crosby, waiting behind her, handed her his business card and subsequently introduced her to casting agents and also an acting school. She later fired him as her manager after he kept sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species. After several months in the city, she made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995). Her first speaking role was a supporting but significant and attention-garnering part as a hitwoman in 2 Days in the Valley (1996). Larger roles in widely released Hollywood films followed, and her career expanded in the late 1990s with box-office successes like The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus". She also appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model; Theron unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing them without her consent.