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Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and producer. Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). In 2003, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category.

Other film appearances include:

  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest - Eli's follower
  • The Astronaut's Wife - Jillian Armacost
  • Reindeer Games - Ashley Mercer
  • Men of Honor - Gwen Sunday
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance - Adele Invergordon
  • The Italian Job - Stella Bridger
  • North Country - Josey Aimes
  • Æon Flux as Æon Flux
  • Battle in Seattle - Ella
  • Hancock - Mary Embrey
  • The Road - Wife
  • Astro Boy - Narrator
  • Snow White and the Huntsman and The Huntsman: Winter's War - Queen Ravenna
  • Prometheus - Meredith Vickers
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West - Anna
  • Dark Places - Libby Day
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Imperator Furiosa
  • Kubo and the Two Strings - Monkey
  • Atomic Blonde - Lorraine Broughton
  • The Fate of the Furious and Fast & Furious 9 - Cipher
  • Bombshell - Megyn Kelly


Theron voiced Morticia Addams in the 2019 animated film, and served as Executive Producer for the film.


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