|Full Name||Charlize Theron|
|Birth Date||August 7, 1975|
|Born||Benoni, South Africa|
|Father||Charles Jacobus Theron|
|Mother||Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz Theron|
Jackson Theron (adopted)
August Theron (adopted)
Theron is the great-grand-niece of Daniel Theron.
Theron is a friend of director John Frankenheimer. She accepted a part in his film Reindeer Games, released in 2000, despite disliking it and later saying that it was "not a good movie." She admitted that she had taken the role because of her friendship with Frankenheimer.
One of the earliest films that Theron auditioned for was Showgirls, auditioning in front of director Paul Verhoeven. He recalled later that she did very well, was beautiful, and had no problems with the required nudity. However, as she was so unknown, the studio decided to pass, and gave the role instead to Elizabeth Berkley. The film was released in 1995 and was so terrible, it became comically infamous. It was also credited with greatly hurting Berkley's career. Now, even Verhoeven admits that Theron was "lucky" not to get the part.
Theron was in a relationship with Stephen Jenkins from 1997 - 2001. Jenkins ended the relationship after four years.
Theron was invited to become a UN Messenger of Peace in 2008, by Ban Ki-moon. Ki-moon later highly praised her work with the program.
Theron was in a nine-year relationship with Stuart Townsend from 2001 - 2010. Theron also helped to kickstart Townsend's acting career.
Theron wrote a letter to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in 2015, urging them to use their position as women of power in politics to in turn help global women's rights.
Theron dated Sean Penn from 2014 - 2015.
In the world of fashion, Theron has worked closely with John Galliano.
How Added - Through an "Almost Got the Part" list online.