Charlize Theron’s parents include her mother, Gerda, and her late Father, Charles. Charles was killed by her mom in self-defense when he attacked them when Charlize was 16.
Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress, model, producer, director, and spokesperson.
One of the world’s highest-paid actresses, Charlize rose to international prominence by playing the leading role in late 1990s films The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, and The Cider House Rules.
Her most famous works include The Italian Job, Snow White & the Huntsman, Prometheus, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, and Atomic Blonde.
Charlize Theron Parents Family And Kids Details
Charlize Theron was born as an only child to her parents, Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz and Charles Jacobus Theron (1947 – 1991). Her mother, Gerda, was a road constructionist. Her great-great-uncle was Danie Theron, the Second Boer War military leader.
When Charlize was 16, her Father, an alcoholic, threatened both Charlize and her mother, physically attacking her mother and firing a gun at them. Theron’s mother retrieved her handgun, shot back, and killed him.
The shooting was legally considered self-defense, and her mother faced no charges.
Charlize is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch, French, and German. Her first language is Afrikaans, and she also speaks fluent English.
The actress became an American citizen in 2007, holding dual citizenship in the U.S. and South Africa.
The famous actress was born in Benoni in Transvaal Province (now Gauteng Province), South Africa, and grew up near Johannesburg on her parent’s farm.
Born on August 7, 1975, Charlize is currently 47. She adopted two children: daughters named Jackson and August Theron, in March 2012 and July 2015.
She has always been interested in adoption after being aware of orphanages and the overflowing numbers of children.
Charlize has never been married but has been in relationships with American actor Craig Bierko, singer Stephan Jenkins, Irish actor Stuart Townsend, and American actor Sean Penn.
Charlize Theron Net Worth: She Has Wealth In Nine Figures
Charlize Theron is one of the highest-paid and wealthiest actresses in Hollywood. Thanks to her years of versatile career and massive popularity, she has earned a $170 million net worth.
The South African native moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to pursue a career as an actress, and within eight months, she landed a non-speaking role in Children of the Corn.
Bigger roles slowly followed, including a starring role opposite Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate, which was her big break. She also bagged a position in The Cider House Rules, another commercially successful film.
Charlize starred in various commercially and critically successful projects such as Monster, The Italian Job, Snow White & the Huntsman, Prometheus, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, Atomic Blonde, and Bombshell.
Besides her acting career, Charlize is a well-paid brand endorser for companies like Raymond Weil and Christian Dior. Her movie earnings and endorsements mean that the entertainer earns over $30 to 40 million annually.
Similarly, Charlize has ventured into film production with her Company, Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced (and starred in) several films, such as The Burning Plain, Dark Places, and Long Shot.
The actress has won several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and has been honored with a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Charlize’s main residence is a Spanish-style mansion in the Hollywood Hills that she bought in 1998 for $1.65 million.
Her other properties include a $3 million Hollywood Hills home she purchased around the 2000s. She has bought and sold many expensive mansions.