Charlize Theron - Details


Charlize TheronMoviegoers were first introduced to the seductive charm of Charlize Theron in her feature film debut, MGM's 2 Days in the Valley. Starring with James Spader, Eric Stoltz, and Jeff Daniels, it was the bizarre story of what happens to the lives of ten people in the San Fernando Valley who cross paths over 48 hours. Theron played Helga, Spader's partner and love interest, who can't get enough of the danger that surrounds her. Even among an ensemble cast, Theron gave a standout performance.

In early 1997, Theron starred in Jonathan Lynn's Trial and Error for New Line Cinema opposite Michael Richards and 2 Days in the Valley co-star Jeff Daniels. In the fall of the same -year, she appeared on the big screen once again co-Starring with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in the Warner Brothers thriller, Devil's Advocate.

Extraordinary talent was all Tom Hanks needed to see to cast Theron in his directorial debut, That Thing You Do. The two time Academy Award-winning actor brought this story to film from the script he authored. It told the tale of a small town rock band, The Wonders and the hit song that brings them fame. Theron portrayed Tina, Guy's (Tom Everett Scott) hometown girlfriend who is less than dazzled by The Wonders overnight success.

Theron has risen to the challenge of a variety of roles in a rather short period of time. This incredibly talented actress began her career as a model in her native South Africa. She worked extensively in fashion capitols such as Milan and Paris before coming to the U.S.

Audiences saw Theron star in Woody Allen's Celebrity for which she received rave reviews and Mighty Joe Young opposite Bill Paxton for Disney. She starred opposite Johnny Depp in New Line Cinema's The Astronaut's Wife.

Theron played Candy Kendall in the widely acclaimed and Oscar- nominated The Cider House Rules by Miramax, which was based on the novel by John Irving. The same year she starred in John Frankenheimer's -Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck. Next, Theron played Adelle in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon.

Her current roles include Fox 2000's Navy Diver with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding, Jr., directed by George Tillman, Jr. In 2001, Theron can be seen in The Yards, Directed by James Grey (Little Odessa), the drama also stars Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway. Also to be released in 2001 are Sweet November and 24 Hours.



  • 7th August 1975 - Birth