Charlize Theron Biography: Age, Height, Children, Husband & Net Worth

Basic Information

Stage Name: Charlize Theron
Real Name: Charlize Theron
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Date Of Birth/Age: 7th August 1975 (48 Years Old
Place of Birth: Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African


Marital Status: Stuart Townsend (2002-2009)

Sean Penn (2013-2015)

Education: Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein)

Joffery Ballet School


Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. Theron is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award. In 2016, Theron was named one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by Time.

Early Life & Career

Theron was born the only child of road constructionists Gerda and Charles Theron. She is from an Afrikaner family. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. Theron grew up on her parent’s farm in Benoni. Her father was an alcoholic. On June 21, 1991 (Theron was a teenager), her father threatened her mother and her while drunk. He physically attacked them and fired a gun at them. Theron’s mother retrieved her own handgun and fired and shot her father. His death was considered self-defense, and she did not face any charges.

After modeling throughout Europe, Theron and her mother moved to the U.S, New York City, and Miami. In NY, she trained as a ballet dancer at Joffery Ballet School. She later sustained a knee injury.

Theron met talent agent John Crosby while cashing cheques at a bank. He introduced her to an acting school. She gained more recognition in the late 90s by playing the lead in the films “The Devil’s Advocate,” “Mighty Joe Young,” and “The Cider House.” Her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in “Monster (2003)” earned her critical acclaim. She won the Silver Bear and Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the role. For her role as a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama “North Country” in 2005, she received another Academy Award nomination.


Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, Transvaal (Gauteng Province since 1994), South Africa, on August 7, 1975. She celebrated her 46th birthday in August 2021.


Charlize Theron always steals the spotlight on the red carpet. She stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m (178 cm). Theron’s beautiful height and poise helped her gain recognition. She won a local modeling contest while in school and moved to Milan, Italy, on a one-year contract.


Theron has two adopted children; a daughter, Jackson, in March 2012 and another daughter, August, in July 2015. Since childhood, Charlize has been interested in adoption. At the time, she became aware of orphanages and the overflowing children. She revealed in April 2019 that her first daughter, Jackson (7 at the time), is a transgender girl. She said, “They were born who they are, and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide.”


From 1995 to 1997, Theron dated Craig Bierko. It was her first public relationship. Until October 2001, Theron dated Stephan Jenkins for three years. The emotions he experienced following their breakup inspired some of the songs on Third Eye Blind’s third album, “Out Of The Vein.”

In 2001, Theron began dating Stuart Townsend. They met on the set of “Trapped.” The couple moved in together in Los Angeles and Ireland. They parted ways eight years later, in 2009. Two years later, in December 2013, Theron began dating Sean Penn. The couple separated in June 2015.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Charlize Theron’s net worth is unknown to the general public. She is known to be worth way over $100 million. In 2006, Theron ranked 7th in an article published by The Hollywood Reporter listing actresses in Hollywood earning up to $10 million for a film. In 2019, Forbes ranked Theron as the ninth highest-paid actress in the world, with an annual income of $23 million.

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