OscarÂ®-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON (Vickers) is one of
the great actresses of our time. With her ability to capture a plethora of
characters, she relentlessly demands the audience's full attention as soon as
she appears on screen. This South African native is continuously being praised
and admired for her inspiring and powerful performances.
Theron captivated audiences as female serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the
independent gem Monster. Theron received the Independent Spirit Award & the
National Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as winning the Golden Globe,
Screen Actors Guild, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics
Online and Southeastern Film Critics' awards, the Breakthrough Performance Award
from the National Board of Review, and the Academy Award, all for her
emotionally devastating performance in Monster.
Recently, Charlize starred in Jason Reitman's dark comedy, Young Adult,
earning her a 2012 Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in
a Motion Picture-Drama. She stars in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside
Kristen Stewart. This summer, she will begin shooting Warner Bros.'s Mad Max:
Fury Road, directed by George Miller.
In November 2008, she starred in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut The
Burning Plain, in which she plays Sylvia, a woman who is forced to take an
emotional journey to rid herself of a sin from her past. Theron starred
alongside Kim Basinger in this drama, which Theron produced.
In 2008, Theron starred in Hancock starring alongside Will Smith and Jason
Bateman, which was the third highest grossing film of the year.
Charlize was in the drama North Country opposite Frances McDormand and Sissy
Spacek for director Niki Caro. Based on the real life story of a group of women
coal miners and the hostile work environment they faced on a daily basis, North
Country received much praise. Her incredible performance as Josey Aimes garnered
her Golden Globe, SAG Awardsâ„˘, Critics Choice, and Oscar nominations.
Theron captivated audiences in HBO's The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers
opposite Geoffery Rush, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress
nomination from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Emmys.
In addition to producing the Burning Plain through her production company
Denver and Delilah, Charlize is developing and executive producing an HBO series
called Mind Hunter, with director David Lynch
Charlize's feature film debut was MGM's 2 Days in the Valley, with James
Spader, Eric Stoltz, and Jeff Daniels. She's also been seen starring alongside
Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in The Devil's Advocate; with Tom Hanks in That Thing
You Do!; and in Jonathan Lynn's Trial and Error. Theron starred in Woody Allen's
Celebrity, which she followed with Mighty Joe Young with Bill Paxton. In 1999
Theron starred in the Oscar nominated The Cider House Rules and in New Line
Cinema's The Astronaut's Wife with Johnny Depp. In 2000, Theron tackled roles in
Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon, Fox
2000's Men of Honor with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding, Jr., John
Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck, and Miramax's The Yards
co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway.
In 2001, Theron starred in the Warner Bros. tearjerker Sweet November
alongside Keanu Reeves, as well as in Woody Allen's Curse of the Jade Scorpion,
also starring Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd and David Ogden Stiers. In 2002 Theron
starred opposite Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Billy Bob Thornton in
Waking Up in Reno, and opposite Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend,
Pruitt Taylor Vince and Dakota Fanning in the feature film Trapped, directed by
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