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Oscar winner CHARLIZE THERON (Anna) is one of the most celebrated actresses of our time. With her ability to embody a range of characters, Theron relentlessly demands the audience's full attention as soon as she appears on screen.

In the critically acclaimed film Monster, Theron captivated audiences with her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. For her emotionally devastating performance, she received an Academy Award as well as the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit awards and awards from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the New York Film Critics Online, the Southeastern Film Critics, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review.

Theron also garnered acclaim for the Niki Carodirected film North Country, in which she starred opposite Frances McDormand and Sissy Spacek. Based on the true story of a group of women coal miners and the hostile work environment they faced on a daily basis, North Country received great praise. Theron's incredible performance as Josey Aimes garnered her nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics' Choice Movie Award.

Theron starred in Jason Reitman's dark comedy Young Adult, earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical. Theron also starred in Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. She can be seen in George Miller's upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Dark Places, based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

Theron captivated audiences in HBO's The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, opposite Geoffrey Rush, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as nominations for Screen Actors Guild and Primetime Emmy awards. In 2008, Theron starred in the action-comedy Hancock, alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman, which was the third highest-grossing film of the year.

Moviegoers were first introduced to the seductive charm of Theron in her feature film debut, MGM's 2 Days in the Valley, with James Spader, Eric Stoltz and Jeff Daniels. She starred 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. In addition, she starred in Woody Allen's Celebrity, which was followed by Mighty Joe Young, with Bill Paxton. In 1999, Theron starred in the Academy Award-nominated The Cider House Rules and in New Line Cinema's The Astronaut's Wife, with Johnny Depp. In 2000, the much-in-demand Theron tackled back-to-back roles in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance, with Smith and Matt Damon; Fox 2000's Men of Honor, with Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr.; John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games, with Ben Affleck; and Miramax's The Yards, which costarred Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway. In 2001, she graced the screen in Warner Bros. Pictures' tearjerker Sweet November, alongside Reeves, as well as in Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, with Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd and David Ogden Stiers. In fall 2002, Theron starred opposite Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Billy Bob Thornton in Waking Up in Reno. She then moved on to star alongside Kevin Bacon and Dakota Fanning in Luis Mandoki's Trapped. In 2003, Theron starred again with Wahlberg in Paramount Pictures' The Italian Job, directed by F. Gary Gray, which was followed by the critically acclaimed films Monster and North Country. She starred in Paramount Pictures' Aeon Flux and, in 2007, she starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah.

In 2008, Theron produced and starred in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut, The Burning Plain. In addition to The Burning Plain, Theron's production company, Denver & Delilah Films, has produced Monster (2003), the documentary East of Havana (2006), Sleepwalking (2008), Young Adult (2011), the pilot Hatfields & McCoys (2013) and the upcoming Dark Places.

In addition to Theron's acting success and principal involvement with her production company, she has always put a profound importance on giving back. Along with serving as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, Theron launched the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. CTAOP helps keep African youth safe from HIV through its support of community-engaged organizations that address the key drivers of the disease. Through grants, networking and coverage of the organizations' work, CTAOP serves as a vehicle for communities to enhance their ability to mobilize and empower themselves to prevent HIV. Learn more about CTAOP at www.charlizeafricaoutreach.org.

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