Charlize Theron ( Afrikaans: born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress. She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), A Million
Ways to Die in the West (2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of
Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle.
She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa.
“Theron” is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans
While filming Aeon Flux in Berlin, Germany, Theron suffered a herniated disc in her neck, caused by a fall while filming a series of back handsprings. It required her to wear a neck brace for a month. In July 2009, she was diagnosed with a serious stomach virus, thought to be contracted while traveling overseas. While filming The Road, Theron injured her vocal cords during the labour screaming scenes.
In 2007, Theron became a naturalized citizen of the United States, while retaining her South African citizenship.In the mid-1990s, Theron had a two-year relationship with actor Craig Bierko.From 1997 to 2001, she dated Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins.