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Charlize Theron WonderCon 2012 (Straighten Crop)

Theron at WonderCon in March 2012 promoting Prometheus.

Charlize Theron (General American pronunciation: /ʃɑrˈliːs ˈθɛrən/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ʃɐrˈlis tron];[1] born August 7, 1975) is a South African-American actress, producer and director. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, and The Cider House Rules. Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film.

She played Meredith Vickers in the 2012 film Prometheus.


  1. "Charlize Theron Speaks Afrikaans". YouTube (30 June 2011). Retrieved on 21 March 2012.

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