1. Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer and fashion model.
2. Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster , for which she won the Academy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.
3. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship.
4. In the late 2000s, she moved into the field of producing, both in television and film.
5. She had producing credits on the films The Burning Plain , both of which she starred in.
6. In 2012, she played Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus, both of which were box office successes.
7. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defence and her mother faced no charges.
8. Theron attended Putfontein Primary School , a period she later characterised as not “fitting in.”
9. I was broke, I was taking class at the Joffrey Ballet, and my knees gave out.
10. She starred in four films in 2000: Reindeer Games, The Yards, The Legend of Bagger Vance and Men of Honor, and was briefly considered a new “It girl”.
11. Reindeer Games was not a good movie, but I did it because I loved John Frankenheimer.”