Charlize Theron began her career with the film Two Days in the Valley (1996), achieving critical acclaim with her role as Mary-Ann in the thriller The Devil’s Advocate (1997), a supermodel in Woody Allen’s Celebrity (1998), playing Jill Young in the comedy Mighty Joe Young (1998), Jillian Armacost in The Astronaut’s Wife (1999), Candy Kendall in The Cider House Rules (1999), Erica Olchin in the thriller The Yards (2000), Adele Invergordon in the biopic The Legend of Bagger Vance (2001), Sara Deever in romantic Sweet November (2001) and Laura Kensington in the comedy The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2002).
In 2003 she obtained critical acclaim with the interpretation of Aileen in Monster, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. Monster sees her acting in the role of a prostitute. One day, entering by mistake in a gay club, she meets Selby, a young lesbian woman, not accepted by his parents, and with whom she began a strong friendship. Charlize Theron, for identification with the part, is fatter than 15 pounds, and has worsened her physical appearance and aesthetic, using a special trick. For this role won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 2005 she received a second nomination for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress for her performance in North Country. In the same year she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her other major roles in films include In the Valley of Elah (2007), Hancock (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), The Road (2009), Young Adult (2011), White and the Huntsman (2011), Prometheus (2012 ) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), regarded as the best film of the year by Quentin Tarantino.
We see her, seductive unprecedented, even in the spot Dior. But she has become famous thanks to a commercial, that of Martini where the dress is unstitching progressively after being stuck in a chair, revealing all its delicate derriere.
Charlize has had relations with Craig Bierko and Stephan Jenkins, leader of Third Eye Blind. From 2002 to 2010 ahe was linked to actor Stuart Townsend (next to which ahe played several films, such as Trapped and Head in the Clouds), with whom she lived in Los Angeles in the house that belonged to actress Helen Twelvetrees. From late 2013 to June 2015 has been linked to actor Sean Penn.