Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Highest Rated: 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Last Face (2016)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1975

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Charlize Theron refused to take the easy path to Hollywood success and in the process crafted one of the most successful careers in film history. Born in South Africa, she originally moved with her mother to Milan, Italy to accept a modeling contract when she was 16. She relocated again to the United States to study dance. After an injury derailed her dancing career, she moved again to Los Angeles, and began an acting career. A small role as a lingerie-clad assassin in "2 Days in the Valley" (1996) brought her immediate notice. She was cast by Tom Hanks in "That Thing You Do!" (1997) and in the comedy "Trial and Error" (1997), before progressing quickly into high profile starring roles. Playing opposite Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, she gained notice in Taylor Hackford's "The Devil's Advocate" (1997), as the possessed wife of Reeves' lawyer. She soon headlined her own film when she was cast as the lead in Disney's remake of "Mighty Joe Young" (1998). She continued working steadily, starring opposite Tobey Maguire in "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and Ben Affleck in the action film "Reindeer Games" (2000), but she began slotting into roles that played upon her fresh-faced beauty. After a role in the well-received action yarn "The Italian Job" (2003), she took a role that completely changed perceptions of her. As serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Patty Jenkins' "Monster" (2003), the actress undertook a transformation that left her almost unrecognizable. She earned critical praise for the role, and took home both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. She followed up with dramatic roles in "Head in the Cloud" (2004) and "North Country" (2005), picking up a second Academy Award nomination for the latter. Despite good reviews the films didn't make quite the same impression as "Monster." Similarly, her work in the effects heavy films "Aeon Flux" (2005) and "Hancock" (2008), with Will Smith, also fell short of expectations. The actress fared better with a brief foray into television with a memorable guest arc on the hit comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06) and appearing as actress Britt Ekland opposite Geoffrey Rush in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" (HBO, 2004).. She began another upward ascent with a role opposite Viggo Mortensen in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic drama "The Road" (2009). A fruitful partnership with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman emerged soon after, resulting in the well-received "Young Adult" (2011). The trio would later reform for "Tully" (2018). She also joined Chris Hemsworth for the fantasy adventures "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012) and "The Huntsman: Winter's War" (2016), playing sinister fairy tale villain Queen Ravenna. Her action bona fides were proven conclusively when she starred in George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), where she played the road warrior Imperator Furiosa. She followed that with a showy role as special agent Lorraine Broughton in "Atomic Blonde" (2017). The actress also joined one of history's most successful film franchises, playing the villainous Cipher in "The Fate of the Furious" (2017) and "Fast & Furious 9" (2020). Never one to be pigeonholed, she continued working in comedy as well, starring with Seth MacFarlane in "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and Seth Rogen in the romantic comedy "Longshot" (2019), the latter of which was under the banner of her own production company.

Highest rated movies

Mad Max: Fury Road
That Thing You Do!
Tully Long Shot
The Old Guard Young Adult Atomic Blonde




No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast X Cipher (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The School for Good and Evil Lady Lesso (Character) - 2022
28% 69% The Addams Family 2 Morticia Addams (Voice) $56.5M 2021
59% 82% F9 The Fast Saga Cipher (Character) $173.0M 2021
80% 70% The Old Guard Andy (Character),
- 2020
68% 84% Bombshell Megyn Kelly (Character),
$31.7M 2019
45% 69% The Addams Family Morticia Addams (Voice) $673.0K 2019
81% 74% Long Shot Charlotte Field (Character),
$30.3M 2019
88% 62% A Private War Producer $1.6M 2018
87% 75% Tully Marlo (Character),
$9.2M 2018
40% 38% Gringo Elaine Markinson (Character),
$4.9M 2018
79% 64% Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton (Character),
$51.5M 2017
67% 72% The Fate of the Furious Cipher (Character) $225.7M 2017
13% 67% Brain on Fire Producer - 2016
8% 33% The Last Face Wren (Character) - 2016
97% 86% Kubo and the Two Strings Monkey (Voice) $48.0M 2016
19% 45% The Huntsman: Winter's War Ravenna (Character) $48.0M 2016
23% 33% Dark Places Libby Day (Character) $195.5K 2015
97% 86% Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa (Character) $153.6M 2015
33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Anna (Character) $42.6M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Exile Narrator - 2013
73% 68% Prometheus Meredith Vickers (Character) $126.5M 2012
49% 52% Snow White and the Huntsman Ravenna (Character) $155.1M 2012
80% 49% Young Adult Mavis Gary (Character) $16.3M 2011
73% 68% The Road Wife (Character) $8.1M 2009
50% 50% Astro Boy "Our Friends" Narrator (Voice) $19.5M 2009
38% 56% The Burning Plain Sylvia (Character),
Executive Producer
$200.4K 2008
41% 59% Hancock Mary Embrey (Character) $227.9M 2008
17% 43% Sleepwalking Joleen (Character),
$169.0K 2008
74% 77% In the Valley of Elah Det. Emily Sanders (Character) $6.8M 2007
56% 64% Battle in Seattle Ella (Character) $223.5K 2007
75% 76% East of Havana Producer - 2006
9% 39% Aeon Flux Aeon Flux (Character) $25.9M 2005
69% 76% North Country Josey Aimes (Character) $18.3M 2005
69% 72% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland (Character) - 2004
16% 61% Head in the Clouds Gilda Bessé (Character) $398.2K 2004
81% 81% Monster Aileen Wuornos (Character),
$34.5M 2003
72% 80% The Italian Job Stella Bridger (Character) $106.1M 2003
11% 31% Waking Up in Reno Candy (Character) $261.6K 2002
17% 48% Trapped Karen Jennings (Character) $6.9M 2002
45% 53% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Laura Kensington (Character) $7.5M 2001
32% 37% 15 Minutes Rose Hearn (Character) $24.4M 2001
15% 76% Sweet November Sara Deever (Character) $25.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies Unknown (Character) - 2001
64% 51% The Yards Erica Stoltz (Character) $882.7K 2000
42% 81% Men of Honor Gwen (Character) $48.8M 2000
43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon (Character) $30.7M 2000
26% 27% Reindeer Games Ashley (Character) $23.4M 2000
15% 33% The Astronaut's Wife Jillian Armacost (Character) $10.7M 1999
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Candy Kendall (Character) $57.5M 1999
55% 40% Mighty Joe Young Jill Young (Character) $50.6M 1998
40% 42% Celebrity Supermodel (Character) $5.0M 1998
No Score Yet 60% Hollywood Confidential Sally (Character) - 1997
50% 30% Trial and Error Billy Tyler (Character) $13.6M 1997
63% 79% The Devil's Advocate Mary Ann Lomax (Character) $61.0M 1997
62% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Helga Svelgen (Character) $11.1M 1996
93% 78% That Thing You Do! Tina (Character) $25.9M 1996


No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009 2012 2015 2017-2021
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2015 2017 2019-2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011-2012 2014 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019-2020
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2018-2019
100% 80% Hyperdrive Executive Producer 2019
97% 95% Mindhunter Executive Producer 2017 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2012 2014 2019
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 22% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 28% Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler Guest 2018
77% 88% The Orville Pria Lavesque (Guest Star) 2017
35% 74% Girlboss Executive Producer 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2000 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000 2004 2008
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
74% 85% Arrested Development Rita (Guest Star) 2005