Charlize Theron

By: Cierra Fitzgerald

Early Life

Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975, in Benoni, South Africa. As a child Charlize loved animals and owned a pet goat named Bok. Charlize really enjoyed being outside and she loves nature. Theron was not very popular in grade school according to the article, 50 things you probably didn't know about Charlize Theron, Charlize says " I wore really nerdy glasses because i was as blind as could be and the boys didn't like me." Charlize is a mixture of French and German. When she was about four years old she began taking ballet classes and she was actually really good at it.

Tragedy

In 1991 Charlzie's father Charles returned home from work drunk and wielding a gun at his wife and daughter. Charles' wife, Gerda, tried to calm him down and take the gun from him, but he would not put the gun down. Fearful for her life and the life of her daughter, Gerda was forced to take the gun and shoot her attacker. In the court ruling the shooting was ruled as an act of self defense, and Gerda faced no charges.

Overcoming A Tragedy

Shortly after the death of her father Theron's mother entered her into a modeling contest, as a way to deal with the loss of her father. Theron won the contest and went on a tour to London for other modeling jobs. Charlize and her mother moved to New York to attend a prestigious dance school, but her dance career was over shortly after the move because she blew her knee out during rehearsal. Theron decided to stay in New York and continue her modeling but she was soon recruited as an actress after making a scene in a bank.
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"There's only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn't give you a chance there is nothing you can do."

Charlzie has accomplished many things in her life time. She is the first South African to win an Academy Award. She has been in a countless amount of featured films, including Snow White and The Huntsman, which also included Kristen Stewart. Charlize has a son named Jackson, who is now five years old. Overall Charlize has over come her struggles and has made a name for herself, and has effected her life in a positive way.
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Works Cited

"50 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Charlize Theron." BOOMSbeat RSS. 04 Mar. 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

"BIOGRAPHY: Charlize Theron Lifetime." BIOGRAPHY: Charlize Theron Lifetime. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

"Charlize Theron: From Tragedy To Success - Ventures Africa." Ventures Africa. 25 Aug. 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.