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Charlize Theron          

Academy Award-Winning Actress; Best Known for "Monster" & "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). In 2003, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in a major acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country (2005). Theron has since starred in several top-grossing action films, including Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Prometheus (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Atomic Blonde (2017). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), receiving Golden Globe Award nominations for both films.

Since the early 2000s, Theron has ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019).

She is also the founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. A businessman once paid $42,000 in a charity auction to have dinner with her, and the funds raised in the auction went to benefit international charities such as Oxfam, International Red Cross and the National Geographic Society. Theron appeared in a South African commercial opposing violence against woman as part of the “Real Men Don’t Rape” campaign, and helped the Rape Crisis Center in Cape Town when the government would not let them state the number of rapes committed in South Africa each year.

In 2009, Theron was designated United Nations Messenger of Peace. In this role, she focuses on HIV prevention, and the elimination of violence against women. In 2016, Time named her in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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Speaking at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the leaders of Kenya and Malawi co-hosted this week with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) a high-level panel discussion on scaling up efforts to end the epidemic by 2030.

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Amid the cloud of the Oscars diversity flap, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the first batch of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards next month. It certainly is a diverse list that includes a number of pop stars and veteran actors. The group includes Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.

Charlize Theron Speaks At AIDS 2016 Conference

Charlize Theron, speaking on behalf of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, gave an impassioned speech at the opening of the International AIDS Conference in South Africa this week...

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Charlize Theron reveals that her daughter is transgender

The Academy Award-winner revealed that her eldest child is transgender. According to the actress, Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but told Theron four years ago that she was actually a girl.

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