South African-American actress Charlie Theron is known for the recurring role portrayal of Cipher of Fast & Furious franchise. In 2016, the Time magazine honored her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Charlie Theron Bio & Family
The actress was born on 7 August 1975 in Benoni, South Africa, to parents, Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She spent most of her early childhood on her parent’s farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. Charlie’s father was born on 27 November 1947 and took his last breathe on 21 June 1991.
She went to Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), and then the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
Career & Net Worth
The 44-year-old has a soaring net worth of $130 million from professional acting since 1995. In 14 years of astonishing professional commitment, she has been part of many commercially hit movies like Bombshell (2019), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Hancock (2008).
Charlie Theron as Cipher from the still of The Fate of the Furious in 2017 (Picture: E! Online)
Her movie The Fate of the Furious made at the box office $1.236 billion under a production cost of $250 million. She is set to portray her recurring role of Cipher in Fast & Furious 9, set to release in 2020.
Charlie’s Relationship & Children
Although she does not have a husband, she has been involved in multiple relationships. She was dating singer Stephan Jenkins until October 2001 for three years. Then a year after, she was into a serious affair with Irish actor Stuart Townsend from 2002 after meeting him on the film set of Trapper. The pair used to reside in Los Angeles and Ireland and decided to part ways in January 2010.
From late 2013, she began dating American actor Sean Penn. The couple announced their engagement in December 2014 and ended their relationship in June 2015.
Charlie Theron with former partner Sean Penn attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ in California on 7 May 2015 (Picture: Zimbio)
On the other hand, she has two children; she adopted. Their names are Jackson and August, adopted in March 2012 and July 2015.
Some Interesting Facts About Charlie Theron
- Charlie’s father was an alcoholic and used to abuse and threaten her mother.
- He used to physically attacked her mother at the time of drunk.
- Her great-great-uncle was Daniel Theron, who was the Second Boer War military leader.
- The artist is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German.
- She is fluent in English, and her first language is Afrikaans.
- The actress became a naturalized citizen of the United States while retaining her South African citizenship.