Charlize Theron is one of the world’s most prominent actresses and also known for her philanthropy organization: The Africa Outreach Project.
After rising to prominence in 2003’s Monster — for which she won an Academy Award — Theron has starred in several critically successful films throughout her career including 2005’s North County, 2011’s Young Adult, 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, 2018’s Tully and 2019’s Bombshell.
Throughout her career, Theron has received numerous accolades. In addition to receiving the 2004 best actress Oscar for her jaw-dropping transformation in Monster, Theron has also earned a Golden Globe and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I do know that choosing to be a mom in my late 30s has been really great for me,” the Oscar winner shared with W magazine in 2015. “It’s given me perspective.”
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Keep scrolling for a look back at Theron’s life and career over the years: