Charlize Theron is a South African actress and fashion model. In 2012 she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus. Currently she is filming Mad Max: Fury Road, a post-apocalyptic action film.
She started her acting career in the United States and rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, and The Cider House Rules. Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.