Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron is a South African actress. She was born August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is currently dating actor Stuart Townsend.

She is reputed to speak at least parts of 28 languages, but her first language is Afrikaans, and her second language is English.

Theron was educated as a ballet dancer and has danced both The Swan Lake and the Nutcracker Suite. She travelled to Europe and the United States, where she was accepted at the Joffrey Ballet in New York. She was also able to work as a photo model. However, an injured knee put a halt to her dancing career. At the age of 18 she moved to Los Angeles without knowing anyone in the city but after two weeks when she was standing in line on Hollywood Boulevard an agent gave her his card. After eight months in the city she got her first part.