Birth Name: Charlize Theron
Birth Place: South Africa
Charlize Theron was born on Aug. 7, 1975, and raised on a farm outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to English, she grew up speaking the Afrikaans language of her parents and over a dozen local dialects she learned from employees of the farm and her father's road construction company. An only child, Theron was and outdoorsy and adventurous kid who did her part taking care of the family's animals and farm chores. But she was also a natural born entertainer, encouraged by her supportive mother to begin dance training at the age of six. When she was 12, Theron left home to attend an arts-oriented private school in Johannesburg where she joined the rigorous dance training program. ...
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