Charlize Theron is an Oscarwining South African and American actress. She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as The Devils Advocate , Mighty Joe Young , The Cider House Rules , The Italian Job , Hancock , A Million Ways to Die in the West and Mad Max Fury Road .
Theron was born in Benoni, in the thenTransvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta and Charles Jacobus Theron . Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her greatgreatuncle. She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. Theron is an Occitan surname pronounced in Afrikaans as .