Bond girl being sought in London

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Time is running out to fill several casting holes in the new James Bond film, "Casino Royale," and a Jan. 30 start date is looming, it was reported Wednesday.

Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."

New agent 007 still without Bond girl

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The producers of "Casino Royale" are reportedly desperate to find a new Bond girl.

Stone is best dog owner, Hilton is worst

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British singer Joss Stone was chosen 2005 World's Best Dog Owner while hotel heiress Paris Hilton was named the worst by readers of a dog magazine.

Julia Roberts is highest paid actress

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts is Hollywood's highest-paid actress, garnering $20 million per film, it was reported Wednesday.

Theron says she balances work and life

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actress Charlize Theron says she has not read a movie script since winning the best actress Oscar for "Monster" last year.

Woody Harrelson, wife, expect third child

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actor Woody Harrelson announced on national television that he and his wife are expecting their third child. Harrelson was on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night when he told the host his wife, Laura Louie, is pregnant,

Charlize Theron immortalized in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Actress Charlize Theron called her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame "two cherries on top of the cake."

Hollywood Film Fest names honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Actors Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Joaquin Phoenix and Matthew Broderick were named honorees Tuesday for the 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival.

Scott Baio enters 'Arrested Development'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- There are more "Happy Days" ahead on Fox TV's "Arrested Development," where Scott "Chachi" Baio is replacing Henry "Fonzie" Winkler in the coming season.

Charlize Theron to guest on Fox comedy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is jumping to the small screen for a six-episode guest stint on Fox TV's quirky comedy, "Arrested Development."

Bond fans like Jolie in Pussy Galore role

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A majority of James Bond fans voting in an online poll overwhelmingly said they'd like to see Angelina Jolie reprise the Bond girl role, Pussy Galore.

Theron says 'Aeon Flux' is a smart film

SAN DIEGO, July 18 (UPI) -- Actress Charlize Theron says her new sci-fi thriller "Aeon Flux" put her through the wringer, but it's going to be "hot."

2006 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Steve Martin and Charlize Theron head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2006, announced Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Desert-baked McConaughey, Cruz a hot item

ROME, April 12 (UPI) -- Newly enamored "Sahara" co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz are unwinding from the sweaty Moroccan heat in Rome.
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Charlize Theron
Cast member Charlize Theron attends a screening of the film "The Road" in Los Angeles on November 4, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten

Charlize Theron ( /ʃɑrˈliːs ˈθɛrən/; born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model.

She rose to fame in the late 1990s following her roles in 2 Days in the Valley, Mighty Joe Young, The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules. She received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster, for which she became the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for her performance in North Country.

Theron was born in Benoni, Gauteng Province, South Africa, the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz; born 27 January 1953) and Charles Jacobus Theron (27 November 1947 – 21 June 1991). Her mother is of German descent and her father was of Occitan and Dutch ancestry; Theron is descended from early Huguenot settlers, and Boer War figure Daniel Theron was her great-great uncle. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as "Tronn", although she has said that the way it is pronounced in South Africa is "Thrown". She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the US.

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