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Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975, in Benoni, South Africa, and first discovered her artistic talents in the form of dance. At the age of 12, she began studying the art of dancing at a boarding school in Johannesburg. Her career path then changed at the age of 16, when she won a Johannesburg modeling contest and the International New Model Today competition in Italy. She tried to return to dancing when she was 18-years-old, but due to many injuries, was force to leave the dream behind. Soon after, Theron decided to go after a career in acting and moved to the entertainment capital of the world.
Theron's luck changed for the good in 1994, when talent manager John Hurt offered to represent her after watching the aspiring-actress argue with a bank teller. A few months later, Theron made her acting debut in the horror flick Children of the Corn III (1995) followed by a more substantial role in That Thing You Do! (1996) with Tom Hanks.
Hollywood started to recognize Theron's acting skills over the following years, with memorable performances in the thriller The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998). Theron then landed several starring roles in well-received films, including the sci-fi drama The Astronaut's Wife (1999) opposite Johnny Depp, the romance drama The Cider House Rules (1999) alongside Michael Caine, the sport drama The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) with Will Smith and Matt Damon, and the biopic Men of Honor (2000) alongside Robert De Niro.
Tatum's most recent projects include, starring roles in Ron Howard's comedy The Dilemma (2011) with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, the action-thriller Haywire (2011), the romantic comedy The Vow (2012) opposite Rachel McAdams, the comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) alongside Jonah Hill. He has also teamed up with director Steven Soderberg and Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike (2012), a film based loosely on Tatum's phase as a male stripper, and is set to revive his role in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), followed by the thriller The Bitter Pill (2013).