SWEET NOVEMBER - CHARLIZE THERON
CHARLIZE THERON (Sara Deever) starred with Tobey Maguire and Academy Award-winner Michael Caine in 1999's Oscar-winning drama THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, based on the acclaimed novel by John Irving.
Theron made her feature film debut in 1997's 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, starring opposite James Spader, Eric Stoltz and Jeff Daniels. She followed this with her turn in Jonathan Lynn's comedy TRIAL AND ERROR, with Michael Richards and Jeff Daniels. She then starred opposite Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in the Warner Bros. Pictures thriller THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE.
A native of South Africa, Theron studied classical ballet for 12 years, and danced in productions of "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker Suite." She then spent some time modeling in Milan and Paris before moving to the United States to pursue an acting career.
In 1998, Theron joined the ensemble cast of Woody Allen's CELEBRITY, along with Winona Ryder and Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, she has starred in MIGHTY JOE YOUNG opposite Bill Paxton; THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE with Johnny Depp; THE YARDS, with Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway; and John Frankenheimer's REINDEER GAMES starring with Ben Affleck. Tom Hanks cast Theron in his music-driven directorial debut, THAT THING YOU DO.
Theron's other recent roles include MEN OF HONOR with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding, Jr.; THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE directed by Robert Redford, with Will Smith and Matt Damon, and WAKIN' UP IN RENO.