She hit the spotlight in The Devil's Advocate, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a disturbed murderer in the 2003 film Monster. Her other film credits include The Cider House Rules, Snow White and the Huntsman, Young Adult and Mad Max: Fury Road.
She played a recurring character named Rita in season three of the FOX comedy series Arrested Development.
She starred in Monster with Christina Ricci.
She won a modeling contract when she was 16, and studied at the Joffrey Ballet School until she suffered a knee injury.
She adopted a son named Jackson in March 2012 and in 2014, she began dating actor Sean Penn.
- The meaning of the name Theron: Hunter