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Charlize Theron is a U.S. Citizen

Charlize Theron is a U.S. Citizen

Charlize Theron leaves the Ed Sullivan Studio after an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City on Wednesday.

On Letterman, the 32-year-old South African-born actress announced that she recently became an official U.S. citizen. Charlize described what you have to know for the citizenship test–how the government works, your state senators, what a Supreme Court is. And a the end of the test, the exam administrator apparently asks you to write the sentence “It’s a sunny day.”

It’s a sunny day!!!

Watch Charlize on Letterman here: Part I and Part II

Check out Ms. Theron’s latest movie, Sleepingwalking, out this Friday.

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  • duby

    o come on, how pathetic can you be? didn’t she once say she would love to become a german citizen because you can take your dogs to the restaurant? how stupid can you be ( I mean no wonder, she has often such idiotic expressions)…so why does she need us citizenship for?

  • http://whocares jayanah

    first who cares about her oh please post sth for zac efron man

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  • becca


    SHE’S GORGEOUS!!!!! Look at those shoes. Does anyone know who designed the shoes? And her dress? This is the best I’ve seen a celebrity, male of female, look in a very very long time.

  • anon

    Congratulations. I can still hear her South African accent when she speaks but she does a good job of covering it.

  • loli

    It’s a sunny day!!!
    Can I be american now? ;)

  • bubbaness

    She makes me feel very, very ugly.

  • Fashionista


    I think the dress is Lanvin not sure about the shoes…

    Charlize is a movie STAR! The tv clip made my jaw drop.

  • ?

    Jimmy Choo shoes?

  • libraesque

    one word….perfection

  • hottest couple ever

    Charlize is stunning and a very very good actress.

  • christina

    Oh c’mon duby or should i say the psychotic obsessed “hypocrite” , hahahahaha so good keep getting mad like this hahahahaha oh but try to find something realistic to change a bit you know try to creat something more real than your usual crap lies , hope they will change your treament to see if your case will get better cuz this one is not wroking, we are still praying for you.

  • christina

    Thanks Jared you’re doing a good job as usual ,the videos are so funny especially ” the leg” part lol , oh and i agree with you guys a very very good actress one real talented actress and she looks her usual class stunning self here .

  • lily

    i think she is a hypocrite and she really is beginning to annoy me, especially with her convenient american accent she spoke with on the early show today. You wouldn’t loose your accent as an adult so i dont know why she is trying so hard to put on an image. she’ll always be southafrican.

    how did she get her US citizenship? on what grounds? Disgusting.

  • laurie

    Love the hair….

  • c.b.

    Congratulations, Charlene, we need more like you!

  • justa mia

    Good for her! She is a beautiful, smart and talented actress and I’m glad to welcome her as a US citizen.

    @ #14 To answer your question ” how did she get her US citizenship? On what grounds?” Educate yourself a little at this site:

    Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship

    For basic eligibility to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must first a spend at least five years as a legal permanent resident of the United States, during which you did not take any trips abroad for more than six months, and were present in the United States for not less than half of the entire period (two-and-a-half years). Additional factors, such as marriage to a U.S. citizen, may affect eligibility for citizenship. The USCIS provides an online eligibility worksheet to help people determine their eligibility.

    Generally speaking, to qualify for citizenship, you must:

    Be a lawful permanent U.S. resident;

    Be 18 years of age or older;

    Be a permanent resident for not less than five years. (If a person obtained permanent residence through marriage to a U.S. citizen, they may be eligible for naturalization in three years if the couple has been married for 3 years, if the spouse was a citizen during that entire period, and if the couple are still living in marital unity);

    Have resided for not less than three months in the state where the petition was filed;

    Be physically present in the United States for at least one half of the five years (or one half of three if spouse is a citizen), with no absences longer than six months;

    Have resided continuously within the United States from the date the petition was filed to the time of admission to citizenship;

    Have been a person of good moral character for the five years of residence;

    Have an elementary level of reading and writing English. (Exceptions to this rule exist for persons over fifty, in the US for 20 years or more as a permanent resident; and for persons over 55 , in the US for 15 years as a permanent resident); and

    Have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of U.S. government and history. (This requirement can be waived for people over 65 and have been permanent resident for 20 years.)

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  • marianna

    Is her boyfriend from the US?

  • cd

    Oh congrats for her ! and for the crasy disugtsing #14 why you’re calling her disgusting ? the only one who is acting as disgusting here is you .

    She lived 14 years in SA and is living in US since 16 years old now ,she left south africa whene she was 14 yo and if there is one who is very proud of the home country she is born in it’s her, she is bringing money helping and fighting for her south african brothers and for the record english it’s a second language there (it’s not Australia) you idiot , she speaks a xhosa an african native language and afrikaans she bringed her language in many interviews and shows ,as she said many time it’s in her blood and that no one can take it from her and that with the few years she lived there and she returns often there , now she is working and living in US since 16 yo playing an american roles how do you expect her playing the role of Josey aimes who is from minisota or stella from the italian job who is from LA in birtish accent maybe you idiot ? sorry if she is too smart to speak it easily ,she is obliged to speak it she is living in it and working in it she has to adapt herself to the environment she is living in that doesn’t mean she rejects her origins she said she speaks with her mom at home with her mother language , she loves the american ppl as well and with the citizen ship she could vote she said that since im living here ( 16 yo) i want to vote and express my voice ( and hope btw there will be a lot of ppl who’ll vote to make a change), and she is right since she is part of it now .

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    michaelangelo james :

    I saw the Good Morning America segment with Chris Cormmo, where the organization spoke about the work in South Africa you all are doing. I would like to offer our services and possibly a few college undergraduates to volunteer with your organization in a collaboration with our ogranization. We teach digital storytelling and we would love to see stories from Africa and share them with students here in the US. Our organization is currently working full time with Allen Temple Baptist Church and the international Aids HIV ministry to create digital PSAs public service announcements to address AIDS/HIV education. Please contact us at 510 839 6812
    thank you,

    Hi mickeal , i just saw recently your post in an other thread hope that you’re seeing my message , hope that could help you here is the site of the charlizeafricaoutreach : you can find the address and the phone number in the All About us section and in the Donation section the phone number to contact theme is : (213)240_3900 hope that helped you,good luck in your work wish you all the best , i visited your site good work !

    The charlize african outreach project consist to raise and bring money to the affected children by Aids and to their poor families in the rurale communities, to provide funding to creat a mobil clinics health and computer unit to improve the health and social developement in the poor areas of SA “Umkhanyakude in South Africa have one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world. Adolescents growing up in Umkhanyakude have close to a 50% chance of contracting HIV during their lifetime.. Ten percent percent of female high-school students are infected with HIV by the time they graduate and many more will contract other sexually transmitted infections; twenty-five percent will be pregnant. ”

    If you want to contribute in saving and helping and pushing a poor suffering african kid to get a better life with a better treatments and a better education , it’s really simple you can do it you can only put 20$ to help a poor suffering kid,20$ it’s nothing it’s the price of a 3 or 4 celebrity magazine , .
    Thank you so much .

  • tom

    she really is the prettiest actress in Hollywood:always well dressed,perfect make-up,good acting..she’s got the whole package

  • janebird

    she is the only actress who is a true throwback to old hollywood glamours the rest like Scarlett Johansson ,katherine Heigl just look like poseurs when they try so hard to do it. But Charlize works it the best.

    And people are so stupid making comments about her american accent. She’s said time and time again that she learned English in an American accent. She learned most of it watching the price is right when she got over here for god’s sake. That is her american accent, she’s not faking it.

    You people are really ignorant if you think everyone who was born in South Africa can only speak in a heavy south african accent for the rest of their life. I know people from there that just came from there and they speak in a perfect American accent and they aren’t faking it, that”s how they speak their english.

    Stop looking for way to hate on the gorgeous and talented and classy Charlize jsut because she makes you feel so insecure. ha ha.

  • Stepwalking

    Hello citizen Charlize in your lovelyness.
    I hope you care what time is going :-)