The actress shot to fame in the 1990s with roles in The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules, before scooping an Academy Award for Monster in 2003, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in a major acting category.
Now she's set to be singled out for her stellar career when she receives the Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award at CinemaCon on 26 April (12).
CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser says, "Over the past decade, Charlize Theron has proven that as an actor, she can do it all. Whether her role be comedic or dramatic, she never ceases to entertain audiences with her unique ability to capture the essence of any character."
CinemaCon, which is hosted by America's National Association of Theater Owners., will be held on 23-26 April (12) at Caesars Palace in Sin City.