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Os­car win­ner Char­l­ize Theron ex­plodes into ac­tion in the thriller Atomic Blonde, in the­aters July 28, as a lethal Bri­tish as­sas­sin sent to Berlin dur­ing the Cold War on a dar­ing mis­sion. Here are five facts about the South African– born ac­tress, 41.

She grew up on a farm with a “best friend” named Bok—her pet goat.

“Re­ally nerdy glasses” made her the tar­get of bul­lies in school.

She pur­sued a bal­let ca­reer but quit af­ter a knee in­jury.

Will Smith ac­ci­den­tally punched her in the face on the set of 2000’s The Le­gend of Bag­ger

Vance while show­ing off his moves for his next film, 2001’ s Ali.

She strug­gles with ob­ses­sive-com­pul­sive dis­or­der.

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