Charlize Theron adopts baby boy named Jackson

Charlize Theron adopts baby boy named Jackson

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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by MESFIN FEKADU

Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 7:27 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Charlize Theron is a mother: The actress has adopted a child.

In a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Theron's publicist said the actress is a "proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson."

No more details were provided.

Theron is from South Africa. This is the actress' first child.

The 36-year-old won an Academy Award for her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003's "Monster."

She was also nominated for an Oscar for 2005's "North Country." She next stars as an evil queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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