Charlize Theron adopts baby joy named Jackson

By Mesfin Fekadu

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 11:15 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2011 file photo, actress Charlize Theron poses for a portrait in New York. Theron's publicist told The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, that the actress is the mother of an adopted healthy baby boy named Jackson. No other details were provided.

Carlo Allegri, file, Associated Press

NEW YORK — 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."

Mesfin Fekadu covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow him at http://www.twitter.com/musicmesfin

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