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Charlize Theron adopts baby joy named Jackson

- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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."

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