Charlize Theron adopts baby boy named Jackson

Charlize Theron is a new mother. She adopted her first child and named him Jackson. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

March 15, 2012 11:05:55 AM PDT
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."