Lanford Beard
March 14, 2012 AT 05:26 PM EDT

Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson, reports the AP. This is the first child for the South African actress, whose work on 2003’s Monster won her an Academy Award. Theron split from long-time boyfriend Stuart Townsend in 2010.

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