Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

 Theron poses during a photocall for the film Mad Max: Fury Road.
Theron poses during a photocall for the film Mad Max: Fury Road.REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - South African-born actress Charlize Theron has adopted her second child, an African-American newborn named August, US media reported Saturday.

The baby joins Theron's first child, Jackson, who was adopted in South Africa in 2012, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

The 39-year-old American actress reportedly adopted US-born August in July, TMZ said.

Theron and actor Sean Pean recently called off their engagement, following reports that Penn planned to formally adopt Jackson.

The critically acclaimed actress won a Best Actress Oscar for her role as a prostitute-cum-serial killer in the grisly 2003 film Monster.

She is also known for her roles in The Devil's Advocate, The Cider House Rules and Mad Max: Fury Road.