Jackson Theron

Quick Facts

Birth Date March,2012
Full Name Jackson Theron
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Country South Africa
Mother Name Charlize Theron (Adoptive)
Mother Profession Actress/Producer
Gender Identity Other
Sexual Orientation Transgender Girl
Sibilings August Theron

Jackson Theron is one of the two adopted children of Academy winning actress, Charlize Theron. The 8-year-old, Jackson was assigned male at birth, however, her mother revealed in 2019 that her eldest child is a transgender girl.

Jackson has a younger sister named, August Theron (b: July 2015) who was also adopted by the Mad Max: Fury Road actress. Charlize who has never been married says her daughters are the reason for her happiness. She is solely enjoying her motherhood as a single parent.


Jackson Theron is one of the two adopted children of famous ‘Academy Award’-winning actor Charlize Theron. Jackson is a transgender child and was born in South Africa. Charlize was always vocal about her adoption plans. She finally made her wish come true when she visited several orphanages in South Africa. She adopted Jackson legally and began raising him as a boy.

And She shocked the media when she revealed that Jackson was actually a girl. Jackson came out with her true sexual identity when he was 3 years old. Charlize, who is a prominent LGBTQ activist, accepted the fact whole-heartedly. Since then, Charlize has raised Jackson as her daughter.

Birth & Adoption

The exact date of Jackson’s birth is not known yet. She was born to an African–American couple and was adopted by Charlize Theron. Not much is known about Jackson’s biological parents. Charlize always wanted to adopt children. Her wish turned into a firm decision after she visited some orphanages in South Africa. She  was raised as a single child for 3 years, until Charlize adopted another child, a daughter, in August 2015.

Jackson Theron Adoption

Jackson, a boy, was born in March 2012. She was a South African native. Adoption has always piqued Charlize’s attention. She was very concerned about orphans when she was a child. The Atomic Blonde actress adopted an American-born baby girl named August three years later.

Charlize is shown celebrating National Daughters Day with her daughters Jackson and August.
Source: @charlizeafrica on Instagram

Both of Charlize’s daughters are close to her, and vice versa. Theron posted photos of her children on Instagram in honor of National Daughters Day. She captioned it as follows: “These two gorgeous powerhouses hold a special place in my heart. Never again will I be the same. Greetings on #NationalDaughtersDay.”

In a similar vein, Charlize stated in a DailyMail interview that her role as a parent is to “celebrate them, to love them, and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be. I will do everything in my power to ensure that my kids have that right and to be protected within that.”

Charlize and Jackson were spotted in a public setting.
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Charlize, one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment business, is fiercely protective of her daughters. She prevents photographers from approaching them. The mother-daughter pair has, however, been seen in a few public locations. Whether Theron will wed or not is unknown. She has had a few previous relationships.

Charlize thought Jackson was a boy until…..

Jackson, then three, turned to her mother and declared, “I am not a boy.” Up until that point, Charlize believed her oldest child to be a male. She once remarked that Jackson resembles her younger sister just as much as a girl.

Watch the actress discuss her daughter Jackson in the video below!

The actress has been parenting Jackson as a transsexual girl since since learning about her sexual orientation. Jackson acts like a female, and she dressed like one. Along with the general audience, other actors praised Charlize for her efforts as a mother. Since 2008, she has also served as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

The Coming Out Story

Jackson was known as a boy to his family. She was adopted as a boy, and initially, her mannerisms were not too prominent. Charlize, too, raised Jackson as a boy (dressing her up as one) until she turned 3. In an interview given by Charlize after the revelation of Jackson’s sexual orientation, she claimed that her biologically male son had first opened up at the age of 3. Jackson had apparently said that she was a girl and not a boy. Since then, Charlize has been raising Jackson as her daughter and not her son. She even gave Jackson a makeover, starting with dressing her up as a girl. However, Charlize hid the fact from the media for years.
In April 2019, Charlize shocked everyone after she revealed Jackson’s sexual identity. She accepted Jackson’s admission of her gender. According to Charlize, no one has the right to decide how one should dress up, irrespective of the person’s gender. The information on Jackson being a transgender came out in public after she was seen wearing feminine dresses on a few occasions. While the ‘Academy Award’-winning actor proudly presented her transgender child in front of the media, there were some haters, too, who criticized Charlize for dressing up a boy as a girl.
Charlize responded politely and said that her mother, Gerda, had inspired her decision to support Jackson’s choice. An important point to note is that Charlize had a troubled childhood. Her father was shot and killed by her mother as an act of self-defense. Since then, Charlize has always supported Gerda. The firm values embedded in Charlize by Gerda are mirrored in her parenting style, too.
Charlize has always been sincere in her support to the LGBTQ community. She has been an LGBTQ activist for many years now. In 2009, Charlize told ‘The View’ that she would not marry her then-boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, until everyone in the US had the right to marry the person of their choice, irrespective of their gender.

Charlize is now often seen dressing Jackson up as a little girl. Though she mostly keeps her children away from the media, she does not shy away from presenting Jackson as her daughter. The paparazzi once captured Charlize as she dropped Jackson off at a music lesson in Los Angeles.

Jackson’s Mom is a Global Star

The 45-year-old South African actress and producer is without a doubt a well-known figure in the world. Several honors have been given to Charlize Theron. She is also recognized for her roles in movies like Young Adult, Bombshell, Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road, etc.

Picture Jackson and her mother having fun at Disneyland.
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In 2003’s Monsters, Charlize played the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She also garnered praise from the critics for her performance.

Theron has received over 100 nominations over her career and has taken home 39 accolades in all. She is among the highest-paid actors. She was also listed as one of the top 100 important individuals in the world by Time magazine.

What is the Net Worth of Jackson?

Jackson and August are among the luckiest girls since they not only have a loving mother but also lead opulent lives. According to celebrity net worth, their adopted mother Charlize Theron has a net worth of $160 million. Theron earned almost $40 million from her brand endorsements in addition to her acting career.

Charlize earned $23 million between 2017 and 2018, and in 2019 she was ranked as the ninth highest-paid actress in the world. In terms of real estate, she is the owner of two Hollywood Hills residences with a total value of $5 million.