See her road from stardom to motherhood as she embraces her most challenging role yet
Credit: Jerry Watson/AMPAS/Retna
Updated: Thursday Apr 29, 2010 | 07:20 PM EDT
By: Janet Mock
More from PEOPLE
See More News
From Cruise to the Jolie-Pitts, see the stars who've embraced children from around the world
17 of 20
After acting for more than 20 years, America's Sweetheart officially becomes an Oscar winner for The Blind Side. She dedicates her Academy Award to her late mother Helga, a "trailblazer" whom she credits for her family life with James.
Copyright © 2014 Time Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
In partnership with AOL