Hugh Jackman

Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1986, in Sydney, Australia. He is an Australian actor who started his career in theater and T.V. His big break came when he got the role of Wolverine/Logan in the “X-Men” film series in 2000. Since then, he has starred in many outstanding films such as “Les Misérables” in 2012 and “The Greatest Showman” in 2017. Jackman is married to Deborro-Lee Furness whom he met on the set of an Australian T.V. show titled “Correlli.”

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Hugh Michael Jackman

Nickname:

Jacko

Birth date:

October 12, 1968

Age:

54

Zodiac Sign:

Libra

Height:

6' 4"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$180 million

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Background

Hugh Micheal Jackman was born on October 12, 1986, in Sydney, Australia. Jackman’s parents are Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman; they are English and immigrated to Australia in 1967 as part of the Ten Pound Poms immigration scheme. In his final week at university, Jackman took a drama course to make up additional credits, and his passion for acting was born. He attended two acting schools, the Actors’ Centre in Sydney and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University, from which he graduated in 1994.

Jackman got his first acting job straight out of university on “Correlli,” a drama series on ABC. After “Correlli,” Jackman enjoyed a stage musical career until 2000 when he got his breakthrough role in the “X-Men” film series as the character of Wolverine/Logan. Jackman did all of his stunts in the films. His role as Wolverine earned him the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Career as a Live-action Marvel Superhero,’ a title he held until 2021. He has also starred in many outstanding films such as “The Prestige” in 2006, “Les Misérables” in 2012, and “The Greatest Showman” in 2017. Jackman won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’ in 2013, and was nominated for his first Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in “Les Misérables.” In 2015, Jackman did a tour of Australia with his show “Broadway to Oz.” In 2019, Jackman went on a world tour for his show “The Man. The Music. The Show.” to perform songs from “The Greatest Showman.”

Jackman is married to Deborro-Lee Furness whom he met on the set of an Australian T.V. show titled “Correlli.”

Career timeline

2000
His Breakthrough Role

Jackman gets his breakthrough role as Wolverine/Logan in the “X-Men” film series.

2006
“The Prestige”

Jackman stars alongside Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson in Christopher Nolan’s thriller, “The Prestige.”

2012
“Les Misérables”

Jackman stars in the award-winning musical “Les Misérables.”

2013
A Golden Globe Award

Jackman wins the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’ for his role in “Les Misérables.”

2015
“Broadway to Oz”

Jackman does a tour of Australia for his musical show “Broadway to Oz.”

2017
“Logan”

Jackman has his final performance as Wolverine in the film “Logan,” which also earns him a Guinness World Record.

2019
A World Tour

Jackman goes on a world tour for his show “The Man. The Music. The Show.” to perform songs from “The Greatest Showman.”

Why We Love Hugh Jackman

  1. He is a philanthropist

    Jackman often supports small entrepreneurs in impoverished countries. He is a big supporter of Muhammad Yunus who is a micro-entrepreneur as well as a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Jackman also uses his Twitter account to raise money for various charities such as Operation of Hope.

  2. He loves dogs

    Who doesn’t love dogs? And who doesn’t love a celebrity who loves dogs? Jackman has two adorable dogs, Dali and Allegra.

  3. He adopted

    After his wife suffered two miscarriages, Jackman and Furness decided to adopt. They live in New York with their two children and dogs.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His wife’s engagement ring

    Jackman designed his wife’s engagement ring, and their wedding rings have Sanskrit inscriptions which translate to “we dedicate our union to a greater source.”

  2. His religion

    Although he identifies as Christian, Jackman incorporates practices from the School of Practical Philosophy such as meditation.

  3. He loves sport

    Jackman participated in many sports throughout high school and supports many sports teams throughout the world.

  4. He sang the national anthem

    In 1999, Jackman sang the Australian national anthem at the N.R.L. Grand Finale.

  5. He is a musician

    Jackman plays many instruments ranging from guitar to piano.

Hugh Jackman FAQs

What is Hugh Jackman’s most famous movie?

“Logan” is arguably his most famous movie.

Is Hugh Jackman nice?

Many people have said that Jackman is one of the nicest people in Hollywood.

Who is Hugh Jackman’s best friend?

Gus Worland is his best friend.

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