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Hugh Jackman Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Hugh Jackman|
|Real Name:||Hugh Michael Jackman|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||October 12, 1968 (54 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Marital Status:||Deborra-Lee Furness (m. 1996)|
|Education:||University of Technology Sydney
Edith Cowan University
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Net Worth:||$180 million (2023)|
Hugh Jackman Biography
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor and singer. He started his acting career in theatre and television. In 2000, Jackman landed his breakthrough role as Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series. He played the role until 2017, and it earned him the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel character.” The record was surpassed in 2021.
Jackman has received various accolades for his work and performances, including a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Tony Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He also received a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
In 2019, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Jackman earned praise for his theatre roles in Oklahoma! in 1998 and Carousel in 2002. He won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Boy from Oz. He starred as con man Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of the musical The Music Man from 2021 to 2022. His performance earned him another Tony Award nomination. Jackman is a four-time host of the Tony Awards. He won an Emmy Award for hosting the 2005 ceremony. In 2009, he hosted the 81st Academy Awards.
Hugh Jackman grew up with his family in Sydney, New South Wales. His parents were devout Christians converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage. One of his paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, was Greek.
Jackman’s parents were English. They had come to Australia in 1967 as part of the “Ten Pound Poms” immigration scheme. By virtue of being born to UK-born parents, he holds British Citizenship as well as Australian citizenship. His parents divorced when he was eight.
Hugh Jackman’s father is Christopher John Jackman, a Cambridge-educated accountant. Jackman remained in Australia with his father and two brothers after his parents divorced.
Jackman’s mother is named Grace McNeil (née Greenwood). His mother moved back to England with his two sisters after her divorce. She remarried in England.
Jackman has four older siblings and a younger half-sister. He was his parents’ second child to be born in Australia.
Jackman has two older brothers.
Jackman has two older sisters and a younger half-sister from his mother’s remarriage.
Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness adopted two children (a son born in 2000) and a daughter born in 2005 after she suffered two miscarriages.
Jackman met Deborra-Lee Furness on the set of the Australian TV show, Correlli. They married on 11 April 1996 at St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. He personally designed Furness’ engagement ring. Their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription “Om paramar mainamar,” which translates to mean “we dedicate our union to a greater source.” A Portrait of the couple by Paul Newton was a finalist in the 2022 Archibald Prize.
Jackman was raised in a Christian home. He attended multiple revivals during his childhood. He revealed in a 2015 interview that he identified as Christian, with a different version of faith from his father’s. “He takes his religion very seriously and would prefer I go to church,” “We’ve had discussions about our separate beliefs. I just find the evangelical church too, well, restrictive.” He meditates daily and incorporates teachings from the spiritually eclectic School of Practical Philosophy.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hugh Jackman is worth $180 million.
Jackman and his wife own a $21.1 million New York City penthouse. They also owned a $38.9 million New York City triplex that they listed in June 2022.
Movies & TV shows
Jackman is best known for his breakthrough role as Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series, which he played from 2000 to 2007. He is known for his incredible range as an actor. His films include the 2001 romantic comedy Kate & Leopold, the action-horror Van Helsing in 2004, the drama 2006 The Prestige, the 2008 period romance Australia, the 2012 musical Les Misérables, the 2013 thriller Prisoners, the 2017 musical The Greatest Showman, the 2018 political drama The Front Runner, and the crime drama Bad Education released in 2019.
He played voice roles in the animated 2006 films Flushed Away, Happy Feet, and Rise of the Guardians in 2012.