Hugh Jackman Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Hugh Jackman

Birthday :

October 12, 1968

Also Known For :

Movie Actor, Producer

Birth Place :

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Early Life

Hugh Michael Jackman is reputed for his roles in movies, television, and musical drama production. He is an Australian performer with proven extraordinary flexibility.

Hugh Jackman is a native of Australia and was born in Sydney on the 12th day of October 1968. He had four other siblings although he was the youngest of the lot. His mother walked away from the family when he was just 8 years old, leaving the upkeep of the Jackman household to their dad

He had a younger half-sister, from his mother's latter marriage and his mother was known to have relocated to the U.K later on. He had his early education at the Pymble Public.  He later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School at the Upper North Shore in Sydney. It was while at this school that he featured in themaking of My Fair Lady in 1985.

While at the University of Technology, Sydney, he picked up a course in drama during his final year to complete his needed credits. The first major role that he took up was in“The Memorandum”, which was a production of Václav Havel.


Early Acclaim

His initiation to stage performance was perfected with his roles in a number of musical productions in Melbourne. Jackman soon entered the global scene, receiving critical admiration for his London depiction of Curly in Oklahoma. Not long after this, he was in New York City on the set of Carousel to play the role of Billy Bigelo. To conventionalviewers, Jackman is possibly best known for his year 2000 role as the Wolverine in the American film X-Men.

He was projected to fame depicting Wolverine in the hit X-Men, a role he repeated over the course of his profession in sequels like X2, X-Men and the latter editions.

He alsoreceivedhuge acclaim for his performance in the love story, Kate & Leopold, and played a computer-hacking felon in the actioner, Swordfish. After featuring in Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige, and The Fountain, he was in the spotlight once more.

Jackman joined up with fellow Aussies in the vaunted production “Australia”. Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann were his co-stars in this romantic epic that grossed more than 200 million USD in box office and global sales.


Common Attribution

There is a consensus that his role in the 2006 X-Men, as the Wolverine was an undisputed performance. The action movieshowed to be a big achievement, making more than $234 million at the box office.

Common Attribution was with Woody Allen again in 2006 on the set of the secret Scoop. Scarlett Johansson starred alongside with him this time. He co-starred with Christian Bale in the drama The Prestige in the year 2006. This was a movie about two competingconjurers in Victorian-era England.

Furthermore, in 2006, Jackman borrowed his voice to two energetic feature movies: Flushed Away and Happy Feet. He did some work on the minor screen additionally, performing in the brief musical affected series Viva Laughlin in 2007. His 2008 actioner, Deception, was, however, a box office fail.


Iconic Roles

In 2012, Jackman assisted in bringing one of the most well-known musicals of all time to the big screen: He featured in Les Miserables with Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, and Russell Crowe. In the movie, Jackman plays Jean Valjean, a previous convict who attempts to hold on to the new life he has built for himself. Russell Crowe plays the police officer on his trail.

In January 2013, Jackman got a Golden Globe Award (best actor in a musical or comedy) for his Les Miserables performance. For his much-admiredpart in Les Mis, Jackman was designated for an Academy Award in 2013 in the classification of Best Actor but lost the battle to Daniel Day-Lewis for his party in Lincoln.

On December 13, 2012, Jackman was privileged with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Jackman specified through the important event, "I have faith that this is the 2,487th star on the Walk of Fame. Though, separately from Lassie, I'm the only one who's gotten the role of the same character in 15 movies."

After the acclaim of Les Miserables, it was time for Hugh to take a lighter film role. Jackman picked this up on the set of the Movie, 43 in 2013.  Other A-listers that co-starred with him this time were: Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, and Kate Winslett. Not forgetting that Halle Berry and Emma Stone was also on set with these iconic names. The movie was also a box office fail.


Other Notable Mentions

Jackman was on stage as the host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards. His vocals have lit up the stage of several Tony Awards in addition to other ceremonies of equal repute. He won an Emmy Award for one of these presences and the 81st Academy Awards. Apart from the Emmy’s, he has two Tonies under his belt as well as a Golden Globe.

He was adjudged People magazine’s "Sexiest Man Alive” in the 2008 publication that hit the newsstands in December of that year. He joined the list of other previous honorees like Matt Damon, the recognizable George Clooney as well as Brad Pitt.



In 1996, Jackman and his spouse, actress Deborra-Lee Furness got married. They reside in Melbourne, Australia, with their two adopted kids, Oscar Maximilian and Ava Eliot. They met on the set of the Australian television show, Correlli in 1995.

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