Hugh Jackman Biography

Updated On Feb 08, 2019 Published On Oct 06, 2015
Facts of Hugh Jackman
Date of Birth: 1968 , October-12
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Hugh Jackman
Birth Name Hugh Michael Jackman
Father Christopher John Jackman
Mother Grace McNeil
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Sydney
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $150 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Light-Brown
Weight in KG 82 KG
Married Yes
Married to Deborra-Lee Furness (m. 1996)
Children Oscar Maximilian Jackman, Ava Eliot Jackman
Education University of Technology, Sydney
Awards Golden Globe Award
Movies The Wolverine 2013
TV Show 68th Tony Awards
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Hugh Jackman is an American actor, singer and a producer who is best known for playing the character of Wolverine in the X-Men series. Apart from the X-Men movies, Hugh Jackman, husband of Deborra-Lee Furness has also acted in movies like The Prestige, The Greatest Showman and many others.

Hugh Jackman's early life

Hugh Jackman was born as Hugh Michael Jackman on the 12th October 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He is the son of Grace McNeil Jackman and Christopher John Jackman. He also has four older siblings than him.

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He is of Australian nationality and his ethnicity is white. As child Hugh Jackman attended Pymble Public School, and then joined Knox Grammar School. He later graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

Hugh Jackman's career

He dreamed about acting since his childhood days and he made his first acting role in 1994 and that was in Correlli. After that, he portrayed his role in Erskineville Kings, starring Joel Edgerton.

Since then he has made his appearance in several hit movies like Les Misérables, featuring Russell Crowe and Anne HathawayX-Men film series, where he acted alongside people like Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry, and many more. 

Hugh Jackman's personal life

Hugh Jackman is a married man. He has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for about two decades. Actually, they dated each other for about a few years and finally bonded into the married life.

They got married in 1996. They also have two children together. Something is more interesting about their wedding, the engagement ring and the wedding ring he gave to his wife was designed by him.

Hugh Jackman's net worth

X-Men film series is one of the multibillion movies and its box office earning was the net worth of $3.053 billion. For this role in that movie, Hugh Jackman's salary was $20,000,000

His 2013 movie Wolverine had estimated earnings of $414 million. As of 2019, Hugh Jackman has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

The price value of Hugh Jackman's apartment in New York City is estimated to be $19 million.

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Born in Sydney, Australia

October 12 , 1968

Hugh Jackman was from the upper class family born as Hugh Michael Jackman in Sydney, Australia to Grace McNeil and Christopher John. He is an Australian and is of Australian and English descent. He is a tall guy and is also of average height.

Graduated from University of Technology


Soon after completing his high school education, Hugh Jackman desired to continue his education and receive his higher studies, so he joined University of Technology. He majored in arts and finally completed his bachelor degree in 1991.

Won Golden Globes, USA


Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and Hugh Jackman has also been able to be honored with this award too. He got his first nomination in this award in 2002 and won this for the first time after a decade later. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards


Hugh Jackman has also been honored with the Primetime Emmy Awards one in his life out of his four different nominations. He won this award for the first time in 2005 and that was for Outstanding Individual Performance.

Won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror


Hugh Jackman got his first name in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror USA back in 2001. He was nominated in this award that time for his role in movie series X man. He won this award that time as a Best Actor.

Won Australian Movie Convention


Beside other major awards, Hugh Jackman has also been honored with the Australian Movie Convention. He won this award from his only nomination in this award. He has also been honored by the Empire Awards, UK once in his life. 

Began dating Deborra-Lee Furness


While Hugh Jackman was in his early days of his acting career and he was about to increase his fame from this acting role, he met his future wife, Deborra-Lee Furness in 1995. He met her when he was portraying his role in the television series Correlli. After meeting each other they began their love affairs. 

Married to Deborra-Lee Furness

April 11 , 1996

Hugh Jackman is a married man. He has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for about two decades. Actually they dated each other for about few years and finally bonded into the married life. They got married in 1996 and they are still together.

Formed his own production company


Besides his acting career, Hugh Jackman is also a producer and he has also produced several movies till now. After gaining massive success from his acting career he desired to take a new step in his life, so in 2005, he opened his own production company. His first work as a producer was in Viva Laughlin.

Attended a game at PPL Park


Hugh Jackman is a multi talented personal and he is also active in several sports. He is also the big fan of football and supports Philadelphia Union in the Major League Soccer. He is also seen attending several games of this club. Beside football he is also the great fan of wrestling and rugby.