Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer of remarkable versatility, involved in film, musical theatre, and television.
After getting a start in films and television in his native Australia, his role as Curly won him recognition outside Australia while he was catapulted to stardom portraying Wolverine in the blockbuster hit X-Men, a role he reprised over the course of his career in sequels like X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In between, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the romantic comedy, Kate & Leopold, and played a computer-hacking criminal in the thriller, Swordfish.
After starring in Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige, and Darren Aronofsky’s, The Fountain, he joined fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann for the rather extravagant romantic epic, Australia.
A veteran of the musical stage, Jackman was a natural fit to serve as host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards, while also starring in the long-awaited adaptation of Les Misérables.
He has lent his voice to many animated characters and has hosted the Tony Awards three times, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, and the 81st Academy Awards. In addition to this Emmy, he has won two Tonies and a Golden Globe.
Hugh Jackman Biography
Hugh Michael Jackson was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on October 12, 1968. His parents Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman were English, and had immigrated to Australia in 1967.
As such, Jackman not only holds Australian citizenship, but British citizenship as well because he was born to UK-born parents.
He has four older siblings, and a younger half-sister from his mother’s remarriage. After his parents divorced when he was eight years old, Jackman remained in Australia with his father and two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with his two sisters.
He attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School, in Sydney’s Upper North Shore. After graduation he spent a gap year in England, before returning to Australia to study at the University of Technology, Sydney. He graduated from university in 1991 with a BA in Communications.
Hugh Jackman Age
Jackman was born on October 12, 1968, and is currently 54 years old.
Hugh Jackman Net Worth
As of September 2023, Hugh Jackman’s net worth is $180 Million.
Hugh Jackman Wife
Hugh Jackman was married to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April 1996, at St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. They met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli.
In September 2023, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announced they are splitting up.
Hugh Jackman Children
Hugh, 54, and Deborra-lee, 67, share two children: son Oscar, 23, and daughter Ava, 18.
Hugh Jackman Parents
Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (née Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman.
Hugh Jackman Siblings
Hugh Jackman has five siblings, four direct siblings from his parents and one step-sibling from Grace McNeil’s second marriage.
Hugh’s sister, Sonya Jackman was taken back to England by Grace McNeil when Hugh Jackman was eight years old. She now works as an accountant, just like her father.
Ian Jackman is Hugh’s brother. He grew up in Australia with Hugh Jackman and Ralph Jackman. Ian Jackman currently works as a senior counsel and resides in Melbourne.
Ralph Jackman is Hugh’s other brother. Not much is currently known about him. Zoe Jackman is Hugh’s sister and she prefers to keep out of the spotlight.
The identity of Hugh Jackman’s other sibling from his mother’s second marriage is unknown.