Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in films such as the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the magic-themed drama The Prestige(2006), the epic fantasy drama The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), the thriller Prisoners (2013), and the musical The Greatest Showman (2017). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award    nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.

Birth Name

Hugh Michael Jackman

Nickname

Hugh Jackman

Profession

Actor, Singer, Producer

Nationality

Australian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hugh Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Age

He is currently 50 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

White

His ancestry is English.

Religion

Christianity

Jackman has described himself as a Christian and a “religious person”. He meditates daily and follows the spiritually eclectic School of Practical Philosophy.

Education

Jackman attended Pymble Public School and Knox Grammar School in Sydney, After graduation, he spent his drop year by working at Uppingham School in England. In 1991, he graduated with B.A. in Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

Family Details
  • Father – Christopher John Jackman (Cambridge-trained accountant)

  • Mother – Grace McNeil
  • Siblings – Ian Jackman (Brother), Ralph Jackman (Brother), Sonya Jackman (Sister), Zoe Jackman (Sister)

Manager

Hugh was signed to these talent agencies –

  • Endeavor Talent Agency – USA
  • Penny Williams Management – Australia
  • Lou Coulson Agency – U.K.

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

  • Deborra-Lee Furness – Hugh Jackman married his Correlli co-star Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April 1996, at St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. Following two miscarriages, the couple adopted two children – Oscar Maximillian Jackman (b. 15 May 2000) and Ava Eliot Jackman (b. July 10, 2005).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 190 cm
  • In meters – 1.9 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 85 kg
  • In Pounds – 187 lbs

Body Measurements

Not Available

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10-12 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Distinctive Features
  • Ruggedly handsome features
  • Muscular physique
  • Deep resonant voice

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

  • Hugh Jackman got his first film role in “Erskineville Kings”, a Australian drama film in 1999, playing the role of Wace.
  • He landed his first major role in 2000 playing Logan/Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men”. The film was a huge success at the box office, grossing US$296 million. The role earned him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. Jackman reprised his role in 2003’s X2: X-Men United, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and the 2009 prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2011’s X-Men: First Class., 2013’s The Wolverine, 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse and 2017’s Logan.

Television Debut

In 1994, Jackman appeared in an episode of an Australian television drama series, “Law of the Land” for his role as Charles “Chicka” McCray.

Famous For

  • His portrayal of Logan/Wolverine in X-Men film series.
  • His role as Leopold in the 2001 romantic comedy film Kate & Leopold, playing Victorian English duke who accidentally time-travels to 21st-century Manhattan, where he meets Kate (Meg Ryan), a cynical advertising executive. He earned a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.
  • His other notable work include his roles in film such as Prisoners, The Prestige, Les Misérables, Pan and Van Helsing.

Brand Endorsements

Jackman has done brand endorsements for Asahi Super Dry (Japanese beer), Body by Milk, Lipton Tea, and Micromax.

 Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Erskineville KingsWace
Paperback HeroJack Willis
2000X-MenLogan / Wolverine
2001Someone Like YouEddie
SwordfishStanley Jobson
Kate & LeopoldLeopold
2003X2Logan / Wolverine
2004Profile of a Serial KillerEric Ringer
Van HelsingGabriel Van Helsing
Van Helsing: The London AssignmentVoice role
2005Stories of Lost SoulsRogerSegment: “Standing Room Only”
2006Happy FeetMemphisVoice role(s)
Flushed AwayRoddy
The PrestigeRobert Angier
The FountainTomás, Tommy and Tom Creo
ScoopPeter Lyman
X-Men: The Last StandLogan / Wolverine
2008DeceptionWyatt BoseAlso producer
AustraliaThe Drover
The Burning SeasonNarratorDocumentary film;
Voice role
2009X-Men Origins: WolverineLogan / WolverineAlso producer
2011X-Men: First ClassCameo
Snow Flower and the Secret FanArthur
ButterBoyd Bolton
Real SteelCharlie Kenton
2012Rise of the GuardiansBunnymund / The Easter BunnyVoice role
Les MisérablesJean Valjean
2013Movie 43Davis
The WolverineJames Howlett / Logan / WolverineAlso producer
PrisonersKeller Dover
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastLogan / Wolverine
Night at the Museum: Secret of the TombKing Arthur / Himself
2015ChappieVincent Moore
Me and Earl and the Dying GirlHimselfVoice role
PanBlackbeard
2016Eddie the EagleBronson Peary
X-Men: ApocalypseLogan / Weapon X / WolverineCameo
2017LoganJames “Logan” Howlett / Wolverine / X-24
The Greatest ShowmanP.T. Barnum
Deadpool 2Logan / WolverineArchive footage
The Front RunnerGary Hart
Missing LinkSir Lionel FrostVoice role; in production
TBABad EducationPost-production

Television

TitleYearRoleNotes
Law of the Land1994Charles “Chicka” McCrayEpisode: “Win, Lose and Draw”
Correlli1995Kevin Jones10 episodes; main role
Blue HeelersBrady JacksonEpisode: “Just Desserts”
The Man from Snowy River1996Duncan Jones5 episodes
Saturday Night Live2001Himself / HostEpisode: “Hugh Jackman/Mick Jagger”
57th Tony Awards2003Himself / HostTelevision special
58th Tony Awards2004Himself / HostTelevision special
59th Tony Awards2005Himself / HostTelevision special
Viva Laughlin2007Nicky FontanaEpisode: “Pilot”, also executive producer
81st Academy Awards2009Himself / HostTelevision special
Sesame Street2010HimselfEpisode: “Tribute to Number Seven”
WWE Raw2011Himself / HostEpisode: “955”
Saturday Night LiveDaniel RadcliffeEpisode: “Ben Stiller/Foster the People”
Top Gear2013HimselfEpisode: “20.4”
Christmas in WashingtonHimself / HostTelevision special
WWE Raw2014Himself / HostEpisode “1,091”
68th Tony AwardsHimself / HostTelevision special

Hugh Jackman Favorites

  • Favorite Idols –  Olivia Newton-John
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – India

Hugh Jackman Net worth

Hugh Jackman has a net worth of $150 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

He is very active on social media, where he has over 12 million followers on Twitter, 23 million followers on Facebook and 20 million followers on Instagram.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hugh Jackman

  • His one of the paternal great-grandfather was Greek.
  • Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Rupert Murdoch are his good friends.
  • His parents divorced when he was eight, and was brought up by his mother.
  • For his performance as Curly in the Royal National Theatre’s acclaimed stage production of “Oklahoma!”, Jackman received Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor nomination in 1999.
  • In 2004, Jackman won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his 2003–2004 Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in the hit musical “The Boy from Oz”.
  • Jackman is a multi-instrumentalist; He plays the guitar, piano and violin.
  • In 2003, he was named as one of “The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine.
  • He catapulted to international fame after he played Wolverine in X-Men. In the comics, Wolverine stands 5′ 3″, however Jackman stands a whole foot taller than his character, at 6′ 3″.
  • Jackman launched his production company, Seed Productions, with his longtime assistant John Palermo in 2005.
  • He was voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2008.
  • His life goal as a young man was to be an international freelance journalist. He got a degree in journalism before turning to acting.
  • In 2009, he hosted the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.
  • Jackman is the Godfather of Rupert Murdoch’s daughters Grace and Chloe.
  • He is good friends with Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Neil Patrick Harris, Eric Bana, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet.
  • In 2012, Jackman received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by his family as well as his “Les Misérables” director Tom Hooper and co-stars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.
  • In China, he is nicknamed Wolf Uncle because his name does not translate easily.
  • Jackman turned down the lead role offer in the movie The Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), which later went to Chris Hemsworth.
  • As a Philanthropist, Jackman is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project and a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • He has 2 pets – Peaches (French bulldog) and JJ (bulldog).
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