Hugh Jackman biography and facts

Actor from Australia

Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, and Real Steel. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. In November 2008, Open Salon named Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman "Sexiest Man Alive." A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009. Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the youngest of five children of English parents Chris Jackman and Grace Watson, and the second child to be born in Australia (he also has a younger half-sister, from his mother's re-marriage). One of his paternal great-grandfathers was Greek. His parents divorced when he was eight, and he remained with his  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Known as
Hugh Michael Jackman,Jackman, Hugh,hugh_jackman
Date of birth
1968-10-12
Place of birth
Sydney
Nationality
Australia
Parents
Grace Watson, Chris Jackman
Spouse(s)
Deborra-Lee Furness
Children
Ava Eliot Jackman Oscar Maximilian Jackman
Siblings
Sonya Jackman Ian Jackman Ralph Jackman Zoe Jackman
Profession
Television Producer, Actor, Film Producer

Employment

Company Job title From To
Uppingham School

Education

Institution From To
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
University of Technology, Sydney
Pymble Public School
Knox Grammar School

Performances

Year Performance Character
2013 The Wolverine Wolverine
2013 Movie 43
2012 Les Misérables Jean Valjean
2011 Real Steel Charlie Kenton
2011 Butter Boyd Bolton
2011 Selma
2006 The Fountain Tommy
2006 The Fountain Tomas
2006 Happy Feet Memphis
2006 Scoop Peter Lyman
2004 Standing Room Only Roger
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment Gabriel Van Helsing
2001 Kate & Leopold Leopold
2001 Someone Like You Eddie Alden
1999 Oklahoma! Curly McLain
1999 Erskineville Kings Wace

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