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Hugh Michael Jackman

(1968-10-12)12 October 1968
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alma mater University of Technology Sydney, Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University
Occupation Actor, singer, producer
Years active 1994–present
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Deborra-Lee Furness (m. 1996)
Children 2 (adopted)

Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, musician, dancer and producer. He is an actor in theater and television too. He plays on different roles and various genres of movies like romance, superhero, musical, drama, action and comedy. Jackman was born in Sydney to English immigrant parents. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men movie series. His performances in The Fountain (film), Les Misérables (2012 film) and Prisoners (2013 film) garnered strong critical acclaim.

His work in Les Misérables earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award in 2013. In theater, he won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.

A four-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 married Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 in Melbourne. The couple adopted a son and daughter.Jackman has been described as one of the world's most attractive man, by various media outlets and his perceived sex appeal has been picked up by many sources, including Empire, who named him one of the sexiest stars in film history and People, who named him one of the World's Most Beautiful People.In 2008 Jackman won People's Sexiest Man Alive. Jackman appeared on Forbes's annual Celebrity 100 list of the 100 most powerful celebrities and In 2013, he topped Forbes's Most Powerful Actors list.

Jackman plays multiple sports, plays the guitar, piano and violin and does dancing. He is also a philanthropist.


  • Erskineville Kings (1999)
  • Paperback Hero (1999)
  • X-Men (film) (2000)
  • Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Someone Like You (film) (2001)
  • Swordfish (film) (2001)
  • X2 (film) (2003)
  • Van Helsing (film) (2004)
  • The Prestige (film) (2006)
  • The Fountain (film) (2006)
  • Scoop (2006 film) (2006)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • Deception (2008 film) (2008)
  • Australia (2008 film) (2008)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • Real Steel (2011)
  • Les Misérables (2012 film) (2012)
  • The Wolverine (film) (2013)
  • Prisoners (2013 film) (2013)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Chappie (film) (2015)
  • Pan (2015 film) (2015)
  • Eddie the Eagle (2016)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  • Wolverine 3 (2017)


  • Beauty And The Beast (Australia-1995)
  • Sunset Boulevard (Australia-1996)
  • Oklahoma! (West End-1998)
  • Carousel (Broadway-2002)
  • The Boy From Oz (Broadway-2003)
  • The Boy From Oz Arena Spectacular (Australia-2006)
  • A Steady Rain (Broadway-2009)
  • Hugh Jackman, in Performance (California-2011)
  • Hugh Jackman, in Concert (Canada-2011)
  • Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway (Broadway-2011)
  • The River (Broadway-2014)
  • Broadway To Oz (Australia-2015)

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