About Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is a well known and successful Australian actor, singer, and producer who is popularly known for his role in the “X-Men” film series. He has been seen working actively since the year 1994.

Quick Info
Full NameHugh Michael Jackman
Date of Birth12 October 1968
Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parent(s)Christopher John Jackman, and Grace McNeil
Occupationactor, singer, and producer
Partner(s)/Spouse(s)Deborra-Lee Furness
Net Worth$180 million

Personal Life and Relationship

Hugh Jackman, whose real name is Hugh Michael Jackman, was born on 12 October 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as the son of his father, Christopher John Jackman, and his mother, Grace McNeil. His father is a Cambridge-educated accountant. He is the second child of his parents, where he has four siblings. He also has a half-sister who is from his mother’s remarriage.

On 11 April 1996, Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness, who is an Australian actress and producer. Furness had gone through with two miscarriages, so that they adopted two children who were Oscar and Ava.

Hugh JackmanNationality and Physical Stats

Hugh Jackman holds both Australian and English nationality and belongs to English, Scottish, and Greek ethnicity. He is currently 52 years old with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and 85 kg. He had got dark brown hair with hazel eye color. As he was born on 12 October, his zodiac sign is Libra.

Early Life and Education

When Hugh Jackman was eight years old, his parents divorced to live with his father in Australia. Earlier, he enjoyed spending time his time at the beach and camping trips. Jackman wanted to become a chef on a plane.

For his education, he joined at Pymble Public School and then went to Knox Grammar School, where he was seen appearing in the production of My Fair Lady in 1985. In 1987, he was also seen working as a Physical Education teacher at Uppingham School. After that, he attended the University of Technology, Sydney, and completed his graduation in 1991 with a BA in communications. In his final year of study, he had also taken a drama course for which he was seen appearing in a lead character as Jackman in a play “The Memorandum.”

Later, he was interested in acting like a boy and completing his course “The Journey” at the Actors’ Centre. He was offered an Australian television soap opera after completing “The Journey” course, but later, he didn’t accept the offer and went to attend the Western Australian Academy Performing Arts. Later, he completed his graduation in the year 1994.


Television Career

Hugh Jackman started his professional acting career after being cast as Charles “Chicka” McCray is an Australian television drama series “Law of the Land” in 1994. After that, he was seen appearing as Kevin Jones in 10 episodes of an Australian television series “Correlli” in 1995. In the same year, he was cast as Brady Jackson in an Australian police drama series, “Blue Heelers.” In 1996, he was cast as Duncan Jones in an Australian adventure drama television series, “The Man From Snowy River.”

Further, he was seen hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2001, “57th Tony Awards” in 2003, “58th Tony Awards” in 2004, and “59th Tony Awards” in 2005. After that, he was seen as Nicky Fontana in an American musical dramedy television series “Viva Laughlin” in 2009. Later, in 2009, he was seen as a host in “81st Academy Awards.” In 2010, he saw in an episode “Tribute to Number Seven” in an American educational children’s television series, “Sesame Street.”

Likewise, he was also seen appearing as host in an American professional wrestling television program, “WWE Raw,” in 2011. In that year, he was seen appearing as Daniel Radcliffe in an American late-night live television show, “Saturday Night Live.” Later, in 2013, he was seen appearing in several television programs like “Top Gear,” “Christmas in Washington,” “WWE Raw,” and “68th Tony Awards”. In 2020, he was cast as Prince Humperdinck is an American comedy miniseries “Home Movie: The Princess Bride.”

Hugh JackmanFilm Career

Hugh Jackman started his film career after being cast as Wace in an Australian drama movie, “Erskineville Kings” in 1999. In that year, he was also offered the role of Jack Willis in an Australian comedy movie “Paperback Hero.” In 2000, he was cast as Logan or Wolverine is an American superhero movie “X-Men,” directed by Bryan Singer. He became able to receive so much positive feedback and was able to attract people. His performance was critically acclaimed, and the movie was also successful at the box office. For his outstanding role, he became able to earn a Saturn Award for Best Actor.

In 2001, he played Eddie’s role in an American romantic comedy movie “Someone like You” and seen as Stanley Jobson is an American action thriller movie “Swordfish.” He was also seen in an American romantic fantasy movie, “Kate & Leopold,” in the same year. Later, in 2003, he was seen reprising his role in an American superhero movie “X2” directed by Bryan Singer.

Further, Hugh Jackman was seen appearing in several movies like “Profile of a Serial Killer,” “Van Helsing,” “Van Helsing: The London Assignment,” “Stories of Lost Souls,” “Happy Feet” as a voice actor, “Flush Away” as a voice actor, “The Prestige,” “The Fountain,” “Scoop,” “Deception,” “Australia,” “The Burning Season” as a voice actor, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “Butter,” “Real Steel,” “Rise of the Guardians” as a voice actor, “Les Miserables,” “Prisoners,” “The Wolverine,” “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Chappie,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” as a voice actor, “Pan” and “Addie the Eagle.”

In 2006, he was seen reprising his role in a superhero movie “X-Men: The Last Stand” and then, in 2009, he was also seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “X-Men: First Class” in the same year. In 2013, he was cast as Davis in an American anthology comedy movie “Movie 43,” for which he was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo. He was again seen playing Logan’s role in the superhero movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Later, in 2016, he was again seen reprising his role in the movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” and in the 2018 movie “Deadpool 2”. In 2017, he was seen providing his voice in an American superhero movie “Logan.” Likewise, he was seen appearing in the movies like “The Front Runner,” “Missing Link,” “Bad Education” and “The New Mutants.” He will also be seen in playing the role of Nicolas “Nick” Bannister” in an upcoming American science fiction drama movie “Reminiscence.”


In 1994, Hugh Jackman started to do theatre work after being cast in a play, “The Season at Sarsaparilla: a charade of suburbia in 2 acts”. After that, he was seen in several plays like “Thark,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Oklahoma!”, “Carousel,” “The Boy from Oz,” “The Boy from Oz: The Arena Musical,” “A Steady Rain,” “Hugh Jackman: in Performance,” “Hugh Jackman: in Concert,” “Hugh JAckman: Back on Broadway,” “The River,” “Broadway to Oz,” “The Man. The Music. The Show”, and “The Music Man.”

Hugh JackmanNet Worth

The estimated net worth of Hugh Jackman is $180 million.