Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
Quick Facts About Hugh Jackman
Celebrated Name Hugh Jackman
Age 55 years old
Nick Name Guppy
Birth Name Hugh Michael Jackman
Birth Date 1968-10-12
Gender Male
Profession Australian actor
Nationality Australian-British
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Libra
Father Christopher John Jackman
Mother Grace McNeil
School all-boys Knox Grammar School
University University of Technology, Sydney
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Children 2
Wife Deborra-Lee Furness
Net Worth $180 million
Salary $20 million per movie
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 82 Kg
Body Measurement 42-33-15 inches
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown

Hugh Jackman, an Australian actress, is well-known for his iconic role as James "Logan" Howlett / Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series (2000–2017).  In 2017, he reprised the character for what was intended to be the final time in the third Wolverine film, "Logan". Jackman's performance and the film were critically acclaimed and it is regarded as one of the greatest superhero films of all time. 

Hugh Jackman Biography

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor. He is the recipient of various awards including two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Jackman was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honors for services to the performing arts and to the global community.

Jackman began his acting career in 1995 making his television debut with the Australian series "Correlli"(1995). He made his feature film debut with the 1999 Australian drama film "Erskineville Kings".  He had his breakthrough role playing Wolverine in Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000), a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team. He reprised his role in 2003's X2, 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and the 2009 prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 

In 2019, Jackman went on his first world tour called The Man. The Music. The Show. to perform songs from the album, The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In September 2022, Ryan Reynolds announced that Jackman would be returning to reprise the role of Wolverine in the upcoming third Deadpool film (2024), produced by Marvel Studios and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

Hugh Jackman Background

Hugh Jackman was born on 12th October 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His birthname is Hugh Michael Jackman. She holds an Australian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Her star sign is Libra. He is a follower of Christianity. Jackman was born as the second child to his parents.

His father, Christopher John Jackman, is a Cambridge-educated accountant while his mother's name is Grace McNeil who abandoned her family in Australia and returned to the UK when Hugh was just eight years old. He has four older siblings from his biological parents and a younger half-sister, from his mother's remarriage. 

Jackman went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney's Upper North Shore. Then, he enrolled at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications. 

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee separate after 27 years of Marriage.

Jackman has been married to an Australian actress and producer, Deborra-Lee Furness. Furness was born in Annandale, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and raised in Melbourne, Victoria. She rose to fame in 1988 when she starred in the movie "Shame" for which she won Best Actor awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Golden Space Needle.

Jackman and Furness first met on the set of Australian TV show "Correlli" in 1995. Within several months of dating, the pair married on 11th April 1996, at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. Unfortunately, the couple was not able to welcome their own child due to Furness's miscarriages a couple of times. As of now, the couple is living a happy life with their adopted two children. 

Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness will separate after being married for 27 years. They made this decision because they felt it was time for them to focus on their own personal growth. They mentioned that they've been lucky to spend nearly three decades together, but their paths are changing.

Hugh Jackman's net worth

As of September 2022, the net worth of Hugh Jackman is estimated to be US $180 million. Jackman's wealth skyrocketed after he was paid a huge salary for his role in the international box office hit movie "Wolverine" and the X-Men franchise.  At the peak of the Wolverine franchise, Hugh earned $20 million per movie as a base salary. 

Jackman's huge chunk of fortune also comes from endorsement deals and sponsorship. He is a global ambassador for Montblanc, and since March 2019 has also been a brand ambassador for R.M. Williams. In 2011, Jackman launched the Laughing Man Coffee Company. In 2005, Jackman formed the production company Seed Productions. 

Hugh Jackman Measurements

Hugh Jackman is a handsome man with elegant looks and a well-maintained body physique. He has an Athletic build and muscular body. He stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 82 kg. His body measures 42-33-15 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). His hair color is Dark Brown and his eye color is Light brown. He wears a shoe size of 11 (US). 

Facts About Hugh Jackman

  • #1He held the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel character", until 2021.
  • #2His parents were converted to Christianity by Evangelist Billy Graham.
  • #3He was inspired by Mike Tyson's fighting style.
  • #4Jackman is a longtime proponent of microcredit.
  • #5He is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project.
  • #6He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus.
  • #7He has a keen interest in sports.
  • #8He was chosen to be James Bond before Daniel Craig.
  • #9He supports the Port Adelaide Football Club.
  • #10He is a long-time fan of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

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