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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Date of Birth
October 12, 1968
Age
54 years old
Zodiac sign
Libra
Occupation
Actor, Producer

Biography of Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, an Australian actor, was born on 12th October 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales. His parents, Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman were both English having moved to Australia from the UK shortly before Hugh’s birth. Since he was born to UK-born parents, he also holds British citizenship in addition to his Australian citizenship. 

He received his primary education from Pymble Public School and went to the all-boys Knox Grammar School for secondary education. In 1987, he took a gap year in which he worked as a physical education teacher at Uppingham School in England. For his undergraduate BA degree that he obtained in communication, he went to the University of Technology, Sydney, and graduated in 1991. 

After completing his BA degree, he took a one-year course “The Journey” at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney. Moreover, he also attended Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts to pursue drama after which he starred in Correlli (1995), a 10-part drama series on ABC, playing opposite to Deborra-Lee Furness, his future wife with whom he married in 1996. The couple had to go through two miscarriages, and Hugh termed the point as the most difficult phase in his life. Their two children Oscar Maximilian and Eva Eliot Jackman are both adopted. 

Jackman rose to prominence from his long-running role in the X-Men film series (2000-2017), a superhero franchise, playing the character of Wolverine. For his role in the X-Men series, he earned a Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero” which was broken in four years later in 2021. He went on to act in numerous films, most notably, Tom Hooper directed Les Misérables (2012), for which he received his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor along with his first Best Actor award for Golden Globe Award. Moreover, Hugh also took part in Broadway theatre and for his role in The Boy from Oz, he received his first Tony Award. Later, he went on to host Tony Awards four times and for one of these appearances, he also earned an Emmy Award. In 2009, Hugh Jackman got the opportunity to host the 81st Academy Awards. Some of his most prominent movies are Kate & Leopoold (2001) for which he was nominated for Golden Globe’s Best Actor, Swordfish (2001), Christopher Nolan’s mystery thriller The Prestige (2006), and many more. On the other hand, being an accomplished singer, he starred in the Australian production of Beauty and the Beast as Gaston. His last appearance was in Florian Zellar’s directed Drama movie The Son (2022).

Hugh takes a keen interest in philanthropist work with a long-time supporter of Microcredit, a non-profit organization providing small loans to emerging entrepreneurs in developing countries. The actor even uses his Twitter account for charity purposes.

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Filmography

Genre
Year
Deadpool 3
Deadpool 3 Deadpool 3
Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy 2024, United States of America
Human Resources
Human Resources
Comedy, Fantasy 2022, United States of America
The Son 7.5
The Son The Son
Drama 2022, United States of America
Reminiscence 7.8
Reminiscence Reminiscence
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romantic 2021, United States of America
Bad Education 6.9
Bad Education Bad Education
Drama, Comedy 2019, United States of America
Larrikins Larrikins
Animation, Musical, Adventure 2018, United States of America
The Greatest Showman 8
The Greatest Showman The Greatest Showman
Musical, Biography, Drama 2018, United States of America
5
Broadway 4D Broadway 4D
Musical 2018, United States of America
Missing Link 7.9
Missing Link Missing Link
Animation 2018, United States of America / Canada
The Front Runner 6.1
The Front Runner The Front Runner
Biography, Drama 2018, United States of America
Logan 8.3
Logan Logan
Action, Sci-Fi 2017, United States of America
X-Men: Apocalypse 7.6
X-Men: Apocalypse X-Men: Apocalypse
Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi 2016, United States of America
Eddie the Eagle 7
Eddie the Eagle Eddie the Eagle
Drama, Sport 2016, Great Britain / United States of America / Germany
Pan 6.1
Pan Pan
Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure 2015, United States of America
Chappie 8.1
Chappie Chappie
Action, Thriller 2015, United States of America / Mexico
X-Men: Days of Future Past 7.5
X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Days of Future Past
Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy 2014, United States of America
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 7.5
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Family, Comedy, Fantasy 2014, United States of America
That Sugar Film 6.8
That Sugar Film That Sugar Film
Documentary 2014, United States of America
The Wolverine 7.5
The Wolverine The Wolverine
Adventure, Action 2013, United States of America
Movie 43 5.5
Movie 43 Movie 43
Comedy 2013, United States of America
Prisoners 7.6
Prisoners Prisoners
Thriller, Drama, Crime 2013, United States of America
Rise of the Guardians 7.8
Rise of the Guardians Rise of the Guardians
Family, Animation, Adventure 2012, United States of America
Les Misérables 7.6
Les Misérables Les Misérables
Musical, Drama 2012, Great Britain
Real Steel 8.3
Real Steel Real Steel
Drama, Action 2011, United States of America
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