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Hugh Jackman Biography
Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil Greenwood and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth. He also has Greek from a great-grandfather and Scottish from a grandmother ancestry.Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Hugh Jackman Movie Career
after completing his studies at the Western Australian Academy he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli 1995, opposite his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Several TV guest roles followed, as an actor and variety compere. An accomplished singer, Jackman has starred as Gaston in the Australian production of “Beauty and the Beast.” He appeared as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of “Sunset Boulevard.” In 1998, he was cast as Curly in the Royal National Theatre’s production of Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma. Jackman has made two feature films, the second of which, Erskineville Kings 1999, garnered him an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Actor in 1999. Recently, he won the part of Logan/Wolverine in the Bryan Singer- directed comic-book movie X-Men 2000. In his spare time, Jackman plays piano, golf, and guitar, and likes to windsurf.He also has been featured in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold 2001, the action-horror film Van Helsing 2004, the drama The Prestige and The Fountain 2006, the epic historical romantic drama Australia 2008, the film version of Les Misérables 2012, and the thriller Prisoners 2013
Hugh Jackman Wife
He is married to Deborra Furness
Hugh Jackman Children
As of August 2017 the actor has two children.
Hugh Jackman Awards
His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances.