Hugh Jackman

Interesting Facts About Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is an actor and producer from Australia.  He has been part of the theatre, musicals, television, and movies. Hugh started his acting career in Australia. His performance as Currly succeeded to make him popular in the global scenario.

#1 Early Life

The birthplace of Hugh is Sydney, New South Wales. His father’s name is Christopher John Jackman. He was an accountant. His mother’s name is Grace McNeil. Both of his parents were born in England. They migrated to Australia in 1967. He grew up with his four siblings. Hugh also has a Half-sister from his mother’s side. He was only eight years old when his parents separated.

#2 Dramatic Performance since his school life

Hugh attended the “Pymble Public School” during his primary level of education. Then, he attended the “Knox Grammar School.” There he appeared in the theatre production of “My Fair Lady” in 1985. Hugh also took an additional course in Drama during his last year at the “University of Technology”, Sydney.

He also played the role of Vaclav Havel in the play “The Memorandum.” Hugh completed his graduation in 1991. He was also part of a one-year program “The Journey.” Hugh went to the “Western Australian Academy of  Performing Arts.” The program was under the “Edith Cowan University.” He completed his graduation in 1994.

#3 Journey as an Actor

Hugh started his professional acting career from the television show “Correlli” in 1995. It was a “10-part series” of Australia. She shared the screen along with Deborra-lee Furness. His career boomed after portraying the role of “Oklahoma.” It was the stage production of the “Royal National Theatre” in 1998. He also received a nomination for the “Oliver Award.”

Likewise, Hugh appeared in the musical “The Boy from Oz” at “Broadway” in 2004. He shared the stage along with Daniel Craig. He appeared in the movie “The Prestige” in 2006. Hugh portrayed the role of a magician Robert Angier in the movie. Hugh was also part of the movie “The Fountain: Tommy Creo.” He appeared in the successful movie “Australia” in 2008. Hugh even did a one-man show at “Curran Theatre” during May 3 and May 15, 2011.

Hugh is also popular for his powerful voice. Hugh had lent his voice for the character Memphis in the animated movie “Happy Feet”, “Easter Bunny” in the movie “Rise of the Guardians” and Roddy in the movie “Flushed Away.” Hugh has also been part of the movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”,  “The Greatest Showman on Earth” and “Selma.”

#4 Strength of the relationship was love

Hugh tied knots with Deborra-Lee Furness in 1966. The couple met during the shoot of “Correlli.” Deborra faced a lot of problems in conceiving. This even resulted in miscarriages two times. The couple adopted Ava Eliot and Oscar Maximillian.

#5 Entertaining Everyone also in Social Media

Hugh is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “thehughjackman” on Instagram with 29.5M followers and “Hugh JAckman” on Twitter with 14.4M followers. His Facebook page “Hugh Jackman” has 23M followers.

#6 Millionaire Actor

Hugh Jackman has been part of the entertainment industry for more than twenty-five years. He has been part of the theatre, TV series, and movies. According to, he has an approximate net worth of $180 million.

#7 Awards and Honors for his contribution

Hugh won the “Golden Globe Award” in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor” in 2013. It was for his performance in the movie “Les Miserables.” He even received an “Oscar” nomination for the performance. Hugh also won an “Emmy Award” for the category of “Outstanding Individual Performance” in 2005.

 He also won the “Saturn Best Actor Award” for the movie “X-Men.” Hugh also earned the “Teen Choice Award: and “People’s Choice Favorite Action Movie Star Award” for the movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

#8 Host of Prestigious Award Shows

Hugh is also popular for his hosting skills. He has hosted the “Tony Award” and “Academy Awards.”  Hugh has hosted the “Tony Award” three times. He has even won an “Emmy Award” for this appearance.

#9 Nutshell Bio

The full name of Hugh is Hugh Michael Jackman. His current age is 52. The nationality of Hugh is Australian. He has an attractive height of 6 feet 2 inches along with a complimentary weight of 82 kgs. He belongs to the Scottish, Greek, and English ethnicity.

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