Hugh Jackman

Actor, Singer
A stage and screen actor of remarkable versatility, Australia-born Hugh Jackman had the unusual honor of being named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," while also maintaining fandom among legions of ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (79)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 2016 (Movie)

Wolverine (Actor)

Chappie 2015 (Movie)

Vincent Moore (Actor)

Dukale's Dream 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Pan 2015 (Movie)

Blackbeard (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Christmas in Washington 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Punk'd 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stories of Lost Souls 2014 (Movie)

("Standing Room Only") (Actor)

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Graham Norton Show 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Logan /Wolverine (Actor)

Iconoclasts 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prisoners 2013 (Movie)

Keller Dover (Actor)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

Top Gear 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Butter 2012 (Movie)

Boyd Bolton (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

Jean Valjean (Actor)

Rise of the Guardians 2012 (Movie)

Bunny (Voice)

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

Charlie Kenton (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2011 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh My God? 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Oscar Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

Logan/Wolverine (Actor)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Drover (Actor)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

Wyatt Bose (Actor)

Viva Laughlin 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Roddy (Actor)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Memphis (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Scoop 2006 (Movie)

Peter Lyman (Actor)

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo (Actor)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

Robert Angier (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Logan/Wolverine (Actor)

The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

Van Helsing (Actor)

Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

Logan/Wolverine (Actor)

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

Leopold (Actor)

Someone Like You 2001 (Movie)

Eddie Alden (Actor)

Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

Stanley Jobson (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Paperback Hero 2000 (Movie)

Jack Willis (Actor)

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Logan/ Wolverine (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Erskineville Kings 1998 (Movie)

Wace (Actor)

Ghostopolis (Movie)

(Actor)

The Greatest Showman on Earth (Movie)

P.T. Barnum (Actor)

Unbound Captives (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (4)

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

("Suddenly") (Song Performer)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

("Yeh Yeh") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Kiss") (Song Performer)

Paperback Hero 2000 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)
Producer (4)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghostopolis (Movie)

(Producer)

The Greatest Showman on Earth (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A stage and screen actor of remarkable versatility, Australia-born Hugh Jackman had the unusual honor of being named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," while also maintaining fandom among legions of comic book enthusiasts for portraying famed X-Men character Wolverine. After receiving his start in film and on television in his native Australia, Jackman was catapulted to stardom as the edgy, violence-prone Wolverine in the blockbuster hit "X-Men" (2000), a role he reprised over the course of his career in sequels like "X2" (2003), "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009). In between, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" (2001), played a computer-hacking criminal in the thriller "Swordfish" (2001) and cut down vampires as "Van Helsing" (2004). After starring in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" (2006) and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" (2006), Jackman joined fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann for the rather overblown romantic epic "Australia" (2008). A veteran of the musical stage, Jackman was a natural fit to serve as host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards, while also starring in the long-awaited adaptation of "Les Misérables" (2012). Because of his rugged charm and diversity of talent, Jackman capably alternated between great displays of theatricality and calculated reserve while becoming one of Hollywood's favored leading men.

Relationships

Deborra-Lee Furness Actor

Wife
Met in 1995 while starring together on the Australian series "Corelli" Married on April 11, 1996 Partners in the production company Seed Productions

Chris Jackman

Father
English Split from Jackman's mother when Jackman was eight Raised children alone

Ava Jackman

Daughter
Born July 10, 2005 Adopted with wife Deborra-Lee Furness

Oscar Jackman

Son
Born May 15, 2000 Adopted with wife Deborra-Lee Furness

Ian Jackman

Brother
Older

Ralph Jackman

Brother
Older

Sonya Jackman

Sister
Older

Zoe Jackman

Sister

Grace Watson

Mother
British Left family and returned to England c. 1976 Was at one time estranged from her children

EDUCATION

Knox Grammar School

1986
Starred in the musical "My Fair Lady"

Actors Centre

1991
Completed a one-year course, which lead to an offer for a role on the Australian series "Neighbours" and a place at WAAPA

University of Technology

1990
Finished course work in three years

The School of Practical Philosphy

Edith Cowan University

1994
Attended the University's Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Milestones

2013

Starred in another "X-Men" spin-off, "The Wolverine"

2012

Voiced the Easter Bunny in animated adventure "Rise of the Guardians"

2012

Co-starred as Jean Valjean in feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper

2012

Received Special Tony Award

2011

Joined the cast of the historical drama "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan"

2011

Made a cameo as Wolverine in "X-Men: First Class"

2011

Starred in the robot-boxing drama "Real Steel"

2009

Hosted the the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony

2009

Co-starred with Daniel Craig in Keith Huff's Broadway play "A Steady Rain"

2009

Reprised role of Wolverine to star in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

2008

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in the Baz Luhrmann directed-epic "Australia"

2008

Co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams in "Deception"

2006

Reprised the role of Wolverine in "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2006

Co-starred with Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige," about rival magicians working in early-20th-century London

2006

Played three different characters in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain"

2006

Played a British aristocrat, opposite Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's "Scoop"

2004

Starred as Dracula's monster-hunting enemy in the thriller "Van Helsing"

2003

Made Broadway debut playing Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in"The Boy From Oz"

2003

Reprised role of Wolverine in "X2"

2002

Acted in the short film "Standing Room Only"; the directorial debut of his wife Deborra-Lee Furness

2001

Cast in first romantic lead, opposite Meg Ryan in "Kate & Leopold"

2001

Co-starred in the action film "Swordfish" along with John Travolta and Halle Berry

2000

Portrayed Wolverine (replacing Dougray Scott) in the film version of "X-Men"

1999

Starred in the low-budget Australian drama "Erskinville Kings"

1999

Played an Australian outback truck driver who writes a romance novel in the comedy "Paperback Hero"

1998

Played Curly in the National Theatre Company's London revival of "Oklahoma!"

1998

Played Detective Eric Ringer on the Australian series "Halifax f.p."

1998

Made his American TV debut in "Hey, Mr Producer" a PBS tribute to producer Cameron Mackintosh

1997

Hosted the weekly lifestyle series "In Fashion" on Australia's Foxtel network

1997

Starred as Joe Gillis in the Melbourne production of "Sunset Boulevard"

1995

Cast as the villain Gaston in the Australian stage premiere of "Beauty and the Beast"

1994

Starred with future wife Deborra-Lee Furness in the Australian series "Correlli"

1992

Offered a part in the Australian series "Neighbours" but turned it down to attend Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

1991

Completed one-year intensive acting course at Actors Centre in Sydney, Australia

Bonus Trivia

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"I realised [sic] how hard it was and that it wasn't to be treated lightly. When I started studying, it changed from a hobby to a way of life really. Acting has been so synonymous with me growing up and, in fact, my personal life and my acting life are still closely correlated. Everything seemed to go hand in hand. The challenge of being an actor seemed to help with my challenge as a person so I knew I was on the right track and that regardless of how things panned out, regardless of whether I got work, it would be a really positive thing for me to have done the training. And when things started to happen I was even more grateful that I'd done my training." – Jackson on why he pursued acting, quoted in Panorama, the inflight magazine for Ansett Australia, March 1997

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"I'm a rock star. Although my 3-year-old (Oscar) thinks I'm a girl. He says, 'Daddy, you're Mummy now.'" – Jackman on his long hair for the movie "Van Helsing" in Entertainment Weekly, June 16, 2003

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"He's the perfect man, everyone loves him, and he's sexy as hell." – Rebecca Romjin on Jackman to Entertainment Weekly, June 16, 2003

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"It's ironic that actors, who can slip in and out of roles, often tend to take their own lives so seriously. It's all a play, after all, and a wonderful one. Success in this business is very much determined by public opinion, and we all know how fickle that can be." – Jackman to Interview magazine, May 2004

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Jackman was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2004.

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"I know enough about the business to know that by the time a movie comes to me, there have been at least five or six other names before me. When I started, there were probably 30 other names before me. But you don't have to be the first-round draft pick to feel you deserve the role. You need to have the confidence in yourself that you're the right person for the part. Otherwise, you live a very precarious, vulnerable life." – Jackman to Premiere magazine, September 2006

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Jackman was named "The Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in December 2008.

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"Hugh is sexy to me every day because he's always truly himself. If someone asks me what it's like to be married to the Sexiest Man Alive, I'll say, 'Damned interesting and a lot of fun!'" – Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh's wife, to People magazine, Dec. 1, 2008

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