Birth Name: Hugh Michael Jackman
Nickname/Stage Name: Hugh Jackman
Birth Date: October 12, 1968
Genres: Action, Animation, Drama, Musical, Science-fiction, Superhero, Thriller
Occupation: Actor, Singer, Producer
Years Active: 1994 till Present
Net Worth: $180 million
Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales. He got married to Deborra-Lee Furness in April 1996. After she suffered two miscarriages, the couple adopted two children.
He attended Pymble Public School and Knox Grammar School School. He also studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating with a degree in Communications in 1991.
Jackman started acting professionally when he was featured in the Australian series Correlli. After that, he continued making appearances in theatrical productions before getting a career breakthrough when he got the role of the mutant Wolverine in X-Men (2000). He reprised the role in the subsequent sequels.
He starred as Leopold in the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001) and also played the lead role in Swordfish (2001). He portrayed the titular character in Van Helsing (2004).
Other films Jackman has appeared in include The Prestige (2006), The Fountain (2006), Australia (2008), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Pan (2015), Bad Education (2019), and Reminiscence (2021).
Saturn Award (2001)
Tony Award (2004, 2012)
Emmy Primetime Award (2005)
People's Choice Award (2010, 2012)
Golden Globe Award (2013)
Empire Award (2014, 2018)
Bambi Award (2017)
MTV Movie Award (2017)
Grammy Award (2019)
"Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street."
"I've always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people. So I've always said yes to the thing I'm most scared about."
"Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me."
He was treated for skin cancer in November 2013.
He appeared on Forbes's annual Celebrity 100 list of the 100 most powerful celebrities and in 2013, he topped Forbes's Most Powerful Actors list.
has been described as one of the world's most attractive men by various media outlets, and his perceived sex appeal has been picked up by many sources, including Empire, who named him one of the sexiest stars in film history, and People, who named him one of the World's Most Beautiful People.
Erskineville Kings (1999)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Prestige (2006)
Real Steel (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Bad Education (2019)
An actor best known for playing the mutant character Wolverine.