October 12, 1968
52 years old
Australia - U.K.
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
82 kg | 181 pounds
46 in | 116 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on October 12, 1968, is an Australian actor and singer.
Young Hugh Jackman first started acting during his years at the all-boys Knox Grammar School, Sydney in school production of "My Fair Lady" in 1985.
He got his television debut in Australian television drama series Law of the Land (1994) in episode "Win, Lose and Draw", in role as Charles "Chicka" McCray.
He made his big screen debut in Australian drama movie Erskineville Kings (1999) in role as Wace.
Hugh's breakthrough performance came as Logan / Wolverine in superhero movie X-Men (2000), for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Peter Allen in a musical "The Boy from Oz" (2003-2004).
Reminiscence (2021) science fiction action in role as Nick Bannister, opposite Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton and Angela Sarafyan
Bad Education (2019) comedy drama in role as Frank Tassone, with Allison Janney and Alex Wolff
He voiced Sir Lionel Frost in stop-motion animated adventure film Missing Link (2019).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:
Kate & Leopold (2001) romantic comedy fantasy in role as His Grace Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten, 3rd Duke of Albany
The Greatest Showman (2017) musical drama romance in role as P. T. Barnum, for which he received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album
He was nominated for the Academy Award and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Jean Valjean in musical drama film Les Misérables (2012).
He portrayed Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series:
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Logan (2017), for which he won a Empire Award for Best Actor
He won a 38th People's Choice Awards for his role as Charlie Kenton in science fiction sports movie Real Steel (2011).
Van Helsing (2004) horror drama opposite Kate Beckinsale
The Prestige (2006) psychological thriller with Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie
Swordfish (2001) action crime thriller opposite John Travolta and Halle Berry
The Fountain (2006) drama science fiction opposite Rachel Weisz
Deception (2008) crime thriller with Ewan McGregor
Australia (2008) romantic historical drama with Nicole Kidman
Prisoners (2013) thriller crime with Jake Gyllenhaal
Pan (2015) fantasy adventure with Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund
Scoop (2006) romantic crime comedy directed by Woody Allen
Chappie (2015) science fiction action crime with Sigourney Weaver
Eddie the Eagle (2015) biographical sports comedy drama opposite Taron Egerton and Christopher Walken
The Front Runner (2018) biographical drama in role as Gary Hart
He hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.
He hosted 58th Tony Awards (2004), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, also hosted 59th Tony Awards (2005) and 68th Tony Awards (2014).
He played Kevin Jones in Australian television series Correlli (1995).
He portrayed Duncan Jones in Australian adventure drama television series The Man from Snowy River (1996).
Attended Pymble Public School and all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney's Upper North Shore.
Graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney (1991), with a BA in Communications.
Attended one-year course "The Journey" at the Actors' Centre in Sydney.
Graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia in 1994.
He is the youngest of five children.
Received Special Tony Award in 2012.
Good friends with Liev Schreiber, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Rupert Murdoch.
His hobbies are kayaking and basketball.
He voiced E.Aster Bunnymund in animated film Rise of the Guardians (2012).
He plays the guitar, piano and violin.
Founded production company, Seed Productions in 2005.
He performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables on his first world tour "The Man. The Music. The Show" (2019).
Avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Big fan of professional wrestling.
Supports the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
He is a Christian.
Is left handed.
Lives in New York City, New York.
He married Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996, they have two adopted children, Oscar and Ava.