Hugh Jackman Biography

Hugh Jackman Biography

Hugh Michael Jackman, an Australian actor and producer, has gained worldwide acclaim for his performances in major films, including action, superhero, period, and romance genres. He is also involved in musical theatre and television.

Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Grace McNeil (née Greenwood) and Cambridge-educated accountant Christopher John Jackman. In 2006, fans had countless opportunities to watch Jackman on the big screen. That summer, he played a probable serial killer in Woody Allen’s comedy Scoop, and in the fall, he co-starred with Oscar winner Rachel Weisz in the beautiful The Fountain as a man who travels across three different historical periods at the same time on a single spiritual journey.

That same autumn, Jackman appeared in the dark fantasy The Prestige (co-stars: Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson) as a turn-of-the-century magician who some suspect performs actual magic, and before winter, audiences heard his voice work in two animated flicks, Flushed Away and Happy Feet.
In 2006, Jackman revealed that he will produce and act in a film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.

Profile of Hugh Jackman

  • Name: Hugh Michael Jackman
  • Other Name: Hugh Jackman
  • Born: 12 October 1968
  • Star Sign: Libra
  • Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Height: 6 feet 2 inches
  • Education: BA in Communications from University of Technology, Sydney
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
  • Citizenship: Australia
  • Language: English

Family of Hugh Jackman

  • Spouse: Deborra-Lee Furness (m. 1996)
  • Children: Ava Eliot Jackman, Oscar Maximilian Jackman
  • Parents: Grace Watson, Chris Jackman

Hugh Jackman/Quotes

  • I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids’ parties for about three years.
  • I’m an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It’s not always easy to find but it’s still there.
  • 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.
  • It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.
  • Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
  • I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it’s a sign that I’m moving up the ladder.
  • I’m a big goofball, you know. Don’t tell anyone that, but I’m a big goofball. In Australia, we call it a dag.
  • We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we’d do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind.
  • My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now.
  • My agent said to me five years ago, ‘Hugh, I can see one day you… if I had to plan a goal for you, it’s for you to have the kind of career that Sinatra had.

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