Hugh Michael Jackman, popularly known as Hugh Jackman is an Australian famous actor, singer, and producer who is best known as Wolverine in the film series X-Men. Wolverine is a role for which he holds the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero”. In addition, he has played lead roles in various movies such as Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Prisoners, The Greatest Showman, etc. Hugh Jackman’s first TV show is Law of the Land (1994) and his first film is Erskineville Kings (1999). He received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album from the musical The Greatest Showman (2017). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. Besides, he is popular due to distinctive features like muscular physique and deep resonant voice.
Hugh Jackman is active in social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. As a @RealHughJackman on Twitter, he has over 14.2 million followers. Similarly, he is active on Instagram as @thehughjackman with over 29.1 million followers and has over 23 million followers on Facebook.
What is Hugh Jackman Famous for?
- His role as Wolverine in the film series X-Men.
Where is Hugh Jackman From?
Born on October 12, 1968, Hugh Jackman is the youngest child of Christopher John Jackman and Grace McNeil. He was born in Australia. He has four older siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers. His father was a Cambridge trained accountant. When Hugh was 8 years old, his parents divorced. He was taken care of by his father as his mother went to England with his two sisters.
For schooling, he went to primary school, Pymble Public School and later attended Knox Grammar School on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, Following graduation, he spent a gap year working at Uppingham School in England as a Physical Education teacher. Then, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications.
Hugh Jackman Career Timeline
After graduating, he played a drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Corelli (1995) as the first professional job, opposite of his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Then he started to work in theatre where he performed Oklahoma! in London’s West End and many more played till 1999.
Till 2000, Hugh had not been a well-recognized actor. However, in 2000, he played Wolverine in the first movie series X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since then he became one of the famous and outstanding actors till the present. He went on playing Wolverine in many films in 2003. 2006, 2009, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
From 2005 to 2007, Hugh played in a wide variety of films, from romantic comedies to dramas and even science-fiction thrillers. In 2006, he starred a leading role in the movie “The Prestige” which received critical acclaim. In the same year, his two other renowned films were Scoop and Scarlett Johansson
In 2008 People magazine named him “Sexiest Man Alive”.
In 2009, he returned to the stage, acting alongside Daniel Craig in “A Steady rain”. In 2012, he went back to Broadway to perform in his self-titled show. And also changed his image by doing one of the best musicals of all time Les Miserables.
From 2012 to present, Hugh performed in major films in both America and Australia including “Pan” (2015) in which he played the role of a villain and was highly appreciated.
He also starred in the smash box office hit “The Greatest Showman” in 2017. Hugh won a Golden Globe and a Grammy for his role in the movie.
Bad Education starring Hugh Jackman is one of the best movies in 2020.
Furthermore, he is a global ambassador for Montblanc and also the brand ambassador of R. M. Williams since March 2019
Hugh Jackman Awards and Achievements
Hugh Jackman is an outstanding actor who has excellent acting skills and so is a successful career-holder. He has received several awards and a nomination for Academy Award as the Best Actor.
Hugh received Saturn Awards’ Best Actor Award for X-Men in 2001. Likewise, he won six awards for the movie The Boy from OZ which includes the Best Actor in Musical, Special Tony Awards, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance of the Year, Outer critics circle award for Best Actor in a Musical, and Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a musical all in 2004 and the Theatre World Award. He has even received the Outstanding Individual Performance in a variety of Music Program in the 58th Tony Awards. Also, he won Favourite Star Award for the movies X-Men Origins: wolverine and Real Steel. In 2013, he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for the movie “Les Miserables”.
Besides, he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.
Who is Hugh Jackman Married to?
Hugh Jackman is married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 whom he had met on the sets of Corelli in1995. Furness had two miscarriages. Hence, they have adopted two children: son Oscar Maximilian and Daughter Ava Eliot. They are one of the most committed married couples in Hollywood.
Hugh had a basal-cell carcinoma in the nose which was removed in 2013. Basal-cell carcinoma is a common type of skin cancer.
Hugh is a Christian and a religious person.
How Tall is Hugh Jackman?
As of 2020, Hugh Jackman is 51 years old. He is 6ft. 2 inches tall and weighs 82 kg. His chest size is 42 inches, 16 inches biceps, and 33 inches waist. His body type is athletic and so has a muscular physique and strong bone structure. He has got brown hair and hazel eyes. He uses the shoes of size 11 (US). However, his dress size is not available.
How Much is Hugh Jackman Worth?
Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is very successful in his acting career and so the majority of his money comes from his acting. As he is a singer, he earns from music and theatre. As of 2020, he earns in the region of $20 million per year. His net worth is estimated at $160 million at present. He gained a lot of fame, name and wealth form the X-Men series. He can be counted as one of the highest-paid actors in America. With endorsements, advertisements and TV appearances have also contributed a lot to his overall net worth.