Who is Ava Eliot Jackman?
Ava Eliot Jackman was born in the USA on 10 July 2005 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, she is of Mexican and German descent and holds American nationality. She is perhaps only known for being the adoptive daughter of Hugh Jackman, a famous Australian actor and singer.
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Early life and education
Ava and a boy named Oscar were swimming at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia when a riptide occurred and threatened to drown them – her adoptive father Hugh was there and helped lifeguards save them, as well as several other children.
Hugh and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, an Australian actress and film producer, then agreed to adopt Ava and Oscar after Deborra suffered two miscarriages – Hugh and Deborra have been married since 11 April 1996.
Ava enjoys spending her free time with her father, and the two could occasionally be seen jogging together. She is currently attending a local high school at which she is said to be practicing her acting skills, while she is also practicing at a local theatre. It’s believed that Ava won’t be pursuing a college degree after she matriculates, scheduled in 2023.
Friendships and relationships
Ava is said to be quite an outgoing girl, and allegedly has numerous friends at high school.
She is apparently down to Earth, and isn’t negatively influenced by her father’s popularity. Ava has only one best friend with whom she spends most of her free time.
Ava and her parents have been keeping the details of her private life hidden from the media’s attention – she is likely to be still too young to be dating, however, there are still some people who believe that she has recently started dating a boy whom she met at her high school, as several people have claimed to have seen them walking hand in hand.
Ava hasn’t commented on any of the rumors, so as of December 2020, she has many friends and is single.
Hobbies and other interests
Ava seems to be physically very active, as she’s been seen running nearly every day, while she’s also playing various sports including soccer and tennis.
She is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog which she and her father are taking care of together.
Ava is also interested in travelling, and has been to several US states to keep her father company during his red carpet events, however, she is still not very interested in being in the media.
She is keen on watching movies in her spare time, and her favorites are those made by Disney such as “Wreck-It Ralph”, the trilogy “How To Train Your Dragon” and “Wall-E”.
Age, height and net worth
Ava’s age is 15. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). As of December 2020, her father’s net worth has been estimated at over $180 million.
Who is Hugh Jackman?
Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, on 12 October 1967 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds both British and Australian nationality. He is an actor, film producer and singer, who has won numerous awards for his performances, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Hugh might be known best for his portrayal of Jean Valjean, one of the lead characters in the historical musical film “Les Miserables” adapted by William Nicholson, Alain Boubilil and five others, directed by Tom Hooper, and which also starred Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. The film follows Jean Valjean living in France in the 19th century, who has been hunted by a policeman for decades because he broke his parole.
The movie was a hit, winning 86 awards including three Oscars, while it was nominated for 175 others.
Hugh was raised alongside his four older siblings by their father Christopher John Jackman who was an accountant, and their mother Grace McNeil who was a housewife – both his parents were born in the UK. When Hugh was eight years old, his parents divorced and his mother went on to marry another man and gave birth to Hugh’s half-sister. Hugh attended Sydney’s Pymble Public School before moving on to Knox Grammar School, at which he started acting starring in the 1985 stage play “My Fair Lady”.
He moved to England, and taught physical education at Uppingham School, enrolling at the University of Technology in Sydney upon his return, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 199.
He decided to work on his acting skills, enrolling at Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 1994, and then focusing on his acting career.
He launched his acting career with a role in the Australian series “Correlli”, and in 1996 played Gaston in the Disney’s musical “Beauty and the Beast”. A few of his following roles were in the movies “Paperback Hero”, “Law of the Land” and “Blue Heelers”. He became popular all around the world for his starring role as Wolverine in the 2000 superhero movie “X-Men” – the film grossed $296 million, and won Hugh a Saturn Award for Best Actor. He reprised his role in “X2” in 2003 and “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006, and in 2013 played Wolverine once again in “The Wolverine”.
He has appeared in numerous other critically acclaimed movies, such as the romantic comedy “Kate & Leopold” which won him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award, and in 2012, he voiced the Easter Bunny (E.Aster Bunnymund) in the critically acclaimed computer-animated fantasy comedy movie “Rise of the Guardians”. The year 2017 saw him play the lead character P. T. Barnum in the musical drama movie “The Greatest Showman”, which won him his only Golden Globe Award.
He has recently been cast to portray Nicolas ‘Nick’ Bannister in the upcoming science fiction movie “Reminiscence”, set to be released in 2021.
Hugh is a devoted Christian, and usually meditates on a daily basis, while he is a follower of School of Practical Philosophy.
He has had several carcinoma cells removed from his nose on a couple of occasions, and also had a vocal cord hemorrhage.
Hugh is a philanthropist who supports microcredit, and in April 2009 he donated $50,000 to Operation of Hope, and $50,000 to Charity: Water. In December 2009, he and British actor Daniel Craig – ‘James Bond’ – raised more than $1.5 million to be given away to charity.
He has numerous other interests, including playing rugby and cricket, while he is also a high jumper and an avid swimmer. Hugh is keen on watching soccer and cheers for Port Adelaide Soccer Club while his favorite rugby league team is Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
He can play various musical instruments, including the piano, violin and the guitar.