October 12, 1968
Hugh Jackman's Place of Birth:
Role That Got Him Noticed:
As Wolverine in the X-Men movies, Hugh Jackman captured the hearts of women worldwide. It also marked his first major appearance in an American film.
Notable Movie Credits:
X-Men (2000), Someone Like You (2001), Swordfish (2001), Kate & Leopold (2001), X2 (2003), Van Helsing (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Scoop (2006), The Fountain (2006), The Prestige (2006), Flushed Away (2006), Happy Feet (2006), Deception (2008), Australia (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Real Steel (2011), Butter (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Les Miserables (2012), Movie 43 (2013), The Wolverine (2013), and Prisoners (2013).
Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe for Kate & Leopold in 2002. Jackman received the MO Award (Australia's version of the Tony Award) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Sunset Boulevard. He was nominated for a MO Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
Hugh Jackman's a Hit Down Under:
Jackman began his film career in 1999 with starring roles in Australian independent films Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings (he picked up a Best Actor award from the Australian Film Critics Circle and a Best Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute for his perfomance). In 2013 he earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Les Miserables.
In 1999, Jackman was named "Australian Star of the Year" at the Australian Movie Convention. People magazine chose as the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2008.
Hugh Jackman met his wife Deborra-Lee Furness while working on the TV series Correlli. The couple married in April 1996 and have two children.