Hugh Michael Jackman, more often known as Hugh Jackman, is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and producer. He is also known as Hugh Michael Jackman. Hugh Jackman’s net worth is estimated to be $180 million as of the year 2022. After beginning his career in theatre and television, he was cast as Wolverine/Logan in the X-Men film series (2000–2017), a role for which he was awarded the Guinness World Record.
Throughout his career, Hugh Jackman has starred in a number of critically acclaimed movies, some of which include the following: the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action horror Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige (2006), the fantasy drama La Fontaine. (2006), the animated film Flushed Away (2006), the period romance Australia (2008), the epic musical Les Misérables (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), the thriller Prisoners (2013), Missing Link (2019), (2017).
Jackman’s performance as the lead in the musical The Boy from Oz at the Broadway Theatre earned him the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2004. He hosted the Tony Awards four times and was awarded an Emmy for his work presenting the gala in 2005. In addition, he was the host of the 81st Academy Awards in the year 2009.
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Queen in 2019, Jackman was honoured with the title of Companion of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world community and the performing arts.
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Hugh Jackman was born on the 12th of October 1968, making him 53 years old as of the month of March 2022. Hugh Jackman was born in the city of Sydney, which is located in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Because both of his parents were born in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia in 1967, he not only has Australian citizenship but also British citizenship and is a Christian by religious conviction. His parents were immigrants.
His early education was finished at Pymble Public School in Sydney, and he went on to get his secondary education at Knox Grammar School, an all-boys institution located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. He attended the University of Technology in Sydney, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
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On April 11, 1996, Jackman wed Deborra-Lee Furness in a ceremony that took place at St. John’s, which is located in the suburb of Toorak, Victoria. They became acquainted while filming the Australian television programme Correlli. Both Jackman and Furness’ wedding rings contained the Sanskrit word “Om paramar mainamar,” which may be interpreted as “we devote our marriage to a bigger source.” Jackman himself created the engagement ring that Furness wore, and he also designed their wedding bands.
As a direct consequence of Furness’s two unsuccessful pregnancies, Jackman and she decided to become adoptive parents to their children, Oscar and Ava. New York is where Jackman and his family have made their home.
Hugh Jackman Career
Jackman’s first employment in the entertainment industry was in the Australian television series Correlli, which was first shown on ABC TV in 1995. The series consisted of ten episodes. It featured Debora-Lee Furness in the role of Louisa Correlli, a psychologist working in a jail.
Through his performance as the main character Curly in the Royal National Theatre’s critically acclaimed stage production of Oklahoma! in London’s West End in the year 1998, he was nominated for an Olivier Award and received notice in countries other than Australia.
In 2004, he received a number of awards for his depiction of Australian singer and performer Peter Allen in the successful musical The Boy from Oz on Broadway. That same year, he also appeared in the play A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig.
In 2005, the actor teamed up with his longtime assistant John Palermo to establish a production business called Seed Productions. Their primary objective was to create low-budget films in Jackman’s native nation of Australia in an effort to make use of the country’s rich pool of native talent.
In the film “The Prestige,” which was released in 2006 and directed by Christopher Nolan and also featured Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson, he had a leading role. He gave the performance of Robert Angier, a magician who was competing against Alfred Borden, a contemporary of his own.
In the science fiction film The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky, he played three distinct roles: Tommy Creo, a neuroscientist; Captain Tomas Creo, a Spanish Conquistador in Seville; and Tom, a future astronaut.
In 2008, he appeared in the epic picture Australia, directed by Baz Luhrmann and also starring Nicole Kidman, in which Baz Luhrmann cast him as a supporting character. He gave the performance of a rugged, self-sufficient cattle drover who grudgingly offered his assistance to an English noblewoman.
Between the dates of May 3 through May 15, 2011, he performed a one-man performance at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.
The performance included a variety of his favourite musical pieces from Broadway and Hollywood, all of which were accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra.
He played the title role of Jean Valjean in the movie adaptation of the Victor Hugo musical Les Misérables, which was based on the French book of the same name. Both in terms of box office receipts and critical acclaim, the movie was a smashing success.
He has provided the voice for a number of animated characters, including Memphis, an emperor penguin from Happy Feet, a rat called Roddy from Flushed Away, and the Easter Bunny from Rise of the Guardians.
In the next movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, the actor is scheduled to play the part of Wolverine once again. The movies “Selma” and “The Greatest Showman on Earth” are two examples of other upcoming productions.