|NET WORTH:||$152 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor|
|Born:||October 12, 1968|
|Children:||Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot|
|Birth Name:||Hugh Michael Jackman|
|Height:||6 ft 16 in (1.88m)|
Jackman is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. He earned his fortune and fame from his portrayal of Wolverine in X-Men series. The movie series from 2000 to 2014 earned a total gross income of $1.3 billion. These are X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, X2: X-Men Reunited in 2003, X-Men in 2000, and X-Men Days of Future Past in 2014. His movie Happy Feet in 2006 was also a hit with $265 million.
Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, Australia. His parents divorced when he was eight years old and his mother moved back to England. He went to Pymble Public School then attended Knox Grammar School. He finished college at the University of Technology in 1991 with a BA in Mass Communications. He discovered his talent for acting when he took drama classes in his final year in college. After college, he spent a year at the Actors Center in Sydney.
He turned down the casting offer for the soap opera Neighbours. He chose to attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He wants to deepen his knowledge about acting. He got his first role as Curly in Oklahoma! In 1998.
His first job as a professional actor was as Kevin Jones on Correlli. Jones is a tattooed convict who suffered brain damage while in police custody. Correlli was a 10-part drama series in Australia shown on ABC. He also worked in Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard in 1996. He starred in the films Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings.
Jackman had his big break for playing Wolverine in X-Men in 2000. The movie tells the story of a group of mutants distrusted by normal humans because of their powers. Jackman studied wolves to develop his character. Furness was against the role as she found it ridiculous.
His other renowned movies in 2006 are Scoop with Scarlett Johansson and The Prestige. His biggest films are X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 and Real Steel in 2011. Aside from being Wolverine, Jackman also played as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in 2012. It was a hit both commercially and critically. He was then back to being Wolverine in 2013 for The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of the Future Past in 2014. He was last seen as Wolverine in 2017 in Logan.
He also starred in the Prisoners in 2013, Pan in 2015, and The Greatest Showman in 2017. He also lends his voice to characters in Happy Feet, Flushed Away, and Missing Link.
He was given the opportunity to become James Bond, but chose to return to Marvel instead.
Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996. The couple met on the sets of Corelli in 1995. Furness played prison psychologist Louisa Corelli. As the two became more acquainted, their romantic feelings did bloom also. They have two adopted children Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot. Furness had two miscarriages.
Jackman and Furness is one of the most committed married couples in Hollywood.
He received several awards for his excellent acting skills. In 2001, he gained Saturn Awards’ best actor award for X-Men. In 2004, he won six awards for the movie The Boy from Oz. These include a Best Actor in Musical, Special Tony Awards, and Theatre World Award. In the 58th Tony Awards, he received the Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety of Music Program. He won Favorite 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.
He holds the Guinness World Record for longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.