Hugh Jackman young
October 12, 1968
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
82 kg | 181 pounds
46 in | 116 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on October 12, 1968, is an Australian actor. Young Hugh Jackman began his acting career on the stage in Melbourne and on Australian television series Correlli (1995). He made his big screen debut in drama film Erskineville Kings (1999) in role as Wace. Hugh's breakthrough performance came as Logan / Wolverine in superhero movie X-Men (2000) directed by Bryan Singer.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Jean Valjean in musical drama film Les Misérables (2012).
He portrayed Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series:
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Kate & Leopold (2001) romantic comedy fantasy with Meg Ryan and Liev Schreiber
Van Helsing (2004) horror drama with Kate Beckinsale
The Prestige (2006) psychological thriller with Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie
Swordfish (2001) action crime thriller with John Travolta and Halle Berry
The Fountain (2006) drama science fiction opposite Rachel Weisz
Deception (2008) crime thriller with Ewan McGregor
Australia (2008) romantic historical drama with Nicole Kidman
Real Steel (2011) science fiction sports with Evangeline Lilly
Prisoners (2013) thriller crime with Jake Gyllenhaal
Pan (2015) fantasy adventure with Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund
Scoop (2006) romantic crime comedy directed by Woody Allen
Chappie (2015) science fiction action crime with Sigourney Weaver
Eddie the Eagle (2015) biographical sports comedy drama opposite Taron Egerton and Christopher Walken
The Greatest Showman (2017) musical drama romance opposite Zac Efron and Zendaya
The Front Runner (2018) biographical drama in role as Gary Hart
He won a Tony Award for his role in jukebox musical The Boy from Oz on Broadway (2003-2004).
He is good friends with Liev Schreiber, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Rupert Murdoch.
His hobbies are kayaking and basketball.
He married Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness on April 11, 1996.
He has two adopted children.
He voiced E.Aster Bunnymund in animated film Rise of the Guardians (2012).
He plays the guitar, piano and violin.
He is an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
He supports the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
He hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.
He is a Christian.
Lives in New York City, New York.
Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me.
Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I handn't, they'd spit on me in the street. (on his role of Wolverine)
Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.
I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of.
I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
I'm not a loner at all.
Salvatore Ferragamo have done some nice handmade suits for me.
I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.