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Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige and The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), and the thriller Prisoners (2013). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009. Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth. He also has Greek (from a great-grandfather) and Scottish (from a grandmother) ancestry. Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli (1995), opposite his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Several TV guest roles followed, as an actor and variety compere. An accomplished singer, Jackman has starred as Gaston in the Australian production of "Beauty and the Beast." He appeared as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of "Sunset Boulevard." In 1998, he was cast as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's production of Trevor Nunn's Oklahoma. Jackman has made two feature films, the second of which, Erskineville Kings (1999), garnered him an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Actor in 1999. Recently, he won the part of Logan/Wolverine in the Bryan Singer- directed comic-book movie X-Men (2000). In his spare time, Jackman plays piano, golf, and guitar, and likes to windsurf.  See full bio on IMDb »

Hugh Jackman -- New Guard Dog Sleeping on the Job

Hugh Jackman
New Guard Dog Sleeping on the Job

Hugh Jackman brought a little extra protection with him to the gym today ... and we do mean little ... in the form of his adorable French bulldog, Peaches.Jackman told photogs yesterday he was… READ MORE >

Hugh Jackman -- Even Wolverine Gets Shaken by Pubic Hair Tossing Fans

Hugh Jackman
Even Wolverine FREAKS Over Pubic Hairs

When you're as ripped as Hugh Jackman ... it takes a lot to rattle you -- but the star admits his run-in with a deranged pubic hair-throwing fan was pretty terrifying.Jackman opened up to paps… READ MORE >

- 1802 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Deranged Fan Arrested After Throwing Pubic Hair at Him

Hugh Jackman
Deranged Fan Arrested After Throwing Pubic Hair at Him

You know what celebrities love? When you break into their gym and throw an electric razor filled with your own pubic hair at them! Just kidding ... they hate that stuff, so when it happened to… READ MORE >

- 1803 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- I Have an Amazing Body of Work!

Hugh Jackman
I Have an Amazing Body of Work!

With all that "Les Miserables" garbage thankfully behind him, Hugh Jackman got back to doing what he does best ... working on his ridiculously buff bod at a NYC gym yesterday.The diesel… READ MORE >

- 1806 days ago
Centers for Disease Control -- Don't Listen to Hugh Jackman ... GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Centers for Disease Control
Ignore Hugh Jackman ... GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Hugh Jackman's Golden Globes acceptance speech last night was stuffed up with TERRIBLE ADVICE -- when he jokes that flu shots aren't necessary -- and now, the Centers of Disease Control and… READ MORE >

- 1893 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Snow Ballin'

Hugh Jackman
Snow Ballin'

Hugh Jackman and daughter Ava played around in the snow today, tossing a few snowballs at a photog as they walked through the West VIllage. Let it snow. READ MORE >

- 2252 days ago
That's HUGE Jackman to You!

That's HUGE Jackman
To You!

Just when you thought he couldn't get anymore yoked, Hugh Jackman left a NYC gym on Wednesday and exposed his ridiculously ripped guns.The 42-year-old is so vein. READ MORE >

- 2472 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Daddy Dearest

Hugh Jackman
Daddy Dearest

Hugh Jackman taught his daughter Ava a very important lesson today in New York -- never turn your back to your father ... cause he may pelt you with a snowball. Lesson learned.  READ MORE >

- 2609 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Oprah Left Him in Stitches

Hugh Jackman
Oprah Left Him in Stitches

Hugh Jackman showed off the nasty stitches he received on his right eye after crashing into a lighting rig while performing a zip-line stunt on "Oprah" this morning in Australia.Despite his… READ MORE >

- 2655 days ago
Hugh Jackman to Oprah: Eye Eye, Mate!

Hugh Jackman to Oprah:
Eye Eye, Mate!

Hugh Jackman tried to impress the crowd while filming Oprah Winfrey's Australian show in Sydney today -- but instead injured himself when his stunt went awry. Zooming onto the stage on a zip-line,… READ MORE >

- 2655 days ago
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