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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 Gets a Ball-Handling Lesson from the Harlem Globetrotters

Hugh Jackman
Ballin' with the Globetrotters

Hugh Jackman might not be ready to join the Harlem Globetrotters just yet, but his ball-handling skills aren't half bad ... and he's definitely got the charisma. What else would you expect from… READ MORE >

Joseph Baena Celebrated Fourth of July with Girlfriend

Joseph Baena
Sparks Fireworks w/ Smokin' Hot GF!!

Joseph Baena celebrated the Fourth of July with a little red, white and blue ... and a tall drink of a blonde bombshell. Arnold Schwarzenegger's son hit the beach Wednesday in L.A. with some… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
Hugh Jackman to Ryan Reynolds: Wolverine-Deadpool Crossover is Kaput

Hugh Jackman to Ryan Reynolds
Wolverine in 'Deadpool 2?' That Ship's Sailed!!

Hugh Jackman said it with a sexy grin but it still hurt like hell -- Wolverine will NOT appear in "Deadpool 2." A thousand apologies, Ryan Reynolds. We got Logan himself in NYC on… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Stars on the Sidelines Features Famous Football Fanatics

Stars on the Sidelines
Famous Football Fanatics!!!

Deep breaths, people. One more week 'til we can enjoy the unofficial national holiday that is Super Bowl LII ... but until then, enjoy these pics of famous fanatics reppin' their favorite teams… READ MORE >

- 387 days ago
Hugh Jackman Introduces 'Greatest Showman' Singer at Party for Sports and Entertainment Stars

Hugh Jackman
Sports and Movie Stars Get Greatest Show, Man

Hugh Jackman, a bunch of movie stars, and past and present Olympians were treated to an early 'Golden Globes' preview ... a live performance of "This is Me." Jackman gave an impassioned speech… READ MORE >

- 408 days ago
Hugh Jackman Says Don't Put Money on Him Winning Golden Globe

Hugh Jackman
Don't Put Money On Me Winning Golden Globe

Hugh Jackman is up for a 'Golden Globes' Best Actor award, but he hasn't created a space for the statue on his mantle ... 'cause he thinks someone else is gonna win. We got the dapper actor in… READ MORE >

- 408 days ago
Zac Efron's Tumble Off Tricycle Had Hugh Jackman Cracking Up!!!

Hugh Jackman
You Trippin', Zac But ... Show Must Go On!!!

Hugh Jackman laughed his ass off -- and wanted everyone to join in -- when he witnessed Zac Efron falling off a tricycle and tasting asphalt. Hugh and Zac threw on their circus garb… READ MORE >

- 437 days ago
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Bod Ready for Beach Action (PHOTO)

Hugh Jackman
G'Day for a Swim Banana Hammock Optional

Hugh Jackman's mouth says he's hanging up his Wolverine claws, but his ripped beach body says otherwise. Hugh took a dip down in Australia, where someone tried to show him up by flashing even more… READ MORE >

- 791 days ago
Hugh Jackman Looks Just Like Henry Winkler (PHOTOS)

Hugh Jackman ...

Here's a 48-year-old Hugh Jackman flashing a thumbs-up in a biker-inspired black jacket and a pair of upsetting sideburns over the weekend (left) ... and Henry Winkler posing as his iconic… READ MORE >

- 798 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Call Me Super-Dad ... Saves Son From Scary Riptide (VIDEO)

Hugh Jackman
Call Me Super-Dad ... Saves Son From Scary Riptide

Hugh Jackman played lifeguard Saturday after his 15-year-old son got stuck in a riptide in Australia. Jackman was at Bondi Beach in Sydney when reports say the currents suddenly changed, causing… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
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