This gifted actor, singer, and producer- a ladies’ favorite, earned international fame thanks to his dashing looks, great dancing, and acting skills.
Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968, in Sydney, Australia. His mother left him with his two brothers and his father when he as around 8 years old; she went back to the UK with his two sisters.
After graduating from Knox Grammar School, he attended classes at the University of Technology in Sydney. During his final year, he took drama classes for extra credit. That is most likely where he discovered his talent for acting. After that, he spent one year at the Actors Center in Sydney.
Just so he could attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he turned down a role in a soap opera called Neighbours.
His first role was in Curly in Oklahoma! in London, several years after he graduated from the Academy- in 1998.
We all first heard of Jackman when he landed the role of Wolverine in the first X- Men movie. He’s been returning to this role over and over again- this role is what he has to thank for the immense fortune he has earned.
Wolverine set aside, he portrayed roles in movies such as Swordfish (2001), Kate and Leopold (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and The Prestige (2006).
Apparently, he even had the chance to be recognized as James Bond, but the actor turned the offer down, choosing to return to the Marvel cinematic universe instead.
More recent portrays are as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (2012), Keller Dover in the Prisoners (2013), and Edward Teach in Pan (2015). Also, he took part in The Greatest Showman (2017) alongside Zac Efron and Zendaya.
He also voiced the characters of Happy Feet, Flushed Away, and Missing Link.
He formed Seed Productions, a company whose co-owner is John Palermo, in 2005. It’s known that he also invested in several more businesses, such as RM Williams and Balance.
Jackman is the owner of two cafes in NYC, but their income goes to a foundation that helps communities in need worldwide.
Hugh Jackman married Deborra- Lee Furness, an Australian actress, and producer. The two met on the set of Corelli in 1995. A year later, they were already wed.
The two adopted two children, Oscar and Ava since Deborra had two miscarriages.
Hugh Jackman Net Worth 2019
Best known for playing the Marvel superhero, an important member of the X- Men, Hugh Jackman is internationally recognized by people of all generations. How much does the Sexiest Man Alive (courtesy of the People magazine) earn? His Net Worth for 2019 is estimated to be $150 million.