Australian actor Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968. He began his career in theater and television before landing his breakout role as Logan / Wolverine in the X-Men film series (2000–2017). Until May 2022, his record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel character" stood. Along with nominations for an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award, he has won other honors, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, two Tony Awards, and more. In 2019, Jackman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.
The romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige (2006), the historical romance Australia (2008), the musical Les Misérables (2012), the thriller Prisoners (2013), the musical The Greatest Showman (2017), the political drama The Front Runner (2018), and the crime drama Bad Education (2019) are just a few of the films Jackman has starred in as the lead. Jackman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, won a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and earned a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for The Greatest Showman. Additionally, he contributed voices for the animated movies Flushed Away (2006), Happy Feet (2006), and Rise of the Guardians (2006).
Grace McNeil (formerly Greenwood) and Cambridge-educated accountant Christopher John Jackman welcomed Jackman into the world in Sydney, New South Wales.His English-speaking parents had immigrated to Australia in 1967 under the "Ten Pound Poms" program. Because his parents were born in the UK, Jackman also holds British citizenship in addition to his Australian citizenship. Nicholas Isidor Bellas, one of his paternal great-grandfathers, was a Greek immigrant to Greece from the Ottoman Empire. following being converted by evangelist Billy Graham following their marriage, his parents became devoted Christians. Jackman was the second of his parents' five children to be born in Australia, and he has four elder siblings.Due to his mother's subsequent marriage, he also has a younger half-sister.
Jackman revealed in November 2013 that he had his nose's basal-cell carcinoma removed. He underwent the removal of a second carcinoma from his nose in May 2014 and told the Associated Press that he anticipates further recurrences. As a result, Jackman wore a bandage over his nose and advised his Instagram fans to "wear sunscreen" while attending the different international premieres of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
On March 18, 2015, Jackman disclosed that he had to postpone live performances in Turkey due to a hemorrhage in his left vocal cord.
Paul Newton's portrayal of Jackman and Furness was a nominee for the 2022 Archibald Prize.