Hugh Jackman was born in Australia. He began his acting career on stage and appeared in several Melbourne musicals. Later, he won a Tony Award for his role as Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz”. In addition to that, he has won international acclaim for his roles as superheroes, most notably as Wolverine in the “X-Men” movie series. Jackman was named by People magazine the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2008.
He is married since 1996. Jackman and his wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, live in Melbourne, Australia, with their two adopted children.