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Hugh Jackman - Overview

Date of Birth: Oct 12, 1968    
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality: Australia
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A stage and screen actor of remarkable versatility, Australia-born Hugh Jackman had the unusual honor of being named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," while also maintaining fandom among legions of comic book enthusiasts for portraying famed X-Men character Wolverine. After receiving his start in film and on television in his native Australia, Jackman was catapulted to stardom as the edgy, violence-prone Wolverine in the blockbuster hit "X-Men" (2000), a role he reprised over the course of his career in sequels like "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009) and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014) before closing the books on his performance in the R-rated finale "Logan" (2017). In between, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" (2001), played a computer-hacking criminal in the thriller "Swordfish" (2001) and cut down vampires as "Van Helsing" (2004). After starring in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" (2006) and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" (2006), Jackman joined fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann... Read More
2017
Retired the Logan/Wolverine role with one final X-Men spinoff, "Logan"
2016
Appeared in the biopic "Eddie the Eagle"
2016
Made an uncredited cameo as Logan in the tepidly received "X-Men: Apocalypse"
2014
Played Wolverine yet again for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
2013
Starred in another "X-Men" spin-off, "The Wolverine"
2012
Co-starred as Jean Valjean in feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper
2012
Received Special Tony Award


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