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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
Appeared as the Australian Prime Minister in Tourism Australia's "Crocodile Dundee"-themed promotional short film, "Dundeed - The Son of a Legend Returns Home"
Co-starred with Christina Aguilera in "Broadway 4D"
Was cast as American Senator Gary Hart in biodrama "The Front Runner"
Co-starred alongside Michelle Williams and Zac Efron as P.T. Barnum in the musical "The Greatest Showman"
Retired the Logan/Wolverine role with one final X-Men spinoff, "Logan"
Made an uncredited cameo as Logan in the tepidly received "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Appeared in the biopic "Eddie the Eagle"