1. Biography

Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. åÊHis parents were English immigrants to Australia. åÊHe is the baby of the family with four older siblings. åÊIn high school he was captain of his class. åÊHe attended the University of Technology Sydney. åÊFollowing his graduation from university he went on a year-long program with “They Journey” at the Actors Centre in Sydney. åÊAfter completing “The Journey” Jackman enrolled at the Australian Academy of Performing Arts. åÊImmediately after he graduated from the WAAPA he got the lead role for the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli. åÊJackman has adopted two children – Ava Eliot Jackman and Oscar Maxmillian jackman. åÊHe is extremely near-sighted meaning he can not read things far away well prompting him to memorize lines rather than read cue cards. åÊJackman is good friends with Liev Schreiber. åÊInterestingly enough Jackman is an accomplished singer and has a lifelong goal to play Pharaoh in a Broadway or West End London production “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

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