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Hugh Jackman Timeline
Oct. 12, 1968
Born as Hugh Michael Jackman in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Performs in musical plays on stage.
His parents break up, leaving his dad to raise him and his four siblings.
Graduates from the University of Technology at Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications. He also plays the piano and violin.
Graduates from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Meets his future wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, while co-starring in the Australian TV series Correlli
An accomplished singer, he sings the National Anthem during the Bledisloe Cup, hosted at Melbourne Cricket ground.
April 6, 1998
Marries Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness.
Nov. 8, 1998
Appears in Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh
March 25, 1999
Appears in Paperback Hero
Sept. 26, 1999
Appears in Oklahoma!
May 15, 2000
Adopts son Oscar Maximillian Jackman.
July 13, 2000
Plays Wolverine in X-Men
with Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart.
March 30, 2001
Stars in Someone Like You ...
June 4, 2001
Stars in Swordfish
with Halle Berry and John Travolta. He took stunt driving lessons for the part.
Dec. 25, 2001
Stars in Kate & Leopold
with Meg Ryan.
Is a presenter at the Academy Awards. He says of the experience: "I slept for about an hour and I'd have liked a little bit of sushi to come down. There'll be a lot of drunken parties back home and people betting and that's usually what I'm at, so getting up there in a suit and talking for a little bit is kind of bizarre."
April 24, 2003
Plays Wolverine in X2
with Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart
. In an interview he says of playing an action hero: "I
find it kind of scary because I know what I was like when I was a kid, I used to feed my action figures to the squids that were off of the bay I lived near. I tore off their arms and replaced them with other limbs, stuck them with pins, freezed them and did other awful things to them. Nothing struck me as more weird than to walk into my trailer and see a full-blown punching back of myself. That's probably going to be a prize possession for a few people that I know. There's some unnerving moments."
May 3, 2004
Stars in Van Helsing
with Kate Beckinsale
. During filming, he accidentally breaks an extra's hand.
July 10, 2005
Adopts Ava Eliot Jackman. In an interview he says: "I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder."
Turns down the part of James Bond.