Jackman at the 85th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
|Born||October 12, 1968|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold (2001), Van Helsing (2004), The Prestige (2006), Australia (2008), and Les Misérables (2012). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in "The Boy from Oz". A four-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.