Date of Birth: October 12th 1968
Hugh Jackman starred in the 1995 Australian television drama Corelli and made his feature film debut in 1998. Early in his film career he got critical raves for his turn in Erskineville Kings (1999). Then he was cast as Logan/Wolverine in the big-budget movie X-Men (2000, also starring Ian McKellen). A stand-out in an ensemble cast, he got the hot-new-star treatment from the celebrity press and earned an international fan following. Established as a star on the silver screen, in 2003 he began playing singer/songwriter Peter Allen in the Broadway production of the play The Boy From Oz and won the 2004 Tony Award as best actor in a musical. He has since appeared in Kate and Leopold (2001, with Meg Ryan), the X-Men sequels (2003 and 2006) and Van Helsing (2004, with Kate Beckinsale). In 2006 he appeared in Scoop (with Scarlett Johansson), The Prestige (with Christian Bale) and The Fountain (with Rachel Weisz, and did voice work for the animated comedy Flushed Away.
Hugh Jackman hosted the Tony Awards in 2003 and 2004.