An Australian actor, producer, and general all-round heartthrob, Hugh Jackman
first gained worldwide attention as Curley in the West End's revival of Oklahoma!
, but he did not become a household name until he was cast as Wolverine
in the X-Men
film franchise. He subsequently won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of The Boy From Oz
as Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen. He has also starred in romances and romantic comedies, including Kate and Leopold
(opposite Meg Ryan) and Australia
(opposite fellow Aussie and close friend Nicole Kidman
). He currently plans to star in a future remake of Carousel
, a role he had formerly played on Broadway, and got himself an Academy Award
nomination for playing Jean Valjean in the film version of the musical Les MisÚrables (2012)
He is married to Deborra-Lee Furness, who was his co-star
on the short-lived
Australian drama series Correlli
- his first screen appearance. They have two children, both adopted.
Incidentally, he won People
Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award in 2008.
Apparently has a Sitcom Arch-Nemesis
in Neil Patrick Harris
as seen in this song and dance routine
and backed up here
It should also be noted that he has a reputation for being one of THE nicest celebrities in all of Hollywood.
Ask anyone... except Dr. Cox