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Profile of the Day: Hugh Jackman

Profile of the Day: Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Happy 50th birthday to Hugh Jackman!

The Australian star was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney to Grace Greenwood and Christopher John Jackman. The youngest of five children, Jackman was 8 years old when his parents divorced. His mother left the family and moved to England, leaving Jackman and his siblings to be raised by his father in Australia.

Jackman got his start in theater, starring in several musical productions on stage and parts on Australian television. He got his big break when he was cast in the blockbuster film X-Men as Wolverine. Since taking on the the role, Jackman has reprised the character multiple times throughout the X-Men series of films as well as headlined his own series of Wolverine films. He received great critical acclaim for his performance in the 2017 Wolverine film, Logan. During his promotion of the film, Jackman announced that it would be his last film as the iconic character. That same year, Jackman starred as showman P.T. Barnum in the hit musical film, The Greatest Showman. 

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