Hugh Michael Jackman is a famous Australian actor. He started out in theater and TV, but his big break came when he was cast as James “Logan” Howlett/Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series. This role earned him the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel character” until it was broken in 2021. Jackman has won several awards, including two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Jackman was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for his work in the performing arts and around the world.
In his Personal life, he is happily married to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Here’s everything you need to know about Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness and their long-lasting marriage.
Meet Hugh Jackman’s Wife, Deborra-Lee Furness
Deborra-Lee Furness was born and raised in Australia. She went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City to study acting. After she graduated in early 1980, she debuted as an actress. Later, she was in the popular US soap opera Falcon Crest before going back to Australia. In 1988, Furness won Best Actress awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and the Golden Space Needle for her role in the movie Shame.
Furness is known for her work helping orphans around the world and making international adoptions easier. This is especially true in her home country of Australia, where she is a patron of National Adoption Awareness Week and one of the people who came up with the idea. She is also an ambassador for World Vision and works with refugees all over the world as a member of the Advisory Committee for Film Aid International.
Inside Jackman And Furness’ Relationship
In 1988, Furness got her big break in the movie Shame. By the time she met Hugh Jackman, who would become her husband. After one year, they got married, on April 11, 1995. They didn’t have a traditional wedding ceremony. The groom wore his glasses, and the bride wore white pants instead of a dress.
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman are 13 years apart in age, with Furness being 13 years older than Jackman. The couple’s age difference doesn’t seem to bother them, since they just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this year.
Since Deborra-Lee Furness was 40 when she and her husband got married, they started trying to have a child right away. Sadly, they had problems getting pregnant that couldn’t be fixed, even with medical help. Together, they have adopted two children. In May of 2000, Oscar Maximilian was adopted, and in July 2005, Ava Eliot was adopted.
Jackman and Furness think it is important to teach their children gratitude, the actor told PEOPLE. “My children have so many advantages. And I want them to know that they have a responsibility to use these advantages to help others… My kids are constantly reminded of how lucky we are to have each other. We’re ridiculously lucky. We live in a beautiful home in a place that other people only dream of.”