Australian actor Hugh Jackman made his onscreen debut in the Australian television drama, Correlli. Playing a cruel inmate, Jackman starred alongside Deborra-lee Furness, who he would end up marrying in 1996.
Jackman's career moved to London in 1998 when he starred in the revival of Oklahoma! Playing Curly (the lead character) allowed Hugh to show off his acting and singing skills, as well as that very impressive body. "Women, men, children and dogs completely went to pieces when Hugh took his shirt off," costar Maureen Lipman recalled to People magazine.
In 2000, Jackman and his wife took a break from their careers to adopt a young boy named Oscar Maximillian. Five years later they would adopt another child, this time a daughter named Ava Eliot.
When not being a hands-on father, Jackman has made time to star in both big-screen movies and Broadway hits.
Whether he played the gruff, buff Wolverine in X-Men or openly gay singer Peter Allen in Broadway's The Boy From Oz, Hugh had no trouble showing off his acting skills in a wide variety of genres.
In 2009, People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive was given a very rare opportunity to host the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Whether he was dancing with Anne Hathaway or singing with Beyoncé, the famous Aussie had crowds cheering throughout the telecast.
Jackman came close to winning his very own Oscar when he was nominated in 2013 for his role in Les Misérables. Even though he lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, he was able to score a Best Actor trophy at the Golden Globes.