Hugh Jackman Biography\u2013 Wife, Kids & Health Struggles. The Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer Hugh Jackman has definitely been turning heads since his breakout role as the Wolverine in the 2000 hit film\u00a0X-Men. Thankfully, his talent and the\u00a0diversity of his roles has earned him a top spot on Hollywood\u2019s A-List. Here\u2019s a little more information about the Aussie actor you might want to know. Who is Hugh Jackman and How Old is He? Hugh Michael Jackman was born in Sydney on the 12th of October 1968. His parents, Christopher John and Grace McNeil Jackman, were actually English but had relocated to Australia in 1967. His parents were devout Christians and they raised him in a surrounding of faith. The actor has four older siblings and a younger half-sister from his mom\u2019s remarriage (after his parent\u2019s divorce when he was eight). The actor and his brothers remained in Australia with their father while his sisters moved back to England with their mother. He attended Pymble Public School for primary education and later attended Sydney\u2019s all boys school \u2013 Knox Grammar School for secondary education, where he became the school captain in 1986. After a year gap, he studied communications at the University of Technology, Syndey where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1991. After deciding to turn his hobby (acting) into a career, he attended the\u00a0Edith Cowan University\u2019s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth where he graduated from in 1994. Film Career With his impressive repertoire, some of Hugh\u2019s most memorable roles include James Howlett\/Logan\/Wolverine in the\u00a0X-Men\u00a0film series based on the wildly successful comic book series; the titular character in\u00a0Van Helsing\u00a0which also starred Kate Beckinsale; and Jean Valjean in\u00a0Les Miserables\u00a0(which garnered him his first Golden Globe Awards and his first Oscar nomination). Not Just X-Men He also played Leopold in\u00a0Kate & Leopold\u00a0opposite Hollywood sweetheart Meg Ryan in this time travelling piece, Eric Ringer in the Australian piece made for television film\u00a0Profile Of A Serial Killer,\u00a0Memphis in the animated hit movie\u00a0Happy Feet,\u00a0Rober Angier in\u00a0The Prestige\u00a0which was directed by non-other than Christopher Nolan \u2013 or\u00a0the Dark Knight Trilogy\u00a0starring Christian Bale. A Man of Science Fiction And Fantasy Hugh Jackman also went on to star as the comical Easter bunny in\u00a0Rise Of The Guardians,\u00a0Vincent Moore in\u00a0Chappie\u00a0which was directed by South Africa\u2019s own Neill Blomkamp, Blackbeard in\u00a0Pan\u00a0\u2013 the 2015 American fantasy movie which also starred Garret Hedlund and Kate Mara. He also played Charlie Kenton in the 2011 American Science Fiction hit film\u00a0Real Steel and P.T Barnum in\u00a0The Greatest Showman\u00a0which stars Hollywood heartthrob, Zac Efron and former child star, Zendaya. Theatre Prior to be being a movie Superstar, Jackman was also a darling of stage and theatre with a career that spans several decades. He notably played Gaston in\u00a0Beauty and the Beast\u00a0in 1995 in Australia. He also played Joe Gillis in\u00a0Sunset Boulevard\u00a0in 1996 and Curly McLain in\u00a0Oklahoma!\u00a0in 1998 and Billy Bigelow in\u00a0Carousel\u00a0in 2002\u2019s Off-Broadway play. On Broadway, however, he played Peter Allen in 2003\u2019s\u00a0The Boy From Oz\u00a0and Denny in 2009\u2019s\u00a0A Steady Rain. Net Worth The Australian actor has earned acclaim for his outstanding acting jobs winning such awards as the\u00a0Tony Award,\u00a0Emmy Award, the Academy Awards and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Above all, Jack has earned more digits in his account. He is worth\u00a0$150 million. This makes him one of the richest and highest paid actors in America. In addition to this, he ranks the top list of the most\u00a0popular actors, musicians and producers in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Aside from acting and movie production,\u00a0Hugh Jackman is a global advisor of famous Global Poverty Project. He hosted the Global Poverty Project in New York and is an ambassador of World Vision and strongly supports many charitable foundations like The Art Of Elysium, MPTV Fund Foundation and many more.\u00a0He owns a three-level, 11,000-square-foot condo in Manhattan\u2019s West Village which he purchased in 2008 for $21 million purchase. His wife also bought a\u00a0$5.9 million luxury penthouse in Sydney in 2016.\u00a0Jackman drives Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Jetta that has a black colour. His Struggle With Cancer Hugh Jackman has had an ongoing struggle with cancer which has led to six surgeries since 2013. His struggle with Basal Cell Carcinoma has been well documented by the media. Basal Cell Carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that appears as a sore or growth on the skin that just won\u2019t heal. It is often characterized by a change in colour around the affected spot. While it is rarely fatal, it is also one of the most common forms of skin cancer. He was first treated when his wife urged him to get a mole on his nose checked out in November of 2013 which led to his first surgery. He later had his second surgery in 2014. While the actor has treated cancer multiple times, he is also in danger of the disease recurring which he promises to manage with frequent check-ups. The good news is that he has not allowed the diagnosis and repeated hospital visits slow down his career. His career which already happens to be the envy of many continues to grow. Hugh Jackman\u2019s Wife & Kids Hugh Jackman is married to\u00a0actress, Deborra Lee-Furness. The pair, who met while on set\u00a0for\u00a0Correlli,\u00a0an Australian television show, got married on the 11th of April 1996 in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. During their marriage, Deborra had two miscarriages leading the couple to adopt two mixed-race children: a boy \u2013 Oscar Maximillian and a girl \u2013 Ava Eliot. There are, however, rumours about his sexuality with some describing him as being either gay, straight or bisexual. A\u00a0New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley had once suggested that\u00a0Jackman behaves like \u201ca flaming queen\u201d and that his marriage to\u00a0Deborra Lee-Furness was just a show. But Jack has always maintained that there\u2019s no truth to the gossip. He says he is neither gay nor bisexual which means that he is straight. The actor describes himself as a religious man and identifies as a Christian. He meditates daily to keep up with his faith as well following the spiritual teachings of the School of Practical Philosophy. Height And Body Statistics Jackman is\u00a06 feet 3 inches tall with a chiselled body that weighs\u00a085 kg or 187 pounds. In 2008, he was named \u201cSexiest Man Alive\u201d by\u00a0People\u00a0magazine, an honour that was previously given to fellow A-list actors like\u00a0George Clooney,\u00a0Brad Pitt\u00a0and\u00a0Matt Damon.\u00a0He has a pair of light-brown coloured eyes which sometimes appear to be hazel. Jack\u2019s daily workout includes mass building and strength training, which helps him maintain a 43-16-32 fit body.