Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He's best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men movie series. He also played geeky roles in Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Real Steel. His role in Les Misérables got an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. He's also a singer and dancer who won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.