What Did Hugh Jackman do Before Acting?

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Hugh Michael Jackman who is popular as Hugh Jackman and also known as the Wolverine is an Australian actor and singer. Hugh has worked in many movies and television shows like The Man from Snowy River, The Rat Tamer, Correlli, Oklahoma!, X-Men, Swordfish, The Prestige, Van Helsing, Les Misérables, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Logan, Real Steel, and many more.

He has also sung many songs including A Million Dreams, At The End of The Day, Bring Him Home, A Heart Full of Love, To Where You Are, Once Before I Go, and many others.

He also has won and has been nominated for various awards including Grammy Award, Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Emmy Award, and many more.

We all know about how Hugh got into the film industry and came to Wolverine’s character to life but how many of us know what he did before he was in the film industry? If you don’t know the answer then you don’t have to worry as I am here to give you that information and we will also talk about the early life and other few stuff related to Hugh Jackman.

Short Biography of Hugh Jackman


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Hugh was born on October 12, 1968, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. both of his father Christopher John Jackman and his mother Grace McNeil were accountants who graduated from the University of Cambridge. His parents were English so Hugh has British and Australian citizenship.

He grew up with his parents and his four siblings and one half-sister from his mother’s side as his parents were divorced when Hugh was just 8 years old.

Hugh went to Pymble Public School and overdue he enrolled in all-boys Knox Grammar School and in 1986 he became the school captain. After his graduation, he took a year off and worked as a physical education teacher at Uppingham School.

Later, he joined the University of Technology, Sydney, from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He also took a drama class in his last year at the university. He then joined the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and graduated in 1994.

What Did Hugh Jackman do Before Acting?

As mentioned Hugh was a physical education teacher at Uppingham School in 1987 but he was really interested in becoming a journalist so he later continued his study at the University of Technology, Sydney, and got a bachelor’s degree in communications.

As per the reports, he did love acting but he never thought of becoming an actor but he wanted to be a journalist but when he was in his last year in university he took a drama course and there he felt more comfortable than he was with people in the university where he was for three years.

Sources say that he was also offered to play in Australian television soap operas but he rejected the offer so he could join and learn to act in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

There are not many things about his life before he began acting other than being a physical education teacher so we don’t know what other works he did before he got into the film industry.

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