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Deborra-Lee Furness: From Perth to Hollywood, A Journey of Love and Success

Know about Deborra-Lee Furness, the Australian actress and film producer who has been happily married to Hugh Jackman for 23 years. Read more here.

Deborra-Lee Furness: The Woman Who Stole Hugh Jackman’s Heart

To most people, 23 years is a long time. But to Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, it’s just a drop in the bucket. The couple has been happily married for over two decades. Like Hugh, Deborra-Lee is an Australian actress and film producer. She was born in Perth and raised in Melbourne. In the late 1970s, she set sail to New York City to pursue her dream of working on the big screen. She even applied to the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

After graduating from the academy, Deborra-Lee took on small roles and did some stage acting, just like her husband. But it wasn’t until 1988 that she got her big break. She not only landed a role but also starred in the film Shame. Her superb acting earned her the Best Actor awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Golden Space Needle. From there, she was cast in many other shows and films, including Flying Doctors, Halifax, and the mini-tv series Stark, alongside Ben Elton and Jacqueline McKenzie. In 1995, she landed her most important role yet, starring in the television series Correlli. It was on the set of this show that she met her future husband, Hugh Jackman.

Two years later, in 1996, the couple tied the knot and have been inseparable ever since. Despite all of Deborra-Lee’s success, her most important role is that of Hugh Jackman’s wife. And who can blame her? Have you seen the guy? He’s a total catch.


How did Hugh Jackman meet his wife?

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness met in the set of Australian television series Correlli in 1995. This was basically 5 years before Hugh would play the role of Wolverine in the X-men franchise. However, during this time, Deborra-Lee was already a star, and Hugh was star-struck when he met her. He recalled the day he met her. He said, “Deb, she was a big star. I get picked up and Deb is in the front seat of the car. I’ll never forget. She took off her seatbelt and she turned around and put out her hand and took off her sunglasses and said, ‘Hi, I’m Deborra-Lee Furness, nice to meet you.’ I remember thinking, ‘I like this girl.” So it was that Hugh Jackman was the first to have a crush on Deborra-Lee.

Romantic interview with Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

How old are Hugh Jackman and his wife? 

We’ve always had the burly and youthful image of Wolverine in our minds. However, Hugh Jackman is quite a seasoned actor now. Hugh was born on October 12, 1968. This means that he is now 55 years old.  Deborra-Lee was born on November 30, 1955, she is now 68 years old.

Is Deborra-Lee Furness still married to Hugh Jackman?

Deborra-Lee has been happily married to actor Hugh Jackman for more than two decades now. They got married on April 11, 1996. The ceremony took place in St. John’s in a suburb in Melbourne.

28 years ago Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman got married


How much is Deborra-Lee Furness’s net worth?

Throughout the decades that she assumed roles not just as an actress but also as a producer and director, Deborra-Lee has accumulated a net worth of $10 million.

How many kids does Deborra-Lee Furness have?

Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman tried to have biological children of their own. However, after suffering two miscarriages, the couple decided to adopt. They adopted two children. The first is Ava Eliot. She was born on July 10, 2005. The second was Oscar Maximillian who was born on May 15, 2000. With her experience in adoption, she has helped many willing parents like herself to know more about adoption. She is one of the founders and patrons of National Adoption Awareness Week. She has traveled all over Australia to talk about adoption and what it means to help and take in displaced children.


Where is Deborra-Lee Furness from?

Born in Perth in Australia, Deborra-Lee is an Australian.

What is the height and weight of Deborra-Lee Furness?

Deborra-Lee stands 5 feet 8 inches. She weighs around 185 pounds.

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