Ava Elliot Jackman was born on 10 July 2005 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in West Village, New York USA. She’s a celebrity child, with her popularity stemming from being the daughter of one of the greatest actors, Hugh Jackman, and his wife Deborah Lee Furness. She and her brother Oscar have both been adopted – Jackman and his wife opted for adoption following two miscarriages Deborah suffered. Ava’s parents first adopted her brother Oscar who was born in 2000; she has remained out of the spotlight for the better part of her life, not wanting to expose herself to the public, and is living the simple life of a teenager in New York.
However, back in 2015 when she was 10 years old, she was the main topic in the news as Hugh saved her from the rising sea waves as the family was vacationing at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in Australia.
Ethnicity, Appearance and Vital Statistics
Ava is of German and Mexican ancestry, but she hasn’t reached out to her biological parents, unlike her brother Oscar, who has met his birth parents. Ava Eliot Jackman has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while she weighs approximately 165lbs (66kgs). Her vital statistics are currently unknown, though she has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Ava is pretty close to her father – the two spend a lot of time together, and have been seen together in public having fun, going for walks and lunch dates, but she’s also close with her mother. In her free time, she loves listening to music and playing with her pet dogs.
Ava Eliot Jackman’s Mother – Deborra-Lee Furness Short Bio
Deborra-Lee Furness was born on 30 November 1955, in Annandale, New South Wales, Australia. She’s an actress and producer, who rose to fame with the lead role in the film “Shame” (1988).
She’s had numerous prominent roles throughout her career, such as Diane in the film “Waiting” in 1991, then as Jude in the award-winning mystery crime-drama film “Jindabyne” (2006), co-starring Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, and John Howard. In 2010, Deborra was the voice of Barran in the film “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”, while her latest on-screen appearance was in 2016 in the TV mini-series “Hyde & Seek”. Moreover, she is working on the TV series “Antibody Heat”, which is currently filming and yet to receive its premiere date.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Ava’s mother directed three episodes of the TV series “Neighbours” in 2020.
Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman have been married since 1996. After adopting Oscar and Ava, Deborra has become a strong supporter of the adoption process, and now serves as a patron of National Adoption Awareness Week.
According to sources, Deborra-Lee Furness’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million as of late 2021.
Ava Eliot Jackman’s Father, Hugh Jackman Short Bio
Hugh Michael Jackman was born on 12 October 1968, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; he’s the son of English parents Christopher John Jackman and Grace McNeil, who came to Australia a year before his birth as a part of the immigration of British citizens to the country following the Second World War. He is the youngest of five siblings and has a younger half-sister from his mother’s second marriage, as his parents divorced when he was eight years old. He remained in Australia with his father and brother, while his mother returned to the UK with his sisters.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, but from high school years began appearing in school plays, and took a drama course in his final year of university, before studying acting full-time at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University in Perth. His first major role was as Kevin Jones in the TV mini-series “Correlli” in 1995, co-starring his future wife and Sue Jones. Since then, Hugh has appeared in over 60 film and TV titles, and has portrayed a number of eponymous characters throughout his career.
In 2000, he rose to stardom as the Marvel superhero Wolverine in the film “X-Men”, and continued portrayed Wolverine until 2017, in several installments such as “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), then “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), “The Wolverine” (2013), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in 2014, and “Logan” (2017).
His other prominent roles include the vampire slayer Van Helsing in the film of the same name in 2004, then as Robert Angier in the film “The Prestige” (2006), Jean Valjean in the film “Les Miserables” in 2012, while in 2017 he was P.T Barnum in the film “The Greatest Showman”.
Two years later, Hugh Jackman starred in the film “Bad Education”, and is now working on several films, including “The Son”, “Enzo Ferrari”, and “Apostle Paul”; all are currently in pre-production, and yet to receive their release date.
In addition to acting, Hugh is interested in music and has been around the world on the tour he called “The Man. The Music. The Show”, on which he performed songs from the album “The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, but also some of the most popular Broadway/Hollywood scores. He held over 80 shows across North America, Oceania, and Europe.
Hugh Jackman’s net worth has been estimated to be around $150 million as of late 2021.