In this article, learn in detail about Oscar's personal and professional life.
Oscar Maximilian Jackman Early Life
Oscar Maximilian Jackman was born on May 15, 2000. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness adopted him after facing two miscarriages. Even though they couldn't have biological children, they were determined to have a family and fulfilled their dream by adopting Oscar.
Oscar is biracial, which means he has a mix of African-American, Caucasian, Hawaiian, and Cherokee heritage. Hugh and Deborra went through tough times with miscarriages, which made them realize they couldn't have their own children. So, they chose to adopt Oscar, who has a diverse background. Oscar grew up with his younger sister,Ava Eliot Jackman.
Jackman's biological mother was Amber Lanham from Vinton, Iowa. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2005, and details about his biological father are not known. Amber shared that she only saw her son in magazines with Hugh before her tragic death.
Oscar has two biological sisters named Nyomi and Olivia Lanham, who were raised by their aunt Rochelle. Their maternal grandfather, Thomas Lanham, never got to meet Oscar as a baby, and he expressed his wish to see him in an interview with the National Enquirer in 2016. Sadly, he passed away in late 2018 without meeting his grandson.
Jackman posted on Instagram, expressing his pain over losing a grandfather he never had the chance to meet. Despite the distance, Oscar stays in touch with his sisters, Olivia and Nyomi, and occasionally visits them in Iowa.
How Rich is Oscar Maximilian Jackman?
As of 2023, Oscar Maximilian Jackman's net worth has not been publicly disclosed. He has not pursued any significant professional career.
On the other hand, Hugh Jackman, Oscar's father, has a net worth of $180 million, mainly earned from his successful acting career. Hugh has acted in several movies that made a lot of money at the box office. Similarly, Oscar's mother, Deborra-Lee Furness, has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Oscar Maximilian Jackman Career Highlights
Oscar Maximilian Jackman, 23, is getting attention because of his famous parents. He hasn't pursued any specific profession so far. But his father, Hugh, is widely recognized for playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies.
Jackman started his career in theater, acting as King Arthur in Camelot when he was just five years old. He studied communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, and later took acting classes at the Actors Centre Australia. He then got a role in the TV drama Correlli.
Hugh's performance in Sunset Boulevard's musical adaptation led him to London's Royal National Theatre, where he played Curly in Oklahoma!, which became a huge success. In Hollywood, he made his debut as Wolverine in X-Men (2000), becoming a popular action star. Jackman also showed his versatility in romantic comedies like Someone Like You (2001) and Kate & Leopold (2001) and returned as Wolverine in X2 (2003).
On Broadway, Jackman impressed audiences as Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz, winning a Tony Award in 2004. He appeared in various other Broadway shows. In movies, he acted in The Fountain (2006), The Prestige (2006), and more X-Men films.
Hugh's role as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2012) earned him a Golden Globe Award. Later, he starred in Logan (2017) and played P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Hugh also appeared in The Front Runner (2018).
Who is Oscar Maximilian Jackman's Girlfriend?
Oscar Maximilian Jackman has a girlfriend named Grace Hingston-Hurtado. They got romantically involved in 2020 when they met in New York through a mutual friend.
Grace is the adopted daughter of Brad Hurtado, an American producer, and his husband, Sean Hingston, who is Australian and an actor.
Oscar Maximilian Jackman's Parent's Relationship
Oscar Maximilian Jackman's parents, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness first met while working together on an Australian show called Correlli. It was Jackman's first job after drama school, and Furness was a well-known star at the time, being 13 years older than him.
Although Jackman liked her from the start, it took him a few weeks to gather the courage to express his feelings. Eventually, at a dinner party, he confessed his love, and to his joy, Furness felt the same way.
Just four months later, Hugh felt so sure about their relationship that he proposed to Furness. Less than a year after they met, on April 11, 1996, they got married at a church near Melbourne, Australia. They have celebrated their wedding anniversary over the years, sharing photos from their special day on social media.
Recently, in 2023, Jackman and Furness attended the Met Gala in New York City, and they were seen happily posing together, with their arms around each other.