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Who is Ava Eliot Jackman?
Ava Eliot Jackman is a 13-year-old girl, who is probably only famous for being one of two adopted children of the popular Australian actor Hugh Jackman – renowned for portraying one of the most iconic characters of the Marvel’s Comics universe – the Wolverine. Apart from being widely recognized for his appearances in the “X-Men” movie franchise, Jackson is also famous for starring in movies such as the “Kate & Leopold” (2001), “Van Helsing” (2004), “Les Misérables” (2012) and more recently the “The Greatest Showman” (2017) among a vast number of other motion pictures.
Ava Eliot Jackman’s Bio
Ava Eliot was born on the 10th July 2005 in the USA, and is the second adopted child of Hugh Jackson and his wife Deborra-lee Furness. As she hasn’t reached adult age yet and hasn’t embarked on any professional career to the present day, there is still not much relevant data available about Ava Eliot Jackman and her personal life.
Ava Eliot’s Father Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackman was born on the 12th October 1968 in Sydney, Australia, the youngest of five children of accountant Christopher John Jackman and his wife Grace McNeil. Apart from being Australian, Hugh is also of English ancestry through his parents. He attended Pymble Public School and Knox Grammar School prior to enrolling at the University of Technology, Sydney, from which he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1991, and prior to launching his acting career in 1995, Jackman worked as a physical education teacher. During the first several years of his career, he honed his skills through a variety of on-camera as well as theatrical appearances, before making a real breakthrough in 2000 when he was cast for one of his most iconic and memorable roles to the present day – that of Wolverine in the fantasy action adventure movie “X-Men”. Ever since, in his professional career that is currently spanning over 24 years, Hugh Jackman has appeared in a vast number of leading roles, and has also earned numerous awards and honors such as Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe as well as a prestigious Oscar Award for portraying the character of Jean Valjean in the 2012 historical drama movie based on the eponymous Victor Hugo’s novel, “Les Misérables”.
Apart from being a great actor, Hugh Jackman is also a great human being and a genuine philanthropist – he regularly participates in various charitable causes and is involved within the Global Poverty Project, World Vision, and is a supporter of the MPTV Fund Foundation and The Art of Elysium. Alongside his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, he is a patron of the Australia’s Bone Marrow Institute.
Ava Eliot’s Mother Deborra-lee Furness
Deborra-lee Furness was born on the 30th November 1955, in Perth, Australia, and is an actress as well as a producer who, apart from being known as the spouse of the abovementioned Oscar-winning actor Hugh Jackman, is also widely recognized for starring in movies such as the “Shame” (1988), “Waiting” (1991) and the “Jindabyne” (2006) as well as for her voice-acting engagement in the 2010 animated movie “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”. Prior to diving into the world of acting, Furness attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, USA, from which she graduated in the early 1980s.
As a woman who suffered two miscarriages and has been through the adoption procedure twice, Deborra-lee Furness is someone who understands all the struggles of not being able to have biological children. As somebody who is dedicated to help orphans all over the globe, she is not only a patron but also one of the initiators of the National Adoption Awareness Week. In addition to this, she is also the advocate of the International Adoption Families for Queensland organization, as well as a patron of the Lighthouse Foundation for displaced children.
Jackman and Furness first met in 1995 on the set of the “Correlli” TV series, in which they both appeared. Despite the age difference of 13 years, they subsequently began their relationship, and after less than a year of dating tied the knot in a ceremony in Toorak, Victoria, Australia, on the 11th April 1996.
After Hugh’s wife suffered two miscarriages, the couple decided to began the adoption process, and in May 2000 they adopted a four-year old boy named Oscar Maximillian, and five years later extended the family with a girl named Ava. Nowadays, over a decade later, it appears that they are one happy family.
As parents, Hugh and Deborra-lee are raising their children to be down-to-earth as much as possible, teaching them to be grateful and respectful people. As Furness stated in one of her interviews, she takes special care in maintaining her children’s healthy lifestyle in the manner of healthy eating, as well as in providing them a quality education.