Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress, director and producer married to the actor Hugh Jackman.
After a childhood in Melbourne, she flew to the United States in the late 70s, where she studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After graduating, she began her career on the stage and played a series of small roles in various series such as Falcon Crest. It is with the Australian film Shame that she knows the consecration in 1988 by winning the award for best actress at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.
If Shame brings her a beautiful professional victory, her participation in the series Correlli in 1995 allows her to make the most beautiful meetings. On the set, she crossed paths with her future husband, actor Hugh Jackman. After a year of relationship, the couple got married on April 11, 1996. The couple adopted a baby boy, Oscar Maximillian (born in 2003) and a daughter, Ava Eliot (born in 2005).
In addition to her career and her role as a mother, she is involved in associations in favor of adoption and co-founded the “National Adoption Week” in Australia. A woman with a big heart, she also runs the Lighthouse Foundation, which helps child refugees. Her commitment earned her the Australian of the Year award in 2014.
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