Who is Deborra-Lee Furness? (Hugh Jackman Wife) Age, Wiki, Bio, Family, Career, Net Worth & More

Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress and producer who is married to the Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. She was born on November 30, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia1. She studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and appeared in several films and TV shows, such as Shame, Correlli, Fire, and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

She is also known for her humanitarian work, especially for her advocacy for adoption and orphaned children. She has two adopted children with Jackman, Oscar and Ava. She has been married to Jackman since April 11, 1996, but they announced their separation in August 2023 after 27 years of marriage. She has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Deborra-Lee Furness Biography Profile:-

NameDeborra-Lee Furness
Nick NameDeb
Date of BirthNovember 30, 1955
Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age (as of 2023)67 years old
Zodiac signSagittarius
ProfessionActress and producer
Home Town/StateMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
SchoolNot known
CollegeAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City
Educational QualificationGraduated in either 1981 or 1982
ReligionNot known
HobbiesTravelling, reading, and helping orphans
Marital StatusMarried to Hugh Jackman since April 11, 1996 (separated in 2023)
Net WorthEstimated to be $50 million as of 2021

Deborra-Lee Furness Early Life and Education

Deborra-Lee Furness was born in Annandale, a suburb of Sydney, and raised in Melbourne. At the age of 18, she attended secretarial school to learn shorthand and typing after her mother advised her to have a back-up career if her acting ambitions didn’t eventuate to anything. She then got a job as the assistant to John Sorell, the news director at Channel 9.

She worked in the newsroom for a year before becoming an on-air reporter for No Man’s Land, a daytime current affairs program produced exclusively by women. After working at Channel 9, she travelled through Europe for one year. She then studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she graduated in either 1981 or 1982.

Deborra-Lee Furness Family Details

Father NameNot known
Mother NameFay Duncan (died in 2016)
Wife/HusbandHugh Jackman (actor)
ChildrenOscar Maximillian Jackman (adopted son, born on May 15, 2000) and Ava Eliot Jackman (adopted daughter, born on July 10, 2005)

Deborra-Lee Furness Career Highlight:

Deborra-Lee Furness rose to fame in 1988 when she starred in the movie Shame, for which she won Best Actor awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and the Golden Space Needle Award from the Seattle International Film Festival. She also played Kathleen, the Australian wife of Cole Gioberti on the television series Falcon Crest before returning to Australia to continue her acting career.

Some of her other notable roles include Correlli (where she met her future husband Hugh Jackman), Fire, Angel Baby, Jindabyne, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and Blessed. She is also a producer and has worked on projects such as Stories of Lost Souls, An Aussie Goes Barmy, and Standing Room Only.

Deborra-Lee Furness Physical Stats and More:

Height (Aprox.)in centimeters- 173 cm
Weight (Aprox.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
Body TypeSlim
Figure SizeNot known
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Hair LengthShort
Shoe SizeNot known

Deborra-Lee Furness Favorite Things

Favorite ThingsDetails
Favorite ActorHugh Jackman (her husband)
Favorite MoviesNot known
Favorite FoodDessert (especially chocolate pudding with vanilla ice-cream or trifle and pavlova)


  • Does she smoke? No
  • Does she consume alcohol? Not known
  • Does she drive? Yes
  • Does she know cooking? Yes
  • Does she swim? Yes
  • Is she a practitioner? Not known
  • Does she go to the gym? Yes
  • Is she a jogger? Yes
  • Does she travel? Yes
  • Does she have pets? Yes (two dogs named Dali and Allegra)
  • Does she play any instruments? Not known
  • Does she have any tattoos? No

Social Media Handles

I could not find any verified social media accounts for Deborra-Lee Furness. She may have some private or unverified accounts.

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