Deborra-Lee Furness AO is an Australian actress and producer. She married actor Hugh Jackman, and they have three children together. Furness was born in Annandale, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and grew up in Melbourne, Victoria.
She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she earned her degree either 1981 or 1982. Explore more about Deborra-Lee Furness‘s wiki, bio, age, height, weight, net worth, boyfriend, career and many more facts about her.
Deborra-Lee Furness Age
How old is Deborra-Lee Furness? She was born on December 8, 1955 in Sydney, Australia. She is 66 years old, as of 2022. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Deborra-Lee Furness Husband
Hugh Jackman is married to Elizabeth “Liz” Furness. They first met on the set of Australian television program Correlli in 1995.
On April 11, 1996, at St. John’s Church in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, the ceremony took place. She adopted two children with Jackman as a result of two miscarriages: a son was born in 2000 and a daughter was born in 2005 after she suffered two losses.
Deborra-Lee Furness Honour
In 2014, Deborra-Lee Furness was given the title of New South Wales Australian of the Year for her work in adoption activism.
Deborra-Lee Furness Career
Before moving to America, Deborra-Lee Furness was a stage actress in Australia who had played Kathleen, the Australian wife of Cole Gioberti (Billy Moses) on Falcon Crest.
She continued her acting career in Australia before returning to the United States. She became famous in 1988 when she appeared in Shame, for which she won the Golden Space Needle and Film Critics Circle of Australia’s Best Actor. She is also acted as an episode of Halifax f.p. and The Flying Doctors.
In 1993, Furness played Chrissy in the television miniseries Stark, which was based on Ben Elton’s novels. In 1995, she appeared in Michael Rymer’s Angel Baby, in which she played Jacqueline McKenzie and John Lynch.
The film was based on a true story about two schizophrenics who met during therapy and fell in love. Before meeting her future husband Hugh Jackman in 1995, she played the title role in Correlli, an Irish family television series.
Deborra-Lee Furness Net Worth
From 1995 to 1996, Furness starred in the drama series Fire with Andy Anderson and Wayne Pygram. Dolores Kennedy was played by Furness.
Furness is a well-known figure in Australia, where she serves as a patron of National Adoption Awareness Week and one of the event’s creators, and has worked to streamline worldwide adoptions. Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million, as of 2022.
Deborra-Lee Furness Facts
Deborra-Lee Furness is also known for her work assisting orphans throughout the world and simplifying international adoptions, especially in her native country of Australia, where she is a patron and one of the initiators of National Adoption Awareness Week.
She has spoken about Australian adoption laws at the National Press Club of Australia.
Furness is a supporter of the Lighthouse Foundation for displaced children and International Adoption Families for Queensland.
She is also a World Vision ambassador and an Advisor Committee member for Film Aid International, where she works with refugees from all across the world.