Deborra-Lee Furness Wiki – Deborra-Lee Furness Biography
Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress and producer. She is married to actor Hugh Jackman. She studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she graduated in either 1981 or 1982. She performed on the stage in New York and played Kathleen, the Australian wife of Cole Gioberti (Billy Moses) on the television series Falcon Crest before returning to Australia to continue her acting career. She 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 Golden Space Needle. Other roles included an episode of Halifax f.p. and The Flying Doctors. In 1993, she appeared as Chrissy in the television mini-series Stark starring Ben Elton and Jacqueline McKenzie. In 1995 she featured in the film Angel Baby directed by Michael Rymer and starring Jacqueline McKenzie and John Lynch. The film followed the story of two schizophrenics who met during therapy and fell passionately in love.
In 1995, she starred in the title role in the television series Correlli, where she met her future husband, Hugh Jackman. From 1995 to 1996, she starred in television series Fire alongside Andy Anderson and Wayne Pygram. She played the role of Dolores Kennedy. She is an adoptive mother of two, and she is known for her work assisting orphans globally and streamlining international adoptions, especially in her native Australia where she is a patron, and one of the creators, of National Adoption Awareness Week. She has addressed the National Press Club of Australia on the subject of adoption laws in Australia. She is a patron of the Lighthouse Foundation for displaced children and International Adoption Families for Queensland. She is also a World Vision ambassador and serves on the Advisory Committee for Film Aid International, working with refugees throughout the world. In 2014, she was named as the New South Wales Australian of the Year for her work in adoption campaigning.
Deborra-Lee Furness Age
She was born on December 8, 1955, in Sydney, Australia. She was born in Annandale, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, and raised in Melbourne.
Deborra-Lee Furness Husband
She is married to actor Hugh Jackman. They met on the set of Australian television show Correlli in 1995. The ceremony took place on April 11, 1996, at St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne.
Deborra-Lee Furness Children
She has two children who are known as Oscar Maximilian Jackman born in 2000 and Ava Eliot Jackman born in 2005. After she suffered two miscarriages, she adopted the children with her husband.
Deborra-Lee Furness Parents
She is the daughter of Fay Duncan.