Deborra-Lee Furness

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Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborra-lee Furness, is an accomplished actress and producer from Australia. Furness, an American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumnus from New York City, has earned a name for himself in both films and television programmes. Her most notable performance was as Asta Cadell, the lead in the 1988 movie “Shame,” for which she won numerous accolades. The actress has also made major appearances in the films “Voyager,” “Jindabyne,” and “Angel Baby,” as well as in the television programmes “Neighbours,” “Correlli,” and “Fire,” as well as the TV miniseries “Stark.” Furness pursues a variety of civic and philanthropic projects in addition to her career. In 2014, she was recognised for her efforts in the adoption advocacy field by being named the “New South Wales Australian of the Year.”

Early Childhood & Life

Deborra-lee On November 30, 1955, in Perth, Australia, Furness was born. Melbourne was Furness’s home city. In New York City, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she received her diploma in 1981 or 1982.

Her mother, Fay Duncan, was an ardent supporter of charitable causes. She received the “Order of Australia Medal” in recognition.

Career of Deborra-Lee Furness

She had an appearance as “Junior 1” in the 1975 Division 4 police drama series episode titled “The Human Factor.”
She appeared in five episodes of the well-known television soap opera “Neighbours” in 1985 as Linda Fielding. She also appeared in the television shows “The Flying Doctors” and “Glass Babies” as well as the movie “Crossover Dreams” that year.

She appeared in the Australian films “Jenny Kissed Me,” “Cool Change,” and “The Humpty Dumpty Man” in 1986.
In 1987, she played Kathleen in one episode of the television soap opera “Falcon Crest.” She also participated in theatre performances in New York before returning to Australia to continue her acting career. She acted as “Valma” in the television movie “A Matter of Convenience” that same year, as well as in another episode of “The Flying Doctors,” and she made an appearance in the Australian comedy “The Bit Part.”

She became well-known for her performance as “Asta Cadell,” the lead character, in the 1988 movie “Shame.” She won ‘Best Actor’ prizes at the ‘Golden Space Needle’ and the ‘Film Critics Circle of Australia’ in 1988 for her outstanding performance in the movie. Additionally, she acted in the films “Evil Angels,” “Two Brothers Running,” and “Celia,” as well as the television miniseries “Act of Betrayal.”

She played Linda Daly in the 1990 action movie “The Last of the Finest.” She then made appearances in a number of other films, such as “Voyager” (1991), “Newsies” (1992), and “Angel Baby” (1995).

In 1993, she played Chrissy in the three-episode British-Australian television miniseries “Stark,” which was adapted on comedian Ben Elton’s best-selling book of the same name. ‘ABC TV’ in Australia and ‘BBC2’ in the UK were the first broadcasting outlets for it.

In 1994, she appeared in the episode “All of Me” of the well-known Australian television programme “G.P.”
She appeared in 17 episodes of the two-season television drama Fire as the recurring character “Dolores Kennedy.” Fire aired on the Seven Network. She also played the lead character of Louisa Correlli, a prison psychologist, in the 1995 television series “Correlli.” Hugh Jackman, who would later become her husband, played one of his first parts in the ABC TV series.

One of her most memorable performances came as “Jude” in the Australian drama film “Jindabyne.” The 2006 Cannes Film Festival served as the venue for its world premiere. Despite being a financial failure, the movie was well-received by critics and won a number of prizes, including the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” prize at the 2006 “Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.”

She played the part of Claudia Rossini in the main cast of the Australian television drama thriller series “Hyde & Seek.” 8 episodes of the show were shown on “Nine Network” between October 3 and November 21, 2016.
Furness has also contributed to television series including “This Is Your Life” (2010) and “Kimchi Chronicles,” as well as films like “Sleepwalking” (2008) and “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” (voice part, 2010).

Individual Life of Deborra-Lee Furness

Furness and Hugh Jackman wed on April 11, 1996 in St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, after meeting in 1995 while working on the film “Correlli.” Furness has two miscarriages before adopting Oscar Maximillian, a son born on May 15, 2000, and Ava Eliot, a girl born on July 10, 2005.

One of the founding members and supporters of “National Adoption Awareness Week” is Humanitarian Work Furness. She works to support orphans worldwide and ease international adoptions, especially in her native country. She has talked at the “National Press Club of Australia” about Australian adoption laws.
She also supports the “Lighthouse Foundation” for displaced children and “International Adoption Families for Queensland.”

She represents “World Vision International” as an ambassador. She also participates in the advisory committee of Film Aid International, a non-profit group that utilises films to entertain and educate displaced people all over the world.

Estimated Net Worth of Deborra-Lee Furness

The estimated net worth of Deborra-Lee Furness is around $1 million.