Who is Ava Eliot Jackman?
Ava Eliot Jackman was born on 10 July 2005, in the United States of America. She is the adopted daughter of actors Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, and has gained media attention thanks primarily to her parents, especially her father who is known for his work in numerous mainstream films.
The Riches of Ava Eliot Jackman
As of early-2020 and at the age of 14, the net worth of Ava Eliot Jackman remains undisclosed though she probably benefits from the success of her parents.
Deborra-Lee Furness has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million while her father Hugh has an estimated $150 million.
Life So Far
Ava Eliot is of Mexican and German descent, but born in the US. Her adoptive parents tried to have children of their own during their time together, but suffered two miscarriages. Not wanting to risk the health of Deborra, the couple decided to adopt, and Ava is the second adopted child of the couple following an adoptive brother named Oscar.
She has apparently grown well into the household, and gained a lot of love from her new parents. At a young age, she’s shown a lot of interest in dancing though it is not known if she will pursue that craft later on.
While she has mostly lived away from the spotlight, she made headlines due to a trip the family had on Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia. While swimming, she was caught up in a riptide and nearly drowned if not for her father who immediately jumped in to save her.
Her father gained a lot of praise for his efforts, becoming not just a film hero, but a real-life hero as well.
Mother – Deborra-Lee Furness
Deborra-Lee grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and at a young age wanted to become an actress. After matriculating from high school, she moved to New York City where she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, she did stage productions in New York, leading to her first televisions show in “Falcon Crest”, in which she played the wife of Billy Moses’ character.
Following her role there, she returned to Australia and resumed her acting career in her home country.
In 1988, she attracted national attention for her starring role in “Shame”, which won her Best Actor awards from Golden Space Needle and the Film Critics Circle. She continued working on prominent roles over the years including the miniseries “Stark”, and the film “Angel Baby” which starred Jacqueline Mackenzie. In 1995, she portrayed the titular character in “Correlli” and then starred in the television show “Fire” alongside Wayne Pygram.
In recent years, she’s been better known for her international charity work, helping out orphans and making international adoptions easier in Australia. She is one of the creators of the National Adoption Awareness Week, and is also a patron of the Lighthouse Foundation for Displaced Children.
Father – Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman rose to fame in 2000 when he was cast in the “X-Men” film series as the character Wolverine, which he would continue to play in various films for the next 18 years. According to the Guinness World Records, he holds the record for the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.
Concurrently he also gained acclaim for his performance in other film projects including “Kate & Leopold”, “Van Helsing”, and “The Prestige”.
In 2006, he worked on “The Fountain” and followed it up with the period film “Australia”. He also gained a lot of praise for his performance in “Les Miserables”, which is a musical based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, and the 1980 musical popularized by Boublil and Schonberg. The film tells the story of the character Jean Valjean to the background of the June Rebellion.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 1, 2019
His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2017, he received a Grammy Award for his performance in the film “The Greatest Showman”, and received a lot of praise for his work on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in “The Boy from Oz”. He’s also hosted numerous prestigious awards shows during his career, including the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and Academy Awards.
Ava Eliot is single and it will be a while before any romances come her way as she is still young. Her adoptive parents met on the set of the television show “Correlli”, and were married in 1996 in Victoria, Melbourne. Her father identifies as a Christian which is likely the beliefs the family follows. He is also an advocate of wearing sunscreen, after suffering from basal-cell carcinoma twice due to long exposure to the sun.