Deborra-Lee Furness Biography

Deborra-Lee Furness

Quick Facts Of Deborra-Lee Furness

Celebrated Name Deborra-Lee Furness
Age 64 Years
Nick Name Deborra
Birth Name Deborra-Lee Furness
Birth Date 1955-12-08
Gender Female
Profession Actress

Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress and producer. She is the wife of actor, Hugh Jackman. She is best known for her role as Asta Cadell in the film, 'Shame' and as Ivy in the film, 'Voyager'. She has appeared in several films and TV series.

 Deborra-Lee Furness is one of the founders and patrons of 'National Adoption Awareness Week'. She works towards helping orphans globally and making international adoptions more streamlined, particularly in her homeland. She has addressed the National Press Club of Australis on the subject of adoption laws in Australia.

She was named as the New South Wales Australian of the Year for her work in adoption campaigning in 2014.

She is also quite active in social media platforms with over 48.1k followers on Twitter @Deborra_lee and over 49k followers on Facebook @deborraleef. However, she is not so active as Twitter on Instagram.

What is Deborra-Lee Furness famous for?

  • Famous as the wife of actor, Hugh Jackman.
  • Famous for her role as Asta Cadell in the film, 'Shame' and as Ivy in the film, 'Voyager'.

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Where was Deborra-Lee Furness born?

Deborra-Lee Furness was born on December 8, 1955, in Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She raised in Melbourne. She was born to father, Graham Duncan, and mother, Fay Duncan. Her mother was a founding member of the Fight Cancer Foundation and was honored with the 'Order of Australia Medal'. However, there is no information about her siblings and early life.

She holds an Australian nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. 

Regarding her education, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and completed her graduation in 1981 or 1982.

Deborra-Lee Furness young

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Deborra-Lee Furness Career Highlights

  • Deborra-Lee Furness played the role of  Junior 1 in the episode titled, 'The Human Factor' in the police drama series, 'Division 4' in 1975.
  • In 1985, she played the role of  Linda Fielding in five episodes of the popular Australian television soap opera, 'Neighbours'.  She also featured in the film, 'Crossover Dreams', and television series, 'The Flying Doctors' and 'Glass Babies' in the same year.
  • In 1986, she featured in three Australian films such as  'Cool Change', 'Jenny Kissed Me', and 'The Humpty Dumpty Man'
  • She portrayed as Kathleen in a single episode of television soap opera, 'Falcon Crest', in 1987. In the same year, she appeared in the Australian comedy film, 'The Bit Part', and also starred in the TV film, 'A Matter of Convenience', and featured in another episode of 'The Flying Doctors'.
  • She played her breakthrough role of Asta Cadell in the film, 'Shame' in 1988 for which she earned the 'Best Actor' awards at the 'Golden Space Needle’, and the 'Film Critics Circle of Australia' in 1988.
  • The same year, she also appeared in three films, 'Evil Angels', 'Two Brothers Running', and 'Celia', and a TV mini-series, 'Act of Betrayal'.
  • In the year 1990, she featured in the role of Linda Daly in the action action film, 'The Last of the Finest'.Thereafter, she appeared in several other films, including 'Voyager’'(1991), 'Newsies' (1992), and 'Angel Baby' (1995).
  • In 1993, she starred as Chrissy in the three-episode British-Australian television miniseries, 'Stark', which was based on the bestselling novel of comedian Ben Elton bearing the same title. It was first aired on ABC TV in Australia and then on 'BBC2' in the UK.
  • She played the recurring character of Dolores Kennedy in the TV series, 'Fire', which aired on 'Seven Network' for 2 seasons from 1995 to 1996.
  • In 1995, she also featured in the starring role of a prison psychologist, Louisa Correlli, in the television series, 'Correlli' which was broadcast on ABC TV'.
  • Her role as Jude in the Australian drama film, 'Jindabyne' is one of the most notable characters in her career. Although a box-office bomb, the film received critical acclaim.
  • She was part of the main cast of the Australian TV drama series, 'Hyde & Seek', playing the role of Claudia Rossini. The series aired on 'Nine Network'  from October 3, 2016, to November 21, 2016.
  • She has appeared in several films and TV series including films like 'Sleepwalking' (2008) and 'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (voice role, 2010) and television shows like 'This Is Your Life' (2010) and 'Kimchi Chronicles' (2010).

Deborra-Lee Awards and Nominations

  • In 1988, Deborra-Lee Furness won Golden Space Needle Award Award under the category of the best actress at the Seattle International Film Festival for her work in 'Shame'.
  • She also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award under the category of the best actress for Shame in the same year.
  • In 1991, she won a Silver Shell for the best actress in San Sebastián International Film Festival for 'Waiting'.
  • In 2000, she achieved a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Award under the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Television Drama Series for her work in SeaChange for the episode "Hungi Jury". 
  • In 2006, she won a Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards under the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jindabyne. The same year, she nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award under the category of Best Supporting Actress for Jindabyne.

Who is Deborra-Lee Furness married to?

Deborra-Lee Furness is a married woman. She is married to renowned actor Hugh Jackman. The couple first met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli in 1995 and they got married on April 11, 1996, at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria. She suffered from two miscarriages after which the couple adopted a boy named Oscar Maximillian Jackmanin 2000, and a girl named Ava Eliot Jackman in 2005.

Deborra-Lee Furness children

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How tall is Deborra-Lee Furness?

Deborra-Lee Furness is a beautiful lady with a fair skin tone. She stands at a height of 1.73m (5 feet and 9 inches) tall and her body weighs around 75kg (165 lbs.). Her body measurements are 38-30-41 inches. She wears a bra size of 42D. Her hair color is brown and her eye color is also brown. Her sexual orientation is Straight.

What is the net worth of Deborra-Lee Furness?

Deborra-Lee Furness has earned a good amount of money from her profession as an actress. She is also a producer and director. Throughout the decades, she has accumulated a huge net worth of $55 million as of 2020.