Actress and producer Deborra-Lee Furness divorced actor Hugh Jackman after nearly three decades of marriage in a quiet press release. Though the reasons for their split are not clear, and both are being extremely tight-lipped about it, the question as to how big is Deborra-Lee Furness’s net worth after the split is one we need to study.
Together, they lived a very happy life until things went south. The reasons are still up for grabs, as previously stated, but how does Deborra-Lee make her money? Where does she live and what is her trajectory? Today, we plan on telling you a few details about this Aussie woman.
Who is Deborra-Lee Furness?
Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian film director, actress and audiovisual producer. A native of New South Wales, she’s 67 years old. She was born on 8 December 1955. She spent most of her youth in Melbourne. When she was 18, she went to an educational institution to become a secretary, there she learned typing and how to keep a tidy office. But her true passion was acting and the arts.
She began working as an administrative assistant to the news desk at Australia’s Channel 9. After saving and much work, she went to study acting in New York City’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in the early 1980s. She worked in plays, and then was cast in Falcon Crest.
After her role in Falcon Crest, Furness landed a part in “Shame”, and received local awards from that role. Shen then moved on to work in other Aussie shows. Then, in the mid-1990s, she landed a job in Correlli, that’s where she met Hugh Jackman. The two started to date and then got married in Melbourne in 1996.
Deborra-Lee didn’t stop working after Correlli, she worked in many movies like Jenny Kissed Me, Crossover Dreams, The Bit Part, Celia, Voyager, The Last of the Finest, and even appeared on the kids’ show Phineas and Ferb.
Deborra and Hugh had trouble conceiving a child. Regrettably, she had two miscarriages. So she and Hugh adopted two children between 2000 and 2005, their names are Oscar and Ava.
After more than 27 years together, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman announced their separation and divorce, they announced their split in a joint press release without giving much details on the why. And we must respect their choice, because that’s their private life.
Deborra-Lee Furness is also a very passionate activist, having adopted two children with Jackman, she works assisting orphans and campaigns locally and globally for people to adopt children. Furthermore, she went on to become one of the creators and patrons of the National Adoption Awareness Week in Australia, where she campaigns with those who call for Australia’s government to reform adoption laws.
Her work isn’t only limited to adoption, because she also does philanthropic jobs for refugees and helps several organizations that foment independent filmmaking.
Deborra-Lee Furness Net Worth
Considering all the previous things we mentioned about her, we estimate that Deborra-Lee Furness has a net worth north of $50 million, she increased the amount of her coffers after divorcing Hugh Jackman, who had about $180 million in the bank.
The bulk of Deborra-Lee’s income comes from her work as an actress, director and producer. By the time of print, Deborra-Lee seems to keep the posh $21-plus million triplex condo in New York City. It is a massive, three-story apartment with more than 10,000 sq feet with three small bedrooms, an enormous library, a recording room several living rooms, dining rooms, a sauna, three master bedrooms, a terrace, and a gym.
We’re not sure if she’s selling that property after breaking things up with Jackman, but that is a private matter to which both she and her ex-husband’s press team are very tight-lipped.