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Jackman was born in Sydney , New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (née Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, a Cambridge-trained accountant. [2] [3] His parents were English and had come to Australia in 1967 as part of the " Ten Pound Poms " immigration. [3] One of his paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, was Greek, [4] [5] from the Ottoman Empire (now in Greece). [6] [7] [8] His parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage. [3] Jackman has four older siblings and was the second of his parents' children to be born in Australia. [9] He also has a younger half-sister, from his mother's remarriage. [10] His parents divorced when he was eight, and Jackman remained in Australia with his father and two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with Jackman's two sisters. [3] [11] [12] As a child, Jackman liked the outdoors, spending a lot of time at the beach and on camping trips and school holidays all over Australia. He wanted to see the world: "I used to spend nights looking at atlases. I decided I wanted to be a chef on a plane. Because I'd been on a plane and there was food on board, I presumed there was a chef. I thought that would be an ideal job." [13]

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