Deborra-Lee Furness

Active - 1985 - 2010  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Father was killed in a car accident when she was 8.
  • Made acting debut in 1975 in TV series Divison 4.
  • Met husband Hugh Jackman on the set of TV drama Corelli in 1995.
  • Wrote and directed short film Standing Room Only in 2003.
  • In 2005, co-founded The Rafiki Society in Vancouver to assist orphanages in Africa.
  • Launched a production company, Seed, with Jackman and business partner John Palermo in 2006.
  • Founded National Adoption Awareness Week in 2008 to encourage more Australians to consider adopting children.
  • In 2010, honoured for her professional and personal achievements in an episode of This Is Your Life.