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Hugh Sheridan Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Career, Achievement, Net Worth, Latest News, and More

Hugh Sheridan, Australian entertainer, is recognized for his portrayal of Ben Rafter in the TV series Packed to the Rafters. He is a recipient of four Logie Awards in the Most Popular Actor category, showcasing his talent as an actor, singer, and television presenter.


Age- 38 years

Height- 6 feet

Weight- 82 kg

Born- 30 June 1985

Birthplace-Adelaide, Australia

Spouse-Rafael de la Fuente

Profession-Australian actor and singer

Nationality- Australian


Hugh Sheridan, the second youngest of seven siblings, lost his father, renowned Adelaide swing singer Denis Sheridan, in May 2021 after a prolonged battle with terminal cancer. His mother’s name is Margaret Sheridan. Zoe Sheridan, Hugh Sheridan’s sister, is a radio announcer and television presenter known for her role on the children’s game show Challenger and the daytime chat show The Catch-Up.

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On June 26, 2021, Hugh Sheridan openly shared their non-binary and bisexual identity via an Instagram post. In an interview with Stellar in October 2020, Sheridan discussed relationships with both men and women, while expressing a preference not to categorize their sexuality with specific labels. Hugh Sheridan was previously married to Venezuelan actor Rafael de la Fuente from 2009 to 2018. Later, on March 5, 2021, Sheridan proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts during the opening night of the Hughman stage show. However, their separation was publicly announced in November 2021.

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Adelaide-born Sheridan, the second youngest among seven siblings, spent his childhood in Millswood suburb. He attended Loreto College Marryatville for his early schooling, later switching to Saint Ignatius’ College, and eventually, University Senior College for his senior years. During his primary school years, Sheridan started his training at Unley Youth Theatre and Terry Simpson Studios in Adelaide. His passion for the arts led him to further studies, focusing on Music at the Victorian College of the Arts and Dance at the Australian Ballet School.


During his youth, Sheridan showcased his talents by singing with the State Opera of South Australia, playing football for St Ignatius, and studying drama at Unley Youth Theatre. Following his time at the Australian Ballet School, he earned a spot in the esteemed Bachelor of Dramatic Art program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. In 2007, he received the Adele Koh Memorial Scholarship from the State Theatre Company of South Australia, allowing him to study acting in New York.

Sheridan’s career took off when he performed in The Lost Echo with the Sydney Theatre Company and later landed the role of Ben Rafter in the Seven Network series Packed to the Rafters. His talent was acknowledged with the Logie Award for “Most Popular New Male Talent” in 2009. He also briefly hosted The Kyle & Jackie O Show and later hosted the Network Ten talent show series I Will Survive in 2012.

In 2017, Sheridan was appointed as one of the Fringe Ambassadors for the Adelaide Fringe festival. However, his casting in the lead role of Hedwig in the Australian production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch faced controversy due to concerns about LGBTQ representation. The show was ultimately canceled after a petition and an open letter from advocates, despite the creators’ assertion that Hedwig was not specifically transgender.

In March 2021, Sheridan unveiled his stage show Hughman at the Adelaide Fringe. He reprised his role as Ben Rafter in Back to the Rafters, an Amazon Prime Video reboot of Packed to the Rafters.

In 2022, Sheridan participated in Season 4 of The Masked Singer Australia, where he revealed himself as Rooster. In 2023, he took on the lead role of Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick…Boom! during performances in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.

Hugh Sheridan career

Career in Music

In December 2008, Sheridan showcased his musical talents on Seven Network’s television concert special, Carols in the Domain, where he performed “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Following this, in August 2009, he inked a recording deal with Sony Music Australia, unveiling his debut single “Just Can’t Throw Us Away” on Seven’s Dancing With the Stars in September 2009. The subsequent month marked the release of his second single, “All About Me.” Sheridan’s inaugural album, Speak Love, hit the shelves on 27 November 2009, reaching number 86 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. June 2010 saw the release of a remix of the album’s title track as its third and final single.

In 2015, Sheridan collaborated with his friends Emile Welman and Gabe Roland to form The California Crooners Club (CCC). The group embarked on a successful tour in Spring 2016, covering Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne, receiving widespread critical acclaim for their performances.

Achievement/ Awards

Hugh Sheridan received the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for his role in “Packed to the Rafters.” Additionally, he won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent in 2009, also for his performance in “Packed to the Rafters.”

Net Worth 2023

Hugh Sheridan’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.

Latest News about Hugh Sheridan

Hugh Sheridan, Involved in Israel Violence

Australian actor Hugh Sheridan, like many other residents, sought refuge in a stairwell as Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched attacks on Israel through air, land, and sea. Sheridan shared his ordeal on social media, describing the attack as “brutal.” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed that no Australians had been harmed so far, although the situation remains unpredictable. The conflict has resulted in at least 300 deaths and thousands of injuries in Israel, with the fighting intensifying throughout the day. Sheridan, currently residing in Tel Aviv, highlighted the abrupt shift from normalcy to a crisis situation in just a matter of hours.

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“Life (was) completely normal in Israel. It was a big Jewish holiday yesterday, one week after new year,” he said via Instagram.

“I met a family who had 150 fly in for their wedding tomorrow. We were at a BBQ yesterday with young people who at this very minute are on their way to Gaza to fight.

“A few hours later, this country is at war. Their lives have completely changed in an instant.”

Sheridan said it was “unbelievable how quickly” the attack unfolded.

“My heart breaks. I’m in the stairwell so safe for now,” he said.

He later said he was heading to the airport to try to leave.

A friend, David Draper, shared on social media a photo of the group on a plane. He said it was heading to Athens.

“We’re finally out of here,” he wrote.

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