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Brisbane Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Brisbane

Here is a list of distinguished and famous individuals who were born in the region of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:

1. Hugh Jackman

Australian actor, singer, and producer. Best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men film series. Jackman has received various accolades throughout his career, including a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award.

2. Geoffrey Rush

Australian actor and producer. He is one of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting" – an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. Rush gained international recognition for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in the film "Shine" (1996).

3. Keith Urban

New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Urban has released numerous successful albums and singles, and he has won multiple Grammy Awards. He is known for hits such as "Somebody Like You" and "Blue Ain't Your Color".

4. Cathy Freeman

Australian former sprinter who specialized in the 400 meters event. She became the Olympic champion in the women's 400 meters at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as well as winning numerous other international titles during her career.

5. Iggy Azalea

Australian rapper, singer, and songwriter. Azalea's debut studio album, "The New Classic" (2014), peaked among the top five of several music charts worldwide and spawned the hit singles "Fancy" and "Black Widow".

6. Darren Lockyer

Australian rugby league footballer and commentator. Lockyer enjoyed a successful 17-year career representing the Brisbane Broncos and the Australian national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest rugby league players of all time.

7. Miranda Kerr

Australian model and businesswoman. Kerr rose to prominence as a Victoria's Secret Angel and has since worked with numerous prominent fashion brands. She is also known for her work as an advocate for various environmental organizations.

8. Greg Norman

Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur. Nicknamed "The Great White Shark," Norman was one of the most successful golfers in the world during the 1980s and 1990s. He spent over 300 weeks as the world's number one ranked golfer.

9. Andrew Fisher

Australian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Australia on three separate occasions between 1908 and 1915. Fisher played a significant role in implementing progressive reforms, including the introduction of pensions for the elderly.

10. Tim Cahill

Australian former professional soccer player. Cahill is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Australian national team and enjoyed a successful club career playing in the English Premier League and Major League Soccer.

11. Judith Wright

Australian poet, environmentalist, and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. Wright published numerous collections of poetry throughout her career and is considered a key figure in Australian literature.

12. Julia Gillard

Australian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold the position and played a prominent role in advancing gender equality and education reforms in Australia.

13. Geoffrey Robertson

Australian-born British barrister, human rights advocate, and author. Robertson has represented high-profile clients in various international cases and is known for his work in human rights law.

14. Lauren Jackson

Australian former professional basketball player. Jackson is widely regarded as one of the greatest female basketball players of all time and she won multiple MVP awards throughout her career.

15. Sam Thaiday

Australian former professional rugby league footballer. Thaiday played his entire National Rugby League (NRL) career for the Brisbane Broncos and also represented the Australian national team.

These are just a few examples of the many distinguished and famous individuals associated with the region of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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