Hugh Jackman has `best of both worlds`

New York: Actor Hugh Jackman feels he has got the best of both worlds splitting his time with his family between New York and Australia.

The 45-year-old `Wolverine` star lit New York`s Empire State Building in green and gold for Australia Day yesterday and says he`s very happy that he, his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness and their children Eva, eight and Maximilian, 13, get to live there, reported Huffington Post.

"Australia is our home. We`ve been there, but New York has been our base for awhile. We love living here, the opportunities are incredible, particularly for my job.

"It means I can work internationally and still be at home a lot more. You know, we miss Australia a lot, but New York is a great city and it`s a great place to bring your kids up," Jackman said.

"And we go back to Australia a lot. I shot three movies here in the US in the last five years, so we`ve been back there two-and-a-half years in the last five years. Deb and I feel we get the best of both worlds," he added.