Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

English actor, comedian, and musician (born 1959)
Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. The two acted together in a number of projects during the 1980s and 1990s, including the BBC sketch comedy series A Bit of Fry & Laurie and the P. G. Wodehouse adaptation Jeeves and Wooster. From 1986 to 1989 he appeared in three series of the period comedy Blackadder, first as a recurring guest star in the last two episodes of Blackadder II, before he joined the main cast in Blackadder the Third, and went on to appear in Blackadder Goes Forth and many specials.

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Hugh Laurie was born on Thursday, 11 June 1959 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK. His full name at birth was James Hugh Calum Laurie. He is best known as an actor. Laurie's country of citizenship (nationality) is British. Hugh attended high school at Dragon School, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK. For university, he studied at Selwyn College, England, UK. His religion is listed as Atheist. He is 6' 2½" (189 cm) tall and weighs 207 lbs (94 kg) with an athletic build. He has blue eyes and light brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $40,000,000 US dollars. Hugh Laurie is 65 years old and his zodiac star sign is Gemini.

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Full name at birth
James Hugh Calum Laurie
Claim to fame
his roles as Jasper in the 1996 adventure comedy film 101 Dalmatians, Mr. Frederick Little in the Stuart Little film franchise, Captain James Biggs in the 2008 action thriller film Street Kings, Nix in the 2015 science fiction film Tomorrowland, Dr. Gregory House in the Fox medical drama series House, Sen. Tom James in the HBO political satire comedy series Veep, Major de Coverley in the Hulu original satirical dark comedy web series Catch-22, Peter Laurence in the 4-part BBC One thriller miniseries Roadkill, Ryan Clark in the HBO science-fiction comedy series Avenue 5, Richard Onslow Roper in the BBC crime mystery drama miniseries The Night Manager, and Timothy Bugge in the HBO sketch comedy series Tracey Takes On…
Date of birth
11 June 1959
Place of birth
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Actor, voice actor, writer, director, producer, musician, singer, comedian, author
Occupation category


6' 2½" (189 cm)
207 lbs (94 kg)
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Eye color
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • Blue eyes
  • Fluent American accent for tv hit 'House' (2004)...
  • Tall body
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  • Two Dogs
  • Patricia Laidlaw (mother)
  • Dr William Laurie (father)
  • Emma Thompson
  • Stephen Fry (longterm comedy & acting partner)
  • Joanne Green (wife 16 June 1989 - present) ( 3 children)
  • Douglas Adams (author)
  • Charles Laurie (son b. November 1988)
  • Clint Eastwood (fan)
  • Steve McQueen (fan)
  • Tony Slattery (comic)
  • Penny Dwyer (Cambridge Footlights colleague)
  • Ben Elton (writer / standup)
  • Lenny Henry (comic)
  • William Laurie (son b. January 1991)
  • Rebecca Laurie (daughter b. September 10, 1993)
  • Paul Shearer (Cambridge Footlights colleague)
  • Robert Sean Leonard (House costar)
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  • West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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Net worth
$40,000,000 USD
High school
  • Dragon School, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • Eton College, England, UK
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Selwyn College, England, UK
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Talent agency
  • Hamilton Hodell Talent Agency (UK)
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (USA)
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Partner: Jo Green (Married) 3 children
Hugh Laurie and Jo Green
To me, he's a hero, ... He's not polite. He's not someone you want to take home to meet your mother, necessarily. This is a guy in search of truth. Incidentally, that truth one day could save your life or the life of someone you love. That's a heroic thing.
  • For his services to drama, Hugh was appointed CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours.
  • Alongside Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, and others, he co-starred as Mr. Dick in the 2019 comedy-drama film The Personal History of David Copperfield. It is based on the 1850 Victorian-era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
  • Laurie had to give up on his promising rowing career due to glandular fever (mononucleosis). However, this led to him joining Cambridge Footlights, which was Cambridge University’s drama club.
  • Laurie was Douglas Adams’ first choice for the role of Arthur Dent in the movie adaptation of his novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. However, Adams’ untimely death led to directors going for British actor Martin Freeman instead.
  • He has a membership of Leander Club (where his father served as a President), which is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world.

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