Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

British, Actor
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Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author, who is known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode of House. His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination.

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Full name at birth
James Hugh Calum Laurie
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Claim to fame
Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, Stuart Little, House M.D.
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Date of birth
11 June 1959
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Place of birth
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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Occupation
Actor, comedian, musician, singer, voice actor, writer and film director
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
6' 2½" (189 cm)
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Weight
205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Blue Eyes...
  • Talented Pianist & Singer...
  • Frequently plays upper-class and dimwitted English characters...
  • Fluent American accent for tv hit 'House' (2004)...
  • Former professional rower for GB...
  • His father, William George Ranald Mundell Laurie, and his mother, Patricia Laidlaw, were both of Scottish descent...
  • Member of the Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world...
  • Stephen Fry is godfather of his three children...
  • One of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning $409,000 per episode on House (2004)...
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Pets
  • 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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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
West Hollywood, LA, California, USA
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Net worth
$40,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Dragon School, Oxford, England
  • Eton College, England
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University
Selwyn College, Cambridge (3rd Class Archaeology & Anthropology degree)
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Talent agency
  • Hamilton Hodell Talent Agency (UK)
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (USA)
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