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.
|Full name at birth||
James Hugh Calum Laurie
|Claim to fame||
Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, Stuart Little, House M.D.
|Date of birth||
11 June 1959
|Place of birth||
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Actor, comedian, musician, singer, voice actor, writer and film director
6' 2½" (189 cm)
205 lbs (93.0 kg)
West Hollywood, LA, California, USA
Selwyn College, Cambridge (3rd Class Archaeology & Anthropology degree)
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