Hugh Laurie

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
  • Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/11/1959, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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Despite being highly intelligent and Cambridge-educated, actor, author and wit Laurie made his name in his native England playing a series of dimwits on the TV series Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster. His turn as a surly doctor on the Fox medical drama House, however, is what made him a star stateside. With scruffy facial hair and an acid tongue, Laurie found the humor---as well as the pathos---in this pill-popping egotist, earning Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards in the process, as well as becoming an unlikely forty-something sex symbol. The versatile actor has also lent his voice to a number of animated films, including Valiant, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild and Monsters vs. Aliens. Off-screen, Laurie is far more stable than his small-screen alter ego, married for more than 20 years to Jo Green, with whom he has three children.Hugh Laurie Fast Facts:
  • Represented Cambridge as an oarsman in the University Boat Race of 1980 against Oxford.
  • Was a member of the Cambridge Footlights Revue theatre group with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry.
  • British TV debut was the Footlights special The Cellar Tapes, which won the Perrier "Pick of the Fringe" Award at the 1981 Edinburgh Festival.
  • Has played guitar and keyboards in a band called Poor White Trash and the Little Big Horns on and off since the 1990s.
  • First novel, The Gun Seller, was published in both the UK and the U.S. to critical acclaim and adapted into a screenplay for MGM.
  • Appeared opposite John Malkovich in the video for Annie Lennox's 1992 hit "Walking on Broken Glass."
  • Named one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2005.
  • Made an Officer of the British Empire in 2007.
  • Voiced an animated version of his popular character Dr. Gregory House on a 2009 episode of Family Guy.
  • Hugh Laurie Relationships:
  • Rebecca - Daughter
  • Bill - Son
  • Charlie - Son
  • W.G.R.M. Laurie - Father
  • Jo Green - Wife
  • Patricia Laurie - Mother
  • Emma Thompson - Ex-significant Other
  • Hugh Laurie Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2009 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Star - Winner
  • 2010 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Drama Actor - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Doctor - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2011 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Drama Actor - Winner
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Cambridge, Selwyn College, Cambridge, England (BS in Anthropology)

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