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Hugh Laurie Biography

Birth Name:
James Hugh Calum Laurie
Birth Place:
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Profession
Actor, writer

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
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  • 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

Awards

  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Doctor: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Drama Actor: winner
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Drama Actor: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Star: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated

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