June 11, 1959
61 years old
6 ft 2½ in | 190 cm
94 kg | 207 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
12.5 US | 46 EU
35 in | 89 cm
James Hugh Calum Laurie was born in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, United Kingdom, on June 11, 1959, is an English actor.
Young Hugh Laurie first started performing as a member of the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Plenty (1985) in role as Michael.
He got his television debut in revue The Cellar Tapes (1981) in Various characters.
Hugh's breakthrough performance came as a member of the English comedy double act "Fry and Laurie", with Stephen Fry, in the 1980s.
He released his debut album "Let Them Talk" in 2011.
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) comedy drama in role as Mr. Dick, opposite Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton
Peter's Friends (1992) comedy opposite Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) comedy with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry
Street Kings (2008) action thriller opposite Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Chris Evans
Flight of the Phoenix (2004) survival drama with Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto and Giovanni Ribisi
Tomorrowland (2015) sci-fi action adventure opposite George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy
101 Dalmatians (1996) live-action comedy adventure with Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson
Maybe Baby (2000) comedy opposite Joely Richardson, Rowan Atkinson and Emma Thompson
Cousin Bette (1998) comedy drama with Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue and Bob Hoskins
The Young Visiters (2003) comedy opposite Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy
Holmes & Watson (2018) mystery buddy comedy with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Ralph Fiennes
Mr. Pip (2012) drama war opposite Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel and Eka Darville
He won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Dr. Gregory House in Fox medical drama television series House (2004-2012).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance as Richard Onslow Roper in British television serial The Night Manager (2016).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sen. Tom James in HBO political satire comedy television series Veep (2015–2019).
He played various characters in the BBC sitcom Blackadder:
Blackadder II (1986) in episode "Beer", in role as Simon Partridge
Blackadder II (1986) in episode "Chains", in role as Prince Ludwig the Indestructible
Blackadder the Third (1987) in role as George, Prince of Wales, The Prince Regent
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) in role as Prince George
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) in role as Lt. the Honourable George Colhurst St. Barleigh
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2006 and 2008.
Tracey Takes On... (1996) HBO sketch comedy series in role as Timothy Bugge
Spooks (2002) BBC One spy drama series in role as Jools Siviter
Fortysomething (2003) comedy drama series in role as Paul Slippery
Chance (2016-2017) Hulu drama mystery thriller series in role as Dr. Eldon Chance
Catch-22 (2019) Hulu satirical dark comedy miniseries in role as Major de Coverley
Avenue 5 (2020) HBO science fiction comedy series in role as Ryan Clark
Attended the Dragon School in Oxford, England.
Attended Eton College.
Graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, with third-class honours.
He was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club.
Has one brother and two sisters.
Has Scottish ancestry.
Won the National Junior Championship for rowing in 1977.
He also sings and plays piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone.
He released two blues albums: Let Them Talk (2011) and Didn't It Rain (2013).
Featured in music videos for: Kate Bush "Experiment IV" (1986) and Annie Lennox "Walking on Broken Glass" (1992).
He voiced Dr. Cockroach in animated science fiction comedy film Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and in Halloween television special Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009).
He voiced Frederick Little in animated television series Stuart Little (2003) and in animated film Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005).
Published his novel "The Gun Seller" in 1996.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2007 and CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2018.
Huge fan of the Fulham Football Club.
He voiced Mr. Bunny in animated fantasy comedy film Hop (2011) and Steve in animated movie Arthur Christmas (2011).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6172 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.
Huge fan of Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen.
Lives in Los Angeles.
He dated Audrey Cooke (1997-1998) and Emma Thompson (1978-1982).
He married Jo Green in 1989, they have two sons, Charles and William and a daughter, Rebecca.