Hugh Laurie Biography

Updated On Jun 27, 2019 Published On Oct 18, 2015
Facts of Hugh Laurie
Date of Birth: 1959 , June-11
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Hugh Laurie
Birth Name James Hugh Calum Laurie
Father William Laurie
Mother Patricia Laidlaw
Birth Place/City Blackbird Leys, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ethnicity British
Profession Actor, Author and Singer
Net Worth $40 million
Famous for House M.D., The Night Manager
Married Yes
Married to Joanne Green (1989)
Children 3
Divorce No
Education St. Columbia's Presbyterian Chuch of England, Dragon School, Eton College, Selwyn College, Cambridge
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Movies Plenty, Stuart Little, Street Kings, Holmes and Watson, Tomorrowland, Mister Pip
TV Show House, Catch-22, The Night Manager, Veep
Sisters Susan and Janet
Siblings 3
Books The Gun Seller, The Paper Soldier
Albums Let Them Talk, Didn't It Rain
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Hugh Laurie is one of the multi-talented people from the United Kingdom. He is a renowned actor, writer, and director. He has also established himself as a singer and comedian. He is also one of the members of the comedy group Fry and Laurie.

Early Life, Family & Education

Hugh Laurie was born as James Hugh Calum Laurie on June 11, 1959, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, United Kingdom, in an upper-class family in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England of United Kingdom.

The names of his father and mother are William Laurie and Patricia Laurie respectively. He is of English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

As for his education, he has attended Dragon School, Selwyn College, Cambridge, Eton College and the University of Cambridge.


Hugh Laurie began his professional career from 1981 while he was in the final year of his undergraduate degree. Till now, he has appeared in more than fifty movies making his acting credits up to a total of 104. He has also published several novels in his life. 

His most famed television film is House on which he played appeared alongside Jennifer Morrison, Lisa Edelstein, Olivia Wilde, and Jesse Spencer.

Besides acting and authorship, he is also active in the musical industry. He has released two blues album titled, Let Them Talk (in 2011) and Didn't It Rain (in 2013)

He was honored as Officer of the Order of the British Empire and Commander of the Order of the British Empire due to his services to drama. He also received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.

Personal Life

Hugh Laurie is a married man. He has been married to his loving wife Joanne Greene since 1989. They reportedly dated for a long time before they tied the knot. The couple had got married after the birth of their first child, son Charles Archibald Laurie, who was born in 18988.

Hugh and Joanne are also parents of two more children son William Albert Laurie, 28, and daughter Rebecca Laurie, 25.

They are still together and there is no sign of them getting a divorce. However, once the pair was on the verge of divorce due to Laurie's career but all's well that ends well. 

Net Worth

For portraying his role in House M.D, he used to get £240,000 for each episode. According to online sources, Hugh Laurie has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars.

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Hugh Laurie facts on timeline

Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

June 11 , 1959

Hugh Laurie was from the upper class family born as James Hugh Calum Laurie in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England of United Kingdom to Patricia Laurie and William Laurie

Married to Joanne Green

June 16 , 1989

Hugh Laurie is a married man. He has been married to Joanne Green from a long time. They got married in 1989. It is also said that they were in love affair before they got married and from this romantic love life also had a child in 1988.

Won Golden Globes, USA


Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this awards. He has also been honored with this award twice and that was for portraying his role in the television series, House.

Won Online Film & Television Association


He has also been honored with Online Film & Television Association several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in his life in 2005 and that was for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He also won this award the following year. 

Won People's Choice Awards, USA


It seems like his role in the television series, House M.D. is one of the great roles he has ever played in his life. He has won several awards for portraying his role in that television series. He won this award for the first time in 2009 and that was for Favorite Male TV Star. 

Won Satellite Awards


He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2005, he got his first nomination in Satellite Awards and that was for Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama. He won this award from this nomination. 

First child, Charles Archibald Laurie


His first child was born from his romantic relation with Joanne Green. Their first child was born in 1988 and it was a son and they named him Charles Archibald Laurie. He is now a famous actor in United Kingdom.

Second child, William Albert Laurie


He became father of this second child soon after being married with his sweet heart, Joanne Green. At the end of 1990, both of them announced that they were expecting their second child together and she gave birth to a son in January and they named him William Albert Laurie

Third child, Rebecca Augusta Laurie

September 10 , 1993

Actress, Rebecca Augusta Laurie is the third child. Rebecca Augusta Laurie is popular in the United Kingdom for portraying her role in the television movie, Wit. She was born in 1993 and her mother is also his sweet heart Joanne Green.

Joined Dragon School


He received his formal education from Dragon School. He studied there for more than a decade and then joined Eton College. He was able to complete his school education from there. It is said that he joined Selwyn College after that. 

Began his acting career


He began his professional career from 1981, at that time he was in his final year of his undergraduate degree. He played his first acting role that year and it was in the television series, The Cellar Tapes.

Published his first novel


Hugh Laurie is also a renowned writer and an author. He published his first novel in 1996 and it was titled The Gun Seller.

Released his first album

April 18 , 2011

Besides his acting and writing career, he is also good at singing. It is also said that he began playing musical instrument since the age of six. In 2011, he released his first album and it was titled Let Them Talk. He also released his second album in 2013