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.
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.
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.
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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