Hugh Laurie is a British actor, who for many people is simply Dr. Gregory House from the hit series “House”. The award-winning actor has remained a very interesting character in Hollywood for the many films he has starred in. Among the most popular are Sense and Sensibility.
He is also a comedian and member of the comedy group Fry and Laurie, a musician, author, and director.
Hugh Laurie Bio
On 11 June 1959, the actor was born as James Hugh Calum Laurie in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, England. He grew up together with an older brother and two sisters with a mother with whom he did not have the best relationship and with a father who was an athlete and Olympic champion.
Of Scottish descent, Laurie attended the Dragon School in Oxford before going to Eton College and later to Selwyn College in Cambridge, in the same line as his father who was a doctor. During his school years, he decided to devote himself to rowing, and so he became a member of the British junior team at the 1977 Junior World Rowing Championships, and together with his partner, J. S. Palmer, Laurie won a silver medal in the 1980 Silver Goblets & Nickalls’ Challenge Cup.
His progress in rowing was interrupted by glandular fever, which led him to try his hand at acting when he first joined the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club. There he met people like Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry. Although he took part in some major productions before graduating, his first famous work was The Cellar Tapes, which was in its final year and starred people like Fry and Thompson.
His career continued from 1981 onwards and spanned many years, during which time he starred in films and television shows and also acted as a narrator in animation and documentary films and released music albums and singles. Among the films he has starred in are The Night Manager, House, and Veep.
Laurie’s Family, Wife, and Children
Hugh Laurie is married to Jo Green. The two have been married since 1988, and in 1989 they were already husband and wife. Their wedding ceremony took place in Camden, United Kingdom. Almost 30 years after becoming addicted, the actor and his wife have three children, Charles Archibald Laurie, born in 1988, William Albert Laurie (1991), and Rebecca Augusta, born in 1993.
Before dating Jo Green, Laurie had dated British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson. The two were in a relationship that lasted from 1978 to 1982 when both decided to go their separate ways.
Although it seems that Laurie and Jo Green have always had a great married life, it is a little far from that. Laurie, who was thought to have achieved sex symbol status in the film industry, once had a relationship with film director Audrey Cooke. The relationship lasted from 1997 to 1998, but soon after the relationship became open, he repented and returned to his family and his wife, who wrote a letter to Cooke to leave her husband alone. In this way, the marriage was able to survive.
The actor forced himself afterward to look for help for his depressions which were connected with the fact that they were the reason for his affair with Audrey.
His Net Worth
In 2012, Hugh Laurie made it into the top 100 richest celebrities as one of the 100 richest celebrities when he was ranked 88th after returning that year with $18 million in revenues, Forbes Magazine noted.
The actor has a net worth of $40 million, which is not at all surprising given the many productions he has worked on. What’s more, he’s been paid $700 per episode for House, and that has contributed a lot to what he’s been able to do so far.
Height – How Tall Is He?
Hugh Laurie is a very handsome man who is one of the sexiest men in the world, he has looks and height and a decent charisma. The man has a height of 190 cm (6 ft. 2½ in) and a weight of 94 kg (207 lbs).
Quick Facts About Hugh Laurie
1. The actor has suffered from depression for a long time
2. Gregory House (now the real man) started as an athlete and his sport was rowing. Nevertheless, he was forced to give up the sport for health reasons.
3. He has starred in more than 60 movies and television shows.
4. Laurie is also a musician and has released 2 albums, Let Them Talk and Didn’t It Rain.
5. He did not have a good relationship with his mother.
6. Hugh has won a number of awards, including 2 Golden Globe Awards as best actor in TV series drama (2006) for his role in House and as best supporting actor in series, mini-series, or TV movie (2017) for The Night Manager.