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Hugh Laurie

Actor Hugh Laurie
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Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Hugh Laurie is a British comedian who rose to fame as one half of the sketch show duo "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" with friend Stephen Fry. Fry went on to appear in "Blackadder" with Rowan Atkinson.

Laurie later began appearing in US television roles including the very successful "House" as the titular character, for which he won a Golden Globe award. Later roles included "Veep" and "Chance".

His film roles include "Sense and Sensibility" with Emma Thompson, and the live action version of "101 Dalmatians".

Outside acting Laurie has released two blues albums and written a novel.

Born: June 11, 1959
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1989-06-16 Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

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