James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959), known as Hugh Laurie ˌhjuː ˈlɒri, is an English actor, comedian, writer, musician and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 to 1999.
From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode in House.
Full Name at Birth James Hugh Calum Laurie
Date of Birth June 11, 1959
Birthplace Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height 6' 2½" (189 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Star Sign Gemini
High School Dragon School, Oxford, England
University Eton College
Archaeology & Anthropology, Selwyn College, Cambridge
Occupation Actor, comedian, musician, singer, voice actor, writer and film director
Occupation Category Actor
Claim to Fame Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, House M.D.
Official Website hughlaurieblues.com
Father William George Ranald Mundell Laurie
Mother Patricia Laurie
Friends Stephen Fry, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein,
Pets Two Dogs
Net worth: $40 million USD (2015)