He is a well known English actor, musician, director, author, and comedian. He came into the limelight after he appeared in the comedy act titled ‘Fry and Laurie.’ He was the president of Cambridge Footlights and is a friend to an outstanding comedian called Stephen Fry. He has acted in several other films such as ‘101 Dalmatians,’ ‘Stuart little,’ ‘The Borrowers,’ and many others. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Hugh Laurie in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He came brought to the earth in the year 1959, and he has four siblings namely Susan, Janet and Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie. His parents are William George Ranald Mundell Laurie and Patricia Laurie. His father was a professional physician. His parents were from a Scottish background.
Laurie was brought up in Oxford, and he attended the Dragon School. He then enrolled at a private college called Eton but later transferred to Selwyn College where he studied Social Anthropology. During his time in the college, he participated in different sports and became the oarsman following his father’s footsteps.
He is a husband to Jo Green who is a theatre administrator, and they live in Belsize Park, London. They have children namely Charles, William, and Rebecca.
He has a mansion in Hollywood, California but the family decided not to move to the house. His children Rebecca and Charlie have also ventured into acting and have played roles in several films.
Hugh Laurie was honored as the Officer of the order of the British Empire in 2007 because of his services to drama.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After Hugh Laurie was diagnosed with glandular fever, he was forced to leave rowing and focus on another field. He joined the drama club while in the University of Cambridge Footlights, which, is known to produce the best comedians and actors.
His interest in music started a while back when he was six years. Singing and playing the piano, guitar, drums, and saxophone were his hobbies. This led him to develop a passion for music, which he later started doing as a career.
In the Los Angeles charity rock group, he was the vocalist as well as the keyboardist. He also played the piano on the song composed by Meat Loaf. He has also released his album like ‘Let Them Talk.’ Through the collection, he had an opportunity to work with Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones who are prominent people in the industry of music.
As a writer, he has authored several books including ‘The Gun Seller,’ and ‘The Paper Soldier.’ Through his talent and hard work, he has been nominated for various awards such the Prime Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series for the years 2005, 2007, and 2008, 2017 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and many others.
On the other hand, he has won various Golden Globe Awards like 2006, 2007 Best Actor, and 2017 Best Supporting Actor for the film ‘The Night Manager.’ He had also won the GQ Music man of the year in 2011.
Net Worth & Earnings
Hugh has an estimated net worth of $45 million. His wealth comes from the appearance in various television shows and movies, the sale of albums and from his the books he has written. For instance, his first novel thrilled many readers, and it became the best-selling book.
Hugh Laurie is recognized among the best actors in the world hence receiving an International award, New Zealand film Award. He is a role model to inspiring actors all over the globe.