English actor, comedian, and accomplished musician Hugh Laurie was born on June 11, 1959 in Oxford, England.
Although he had been acting since 1981, Hugh Laurie’s claim to fame didn’t come until 2004 when he began playing Dr. Gregory House on the hit television drama, House, M.D.. For this role he received two Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards, and six Emmy nominations. Hugh Laurie was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 for being the highest paid actor in a television drama, raking in over $400,000 per episode.
In addition to being one of the most watched leading men on TV, Hugh Laurie has also starred in films like Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, Stuart Little, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Street Kings. He has also had a successful musical career, releasing two albums titled Let Them Talk and Didn’t It Rain.