Hugh Laurie Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Hugh Laurie is a British actor who for many, is simply Dr Gregory House from the hit series, House. The multi award-winning actor has remained a very interesting figure in Hollywood for the many movies that he has been a part of, the most popular of which include Sense and Sensibility.
James Hugh Laurie was born on June 11, 1959 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England to parents of Scottish descent. His father, William George Ranald Mundell “Ran” Laurie, was a doctor and an Olympic gold medal winner in rowing at the 1984 London Games.
He had a strained relationship with his mother, Patricia Laidlaw. Hugh has two older sisters, Susan and Janet, and an older brother, Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie.
His parents attended St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church of England and the Presbyterian upbringing would have a lasting impact on Laurie’s life. He has always said that he doesn’t know how to handle pleasure and what exactly to do with it after having earned it. He lost his mother to motor neurone disease in 1989.
Hugh got married to theatre personality Jo Green on June 16, 1989 and has three children. His sons, Charles and William, were born in 1988 and 1991 respectively. His daughter, Rebecca, was born in 1993.
Hugh Laurie was awarded with the OBE or the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for his services toward drama.
The actor suffers from severe clinical depression and has been in therapy for years.
Laurie attended the Dragon School in Oxford until he was 13 years old. He would later admit that he was not a good student. He then went to study at Eton College in Windsor. He also attended the Selwyn College under the University of Cambridge, as his father had also attended the same college.
He wanted to be like his father and studied archaeology and social anthropology. Laurie won the British National Title in 1977 in junior coxless rowing and went on to represent Great Britain at the 1977 Junior World Rowing Championships.
He was a part of the Eton Vikings rowing club and won the Blue Award in 1980 at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
While in school, he decided to take to rowing, and this saw him joining Britain’s Youth Team for the Junior World Rowing Championships of 1977. Together with his partner, J. S. Palmer, Laurie won a silver medal at the Silver Goblets & Nickalls’ Challenge Cup of 1980.
His path in rowing was interrupted as a result of glandular fever, and this was what dragged him into seeking to be an actor when he first joined the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club.
It was there that he would meet people like Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry. Although he went on to be a part of some significant productions before he graduated, his first known work was The Cellar Tapes which was in his final year and with people such as Fry and Thompson.
His career would go on from 1981 to cover many years that would see him acting in movies and TV shows as well as play voice roles for animations, documentaries and releasing music albums and singles. Among the movies he has been a part of are The Night Manager, House, and Veep.
As of October 2020, the British actor has an estimated net worth of around $45 million. He received about $300k – $700k per episode for his television shows. Hugh Laurie also purchased a house in Beverly Hills in the year 2008 for $2 million.
Apart from this, Hugh also has luxurious cars and properties that help to increase his net worth effectively. Hugh also has a collection of bikes and cars that add more value to his wealth.
Hugh Laurie is a British actor, director, and author who earn success and popularity due to his work in several movies and television series.
He is well known for his role in the Fox medical drama House that also helps him to won several awards and nominations. He gains high wealth and success for his amazing performances in his entire career.