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Hugh Laurie is an actor, performer, comedian, writer, pianist and singer. He was born in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, UK on 11. June 1959. Hugh is married with Jo Green and has three children (one daughter, two sons).

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Hugh Laurie (born James Hugh Calum Laurie on June 11, 1959 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England) is an English actor who is known for his role as Dr. Gregory House on the FOX network medical drama, "House."

Laurie has won three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards. His film credits include "The Borrowers," the 1996 version of "101 Dalmatians", "Sense and Sensibility," "Stuart Little," "Stuart Little 2," "Cousin Bette," "Flight of the Phoenix, "Tomorrowland" and "Holmes & Watson."

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  • Is the son on Patricia (who died from motor neurone disease in 1989) and William "Ran" Laurie, who was a physician & winne of an Olympic gold medal in the coxless pairs (rowing) at the 1948 London Games
  • Is the youngest of four children; has an older brother, Alexander and two older sisters, Susan & Janet
  • Was raised in Oxford where he attended the Dragon School from ages 7 to 13 years old
  • Attended Selywn College, Cambridge in 1978 where he studied archaeology and anthropology (specializing in social anthropology), graduating with third-class honors
  • Participated in rowing during school and university
  • Was a member of the junior coxed pair that won the British national title before representing Britain's Youth Team at the 1977 Junior World Rowing Championships
  • Participated at the 1980 Silver Goblets and Nicklass Cup with his Eton rowing partner, J.S. Palmer at the Henley Royal Regatta where they finished in 2nd place
  • Is skilled in singing, piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone
  • Married theatre administrator Jo Green in 1989; together, they have three children: Charlie, Bill and Rebecca
  • Was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016
  • Was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007
  • Has released two albums: "Let Them Talk" in 2011 and "Didn't It Rain" in 2013

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