Hugh Laurie is a popular actor from England who gained recognition by appearing in the comedy act called ‘Fry and Laurie.’ He is also an author, comedian, singer, musician, and director. He has released two albums in his career. In 2007, Laurie was appointed as an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). Here is a quick summary of Hugh Laurie’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
James Hugh Calum Laurie was born in Oxford, England on 11 June 1959 to William George Ranald Mundell “Ran” Laurie and Patricia Laurie. His siblings include Susan, Janet, and Charles.
He was raised in Oxford and went to Dragon School. Following that Laurie attended Eton College and was a student at Selwyn College, Cambridge. As a student, he was involved in various sports and was an oarsman both in school and college just like his father.
In 1989, Hugh Laurie got married to Jo Green. The couple has three children named Charles, William, and Rebecca. In 2008, his family moved to Hollywood, California from Belsize Park, London.
His wife is a theatre administrator, and his oldest son Charlie appeared in ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie’.
Hugh Laurie began his career by becoming the writer of the TV series ‘The Cellar Tapes’ in 1981. He was also the writer of ‘There’s Nothing to Worry About!’, ‘Alfresco,’ ‘The Crystal Cube,’ and ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie.’ He has appeared in many TV shows like ‘Blackadder the Third,’ ‘The Bill,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘Chance.’
He has appeared and directed some of the episodes of ‘Fortysomething’ and ‘House.’
Laurie made his film debut in 1985 in ‘Plenty.’ He has then gone on to appear in many films like ‘Peter’s Friends’, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘101 Dalmatians’, ‘The Borrowers’, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’, ‘Stuart Little’, ‘Girl from Rio’, ‘The Young Visitor’, and ‘Street Kings’.
As a voice actor, he has lent his voice in ‘Monsters vs. Aliens,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘The Legends of Treasure Island,’ ‘Preston Pig,’ ‘Valiant,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Hop,’ and ‘Arthur Christmas.’
He had also appeared in various documentaries and in a video game in 2014.
Laurie released his debut album ‘Let Them Talk’ in 2011. His second album ‘Didn’t It Rain’ was released in May 2013. He has also released singles and appeared in many video games.
He will be next seen in the film ‘Holmes and Watson’ in 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Hugh Laurie has been nominated ten times for the Primetime Emmy Awards. He has won the Golden Globe Awards three times from seven nominations. He has also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards from nine nominations. In 2007, he won the Teen Choice Awards and had won four People’s Choice Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
Net Worth of Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. He makes his fortune by appearing in various TV shows and films. Part of his wealth also comes as a singer and musician and by releasing his albums. His debut album has been certified multi-platinum in France.
Hugh Laurie is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has appeared in many films in his career. His popularity is spread across the world and has also received international awards like the New Zealand Film Awards. Laurie is also a successful writer and has released a novel in 1996 entitled ‘The Gun Seller.’ He is the alma mater of Selwyn College in Cambridge. The successful actor cum singer and director-producer was the winner of Music Man of the Year by GQ in 2011.