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Though many American fans know Hugh Laurie best for his iconic role on the medical drama "House" (Fox, 2004-2012), viewers in Britain knew him far earlier for his wildly popular comedy work with creative partner Stephen Fry. Born in Oxford, England in 1959, Laurie was a successful member of his high school rowing team. He continued rowing after enrolling at Cambridge University, but after a bout of mononucleosis forced him to quit the team, Laurie discovered an unexpected new path in life by joining the Footlights drama club. It was there that he met and began working with Fry, performing their bits for theatrical audiences. Eventually, they brought their talents to the television screen on the sketch series "Alfresco" (ITV, 1983-84), shortly before they both joined the cast of the cult favorite series "The Black Adder" (BBC, 1986-1996) alongside Rowan Atkinson. Meanwhile, Laurie and Fry would find a new TV home for their collaborations when they began co-writing and co-starring on the sketch series "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (BBC, 1987-1995). The show would run until 1995, with Laurie and Fry concurrently starring on the show "Jeeves and Wooster" (ITV, 1990-93) from 1990 to 1993. Laurie would enjoy success in movies as well, with memorable turns in "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and "Stuart Little" (1999). After taking on the role of Dr. Gregory House on "House" in 2004 however, Laurie's fame reached a new level. He would stick with the series until 2012, going on to star on the series "Chance" (Hulu, 2016-) before signing on to star with George Clooney and Kyle Chandler in a mini-series adaptation of the novel "Catch-22" (Hulu, 2019).
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Made English TV debut with the Footlight show "The Cellar Tapes"
Co-wrote and performed in two seasons of his first English TV series "Alfresco"
Made feature acting debut in "Plenty"
Regularly performed on the English comedy series "Saturday Live" (ITV)
Co-wrote and co-starred in the English sketch comedy series "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" with Stephen Fry (BBC)
Cast as Prince Regent on the BBC comedy series "Black Adder the Third"
American TV debut on the PBS presentation of "Mrs. Capper's Birthday"
Cast as Lt. George in the English comedy series "Blackadder Goes Forth" (BBC)
Co-starred in the PBS/BBC adaptation of P G Wodehouse's "Jeeves & Wooster" series; series also co-starred Stephen Fry
Joined the ensemble cast in Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends"
Co-starred in "Sense and Sensibility," adapted by and starring Emma Thompson
Starred in the Disney classic "101 Dalmatians"
Cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, as the King's Advisor in "The Man in the Iron Mask"
Played Mr. Little in "Stuart Little" based on the book by E.B. White
Portrayed Vincente Minnelli in the ABC TV movie "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows"
Guest starred on two episodes of the spy thriller series "Spooks" (BBC1)
Reprised the role of Mr. Little for "Stuart Little 2"
Starred in and directed ITV's comedy-drama series "Fortysomething"
Starred with Dennis Quaid in "Flight of the Phoenix"
Landed breakthrough role as Dr. Gregory House on the Fox medical drama "House"
Co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in "Street Kings"
Voiced Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D., a mad scientist with the head of a cockroach, in the computer-animated 3-D feature, "Monsters vs. Aliens"
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series
Voiced the character of E.B.'s (Russell Brand) dad in the animated feature "Hop"
Voiced the character Steve in the animated feature "Arthur Christmas"
Joined the star-studded cast of the mini-series adaptation of "Catch-22"