James Hugh Calum Laurie – this is his full name – was born on June 11, 1959 in Oxford, England. He gained fame on television by participating in the shows “The Black Adder”, “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” with his friend Stephen Fry, and “Jeeves and Wooster”. On several occasions he showed not only his skills as an actor but also as a musician as he learned to play various instruments since his childhood.
After gaining fame for years in his British homeland, Hugh Laurie also became famous in the USA when he started playing the cranky but brilliant Dr. Gregory House in the TV show “House, M.D.” in 2004. During the eight seasons of the show, Laurie won two Golden Globes for Best Actor along with various other awards.