Most of us know Hugh Laurie as a famous actor. After all, he is popular for playing the title character, “Dr. Gregory House” in the American television medical drama, “House.” However apart from being a well know acting, he is also a musician, writer, singer, director, and comedian.
Laurie began his career in 1981 and has till date worked in numerous Tv shows and movies. He has also worked in three documentaries and one video game “LittleBigPlanet 3(2014)”. At present, Hugh Laurie net worth is estimated to be $ 22 Million. Details regarding his assets and income are given below.
Details regarding Laurie’s family fortune are unknown. Though it’s suggested that Laurie never faced financial issues while growing up. His father William George Ranald Mundell Laurie worked as a doctor while it’s unclear where his mother was a housewife or a salaried person.
So Hugh Laurie net worth, which stands at nearly $ 22 million is from his own hard work. The major boost in his fortune came after 2005 when Laurie was nominated for an Emmy Award. The veteran actor could not win the award however later he bagged Golden Globe in both 2006 and 2007. This indirectly led to an increase in his salary, which went straight from a mid-range five-figure to a whopping $350,000 for each episode. In 2011, he even became one of the highest-paid actors, after his salary was further raised to $409,000 per episode.
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As reported by “TheRichest”, his income in 2009, 2011 and 2012 was $ 11.5 million, $ 10 million and $ 19 million respectively.
Laurie’s net worth in 2016 and 2015 was estimated to be $ 20 million and $ 19.5 million.
We all know that Hugh is a well-off actor with a decent bank balance. So it’s interesting to know what all assets he has under public knowledge. Below we have listed a few of them.
Magical Garden paradise
Located in Hollywood Hills, LA, California, the house had a listed price of $3,999,000. Laurie had initially bought the property in order to relocate his family, however, later the plan was dropped.
Still, it seems a decent investment for the actor. As covering 3,242 sq ft in area, the house boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Apart from that, the motor court can easily accommodate 3 cars.
Cars and Bikes Owned:
1966 Ford Galaxie convertible. Price : $30,000
Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. Price : $12,000
Cayman S Porsche. Price : $70,000
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Born on 11 June 1959, to Patricia and William George Ranald Mundell Laurie, Hugh is youngest of four children. He spent his formative years in Oxford, along with his two sisters Janet and Susan and one brother, Charles Alexander Lyon.
For primary education, Laurie was enrolled into the “Dragon School”. Later he attended Eton College, which is an English independent boarding school. While studying at Selwyn College, Cambridge, he even joined the university dramatic club, in order to pursue his passion, which was acting.
For their annual revue, “The Cellar Tapes”, Laurie and his team even won Perrier Comedy Award. It also led to a new sketch comedy show, wherein Hugh along with his costars got a chance to write and appear in the show for Granada Television.
Laurie had his movie in 1985 when he played the character “Michael” in the film titled “Plenty”. However, he accumulated much of his fortune only after appearing on the show “House”. The Tv show originally ran on the Fox network, from November 16, 2004, to May 21, 2012.
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Apart from acting, Hugh Laurie was also interested in music from a young age. When he was just six years old, he began taking piano lessons. As of now, the actor can play numerous instruments including, piano, guitar, drum, saxophone, and harmonica.
In 2011, he released the album “Let Them Talk”, while in 2013, he released “Didn’t It Rain”.
- Lunas del Auditorio (2014) – Jazz & Blues
- New Zealand Film Awards (2013 ) – Best Actor for Mr Pip
- GQ Music Man of the Year(2011)
- Golden Globe Awards (2006, 2007, 2017)
- Screen Actors Guild Award (2006,2009)
- Satellite Awards (2005, 2006)
- People’s Choice Awards(2009, 2010, 2011)