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Hugh Laurie Net Worth: How Much Money Does He Make?


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In this article, we are going to talk about the popular personality of entertainment industry who has earned fanbase through his acting, music and writing career. Any guesses? Yes, we are talking about Hugh Laurie. Hugh Laurie is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician.

He is best-known for his work as one half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. He has also appeared in two series of the period comedy Blackadder.

Let’s explore Hugh Laurie Net Worth, career and more details of him that we have found out for you. Let’s get started.

Hugh Laurie: Bio Profile

Full Name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
Birth Date: 11 June 1959
Birth Place: Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire, England
Education: Selwyn College, Cambridge
Occupations: Actor, author, musician, singer, comedian director and producer
Years active: 1981–present
Spouse: Jo Green ​(m. 1989)​
Children: 3

Hugh Laurie Net Worth

Hugh Laurie is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Laurie has an estimate net worth of $45 million as of 2023. His earning comes from his career that we have discussed below in the article. 

Hugh Laurie Early Years

James Laurie was born on 11 June 1959, in the Blackbird Leys area of Oxford to Patricia and William George Ranald Mundell “Ran” Laurie. He has an older brother, Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie, and two older sisters, Susan and Janet.

Laurie was brought up in Oxford. He went to the Dragon School from 7 to 13, said, “I was, in truth, a horrible child. Not much given to things of a ‘bookey’ nature, I spent a large part of my youth smoking Number Six and cheating in French vocabulary tests.” He attended Eton College.

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In 1978, he attended Selwyn College, Cambridge, studied archaeology and anthropology, specialising in social anthropology, and graduated with third-class honours in 1981.

Hugh Laurie Acting Career

Laurie became part of the Cambridge Footlights, a university dramatic club that has produced several actors and comedians. Emma Thompson introduced him to his future comedy partner, Stephen Fry.

Fry and Laurie worked together on many projects throughout the 1980s and 1990s including Blackadder series, A Bit of Fry and Laurie. He and Fry participated in charity stage events, like Hysteria! 1, 2 and 3 and Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball, Comic Relief TV shows and the variety show Fry.

Laurie was casted in Bomber Pilot (1985) directed by David Hodgson. Laurie has also made appearance in the music videos for the 1986 single “Experiment IV” by Kate Bush, and the 1992 Annie Lennox single “Walking on Broken Glass” .

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Laurie then starred in Sense and Sensibility (1995), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Maybe Baby (2000). He was castes as an acerbic physician specializing in diagnostic medicine, Dr. Gregory House, in the Fox medical drama House, nominated for Emmy Award.

Hugh Laurie Net Worth

Laurie hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live, seeing in drag in a sketch about Kenan Thompson with a broken leg who accuses his doctor for not being honest. Laurie played the man’s wife. In August 2007, Laurie was seen on BBC Four’s documentary Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out which was filmed in celebration of Fry’s 50th birthday.

He also hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time on the Christmas show. Laurie played Richard Onslow Roper in the BBC 1 mini-series The Night Manager, nominated for two Emmys for his work on the miniseries and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Laurie was seen as Dr. Eldon Chance in the Hulu thriller series Chance, with two seasons from 2016 to 2017. In 2019 Laurie casted in Veep creator Armando Iannucci’s film The Personal History of David Copperfield. Sources claim, Laurie would be the feature guest star for the third season of Tehran.

Hugh Laurie Music Career

Laurie sings and plays the piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophon and began taking piano lessons since early age. He is a vocalist and keyboard player for the charity rock group Band From of Los Angeles. He played piano as a special guest on the song “If I Can’t Have You” from Meat Loaf’s 2010 album Hang Cool Teddy Bear.

Laurie also co-wrote and performed the humorous blues song, “Sperm Test in the Morning”, in the film Maybe Baby. On House, Laurie played classic rock and roll instruments such as Gibson Flying V and Les Paul guitars.

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The album, Let Them Talk, was released in France on 18 April 2011 and in Germany on 29 April where Laurie had a major contribution. His second album, Didn’t It Rain, was released in the UK on 6 May 2013.

Hugh Laurie Writing Career

In 1996, Laurie’s first novel was published. It was named The Gun Seller and became a best-seller. His second novel, The Paper Soldier, was scheduled for September 2009 but has not released yet.

Hugh Laurie Personal Life

Hugh Laurie is a married man. Laurie married Jo Green who is theatre administrator. They married on 16 June 1989 in the Camden area of London. They have three children, Charlie, Bill, and Rebecca.

Their children have already started playing screening roles. yes, you have read it rightly. Do you want to know who played whom?well, here you go, Laurie’s elder son named Charlie has played a small role as baby William in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and his daughter Rebecca played a role in the film Wit. Even though they have played minor roles, but they surely have a long way to go for sure. 


Hugh Laurie is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician who has a net worth of $45 million. He has been working hard throughout these years and is getting paid off for all his hard work.

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