Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie stars in the hit TV medical drama "House." He portrays the brilliant-but-flawed Dr. Gregory House, who heads a medical team that specializes in the diagnosis of rare disorders.

Laurie, 47, has won two Golden Globe awards for his performance on "House."

Laurie, who was born in Oxford, England, was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II and was presented the honor at Buckingham Palace.

The quirky and clever actor has been part of the comedy establishment in Britain for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Cambridge Footlights comedy group along with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry.

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Laurie and Fry landed their own sketch show, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie," in 1987. They also starred in "Jeeves and Wooster," a hugely popular TV version of P.G Wodehouse's comic stories.

Laurie's film roles include "Sense and Sensibility," "Peter's Friends" and "Stuart Little." He has also done numerous voiceovers for TV commercials.

Laurie now spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where the Fox series is made. Laurie has been married to Jo Green, a theatre administrator, since 1989 and they have three children, Charlie, Bill and Rebecca.