Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and television host who was born on June 15, 1973.
He has won numerous awards over his career, including a Tony Award, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He is most recognized for his funny television appearances and dramatic and musical theatrical parts.
On television, he is recognised for his roles as the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Barney Stinson on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and Count Olaf on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019).
Harris is also well-known for playing the main character in Joss Whedon’s musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictionalised version of himself in the Harold & Kumar movie series (2004–2011).
His other productions include Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), and Gone Girl (2014).
Harris won two prizes at the 2010 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Class Program for presenting the 2009 Tony Awards and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
He has since won the latter prize three more times for hosting the show in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
He has hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, as well as the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, becoming him the first out gay man to do so.
He earned the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as the main character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.
In 2010, Harris was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is wed to David Burtka. They had surrogate twins in 2010.
Harris was born on June 15, 1973, to lawyers in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In a grade school performance of The Wizard of Oz, Harris, who was raised in Ruidoso, New Mexico, had his acting debut as Toto. He participated in various plays and musicals while a student at La Cueva High School.
What is Neil Patrick Harris’ Net Worth and Salary?
American actor, producer, singer, and director Neil Patrick Harris has a $50 million fortune.
From the 1980s until the present, Neil Patrick Harris has had a prosperous and extended career. He has achieved success in both film and television.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is a talented performer who excels in both dramatic and humorous parts. He is also a skilled theatre actor. Harris has also had a lot of success as a voice actor.
At the age of 15, Harris was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in the drama Clara’s Heart with Whoopi Goldberg.
The next year, he was cast as an adolescent surgeon in the starring role on ABC’s Doogie Howser, M.D.
Since the program was a hit, Harris spent many years being associated with his persona on small screens. For his work on the four-season sitcom, he received another Golden Globe nomination.
Although his endeavours did not have the same level of success as Doogie Howser, M.D., Harris stayed busy for the following few years.
He played a supporting role in movies including Starship Troopers, The Next Best Thing, and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
He costarred with Tony Shalhoub as a neurotic editor in the NBC sitcom Stark Raving Mad.
In addition to his critically lauded work as Cabaret’s host, Harris has performed on Broadway in Proof, Assassins, and Rent.
Harris won praise from critics for a variety of made-for-TV movies in the 1990s and 2000s, such as My Antonia, Joan of Arc, and The Christmas Blessing.
He scored another sitcom smash in 2005 playing the womanising Barney Stinson in CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.
As the host of the Tony Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony on Broadway, Harris has enjoyed great success.
He has presided over the proceedings four times, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, winning three Emmys in the process.
Then, in 2014, Harris received his first Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the show’s lead character in the gritty rock opera Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Additionally, the program was recognised for Best Revival and Best Featured Actress (Lena Hall).
The next year, Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards, performing everything from a musical ode to showing up in his underwear in a sketch based on the movie Birdman.
In 2006, Harris came out as a gay man, declaring in People magazine, “I am pretty glad to declare that I am a very content gay man, living my life to the fullest.”
He wed David Burtka, an actor, in Perugia, Italy, on September 6, 2014. Elton John gave a song during the private wedding celebration.
The couple revealed that they were expecting twins through a surrogate mother in August 2010. Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, Harris and Burtka’s firstborn children, were born on October 12, 2010.
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