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Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Dr. Gregory on the TV show House made him famous in the United States. For years prior, the comedian was making sitcoms in the United Kingdom.
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The show was canceled after one season.
In 2004, Laurie scored the role that would make him famous in the U.S. He adopted an American drawl for his portrayal of the tortured and erratic Dr. Gregory House in the television medical drama, House. His performance earned him Golden Globe awards in 2006 and 2007. Also in 2007, Laurie was also made an Officer of the British Empire.
Laurie faced a banner year in 2008 as he skyrocketed to fame in the United States. He made his second appearance on the hit sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. He also received Emmy, Screen Actor's Guild, and Golden Globe nominations for his role on House. He also made an appearance in the American action film, Street Kings.
Laurie is currently married to Jo Green. The couple has three children and the family resides in Los Angeles, California.
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