Birth Name: Hugh Laurie
Birth Place: Oxford, England, GB
Laurie was born on June 11, 1959, and raised in Oxford, England. He was the youngest of four children to father, William ("Ran"), who was a doctor and had been an Olympic gold medalist in rowing, and mother Patricia, who died when her son was 29. Television and movies were a rare treat in the staid household, but even without their influence, young Laurie had an outgoing instinct to be an entertainer. At the age of nine, he won a drama award in middle school, but it was still rather expected that he would someday follow in the footsteps of his father. Indeed, Laurie did go on to first attend the elite Eton School, before attending Selwyn College at his father's alma mater of Cambridge Univer...
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