Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris is an actor, writer, producer, singer, comedian, and magician from the United States. Moreover, Neil Patrick Harris is most recognized for his television comic roles as well as his dramatic and musical stage performances.

Early life

Neil Patrick Harris was born on 15th June 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the United State of America. As of now, he is 48 years old and he holds the citizenship of America. Moreover, he has a sun sign of Gemini and he is a Christian by religion. As, he is of English, Scottish, and German ethnical background. He is the son of Ronald Gene Harris (father) and Sheila Gail (mother). He and his brother, Brian Harris was raised in Ruidoso by their parents.

Talking about his academic qualification, he attended ‘La Cueva High School’. Moreover, he built his interest in acting and movies. Furthermore, he takes part in plays and musicals. In the school performance of ‘Wizard of Oz,’ he portrayed ‘Toto.’ In 1991, he graduated with a degree.

Professional career

At the age of 15, he was spotted by writer Mark Medoff, who gave him a part in the movie version of the novel ‘Clara’s Heart.’ Moreover, he was cast in the 1988 film ‘Purple People Eater’. On television, he is best known for his roles as Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993). He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, and Barney Stinson on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he received four Emmy nominations), and Count Olaf on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019).

Neil Patrick Harris

Caption: Neil Patrick Harris in the film The Matrix Resurrections (Source: Collider)

His career took off when he was cast as the lead actor in ABC’s ‘Doogie Howser, M.D’. The concert was a huge success, and it established his name in the industry. It also made him well-known among television people. He was given a variety of parts in television programs after the popularity of ‘Doogie Howser, M.D’. ‘Animal Room,’ a 1995 thriller drama in which he portrayed a teenager, was his first significant picture as an adult.

He then went on to star in films including “The Next Best Thing,” “Undercover Brother,” and “Starship Troopers”. Despite his popularity as a film actor, he did not leave his television career. In the NBC sitcom ‘Stark Raving Mad,’ he co-starred with Tony Shalhoub from 1999 to 2000.

Theater and big-screen debut

‘Snowbound The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story,’ ‘My Antonia,’ ‘The Christmas Wish,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Wedding Dress,’ and ‘The Christmas Blessing,’ among others, he appeared in. He also tried theater acting, performing in Broadway shows. His first step into theatrical acting came in 1997 when he played ‘Mark Cohen’ in the rock musical ‘Rent’. In 2001, he performed as ‘Tobias Ragg’ in the hit musical “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

The next year, he co-starred in ‘Proof’ with Anne Heche. In 2003, he made his big-screen debut in ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,’ portraying a fictionalized version of himself. In the sequels, ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay’ (2008) and ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,’ he made his appearance (2011).

He kept playing the role until 2014. He received a nomination for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2008 “Primetime Emmy Awards”. ‘Batman The Brave and the Bold’ debuted a musical episode in 2009 and he played the nefarious figure of ‘Music Meister’ in the episode. His character needed him to sing, and he recorded several songs for the part.

Animated movies, voice over artist

He also played ‘Lou’ in the film “Cats & Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore”. In the same year, he starred in the comedy film ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ in which he portrayed the protagonist. The next year, he starred in Stephen Sondheim’s theater production of ‘Company’. He also directed ‘The Expert at the Card Table’ at California’s ‘Broad Stage’s Edye’ in 2011.

He appeared as ‘Patrick Winslow’ in the computer-animated comedy film ‘The Smurfs’ the same year. In the film’s sequel, ‘The Smurf 2,’ he reprised his role as ‘Patrick Winslow’. In the sequel to ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ he voiced ‘Steve the Monkey’.

He performed in films such as ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West and ‘Gone Girl’ the following year. In 2015, he hosted and executive produced ‘Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,’ a live television variety show. From 2017 to 2019, he appeared in the television remake of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’

Awards and Net worth

Due to his excellent acting skills, he has received several awards throughout his career. ‘Young Artists Award,’ ‘People’s Choice Award,’ ‘Bravo A-List Award,’ ‘Streamy Award,’ ‘Golden Icon Award,’ and ‘Spike Video Game Award’ are among some of his achievements from his acting career.

Moreover, he has won the prestigious ‘Emmy Award’ three times. In 2010, the actor was named among the ‘100 most influential people’ by ‘Time’ magazine. The same year, he was honored as a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’

Neil Patrick Harris has been a successful actor throughout his career. Talking about his net worth, he has an estimated around $50 million from his successful acting career. In the CBS comedy ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ he used to receive $225,000 per episode.

Relationship status

He began a relationship with David Burtka in 2004. On September 8, 2014,  the couple married. He announced in 2010 that he and his husband had twin twins through surrogacy; they have a son called Gideon Scott and a girl named Harper Grace.

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Caption: Neil Patrick Harris with his husband David Burtka (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his rumor and controversy, there were rumors that he slammed James Woods. In the 2015 Oscar award, he was dragged into a controversy, when he made jokes about diversity at the Academy Awards, for which he was criticized by the audience and fans.

Body measurement and Social media

Talking about his body measurement, he is 6 feet tall and weighs around 72kg. Moreover, he has blonde hair and blue eyes in color.

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Caption: Neil Patrick Harris body measurement (Source: Instagram)

He is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Facebook. On his Instagram, there are more than 8.8 million followers. Whereas, there are more than 25 million followers on Twitter. Likewise, there are more than 3 million followers.

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