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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Neil Patrick Harris

Birth Date :

June 15, 1973

Birth Place :

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Spouse :

David Burtka (actor, since 6-Sep-14)

Claim to fame :

As Dr. Douglas "Doogie" Howser in TV series "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989)

Biography


Long before becoming an A-list Hollywood star, Neil Patrick Harris had begun acting in his school productions. He first participated in a grade school production of "The Wizard of Oz", playing as Toto. In 1988, he earned his first Golden Globe nomination for the category of Best Supporting Actor, thanks to his portrayal of David Hart in "Clara's Heart" which also starred Whoopi Goldberg. A year later, he nabbed the leading role on TV series "Doogie Howser, M.D." and immediately became a new high rising star. The show that lasted until 1993 brought him Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series People's Choice Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in TV Series category.

In the several years ahead, Harris starred in some other TV series while also acted in the big screen flicks "Starship Troopers" (1997), "The Proposition" (1998), "The Next Best Thing" (2000), and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004). He, additionally, also performed in Broadway productions of "Rent" (1997), "Proof" (2002), "Cabaret" (2003), and "Assassins" (2004). His other critically acclaimed performances were in TV movies "My Antonia" (1995), "Joan of Arc" (1999), and "The Christmas Blessing" (2005).

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

October 29, 2014 22:43:34 GMT

and David Burtka are added to ": Freak Show" which premiered early this October. The couple is confirmed to appear on the final episodes of the FX horror anthology series' fourth season.
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Neil Patrick Harris Gets His Own Variety Show on NBC

October 28, 2014 02:32:22 GMT

has scored a new regular TV stint after his "" days are over. NBC has confirmed that the five-time Emmy Award winner will host a new primetime variety series based on the hugely popular U.K. format "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway".
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Neil Patrick Harris Confirmed to Host 2015 Oscars

October 15, 2014 22:10:47 GMT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has found a host for the upcoming 87th annual Oscars. announces the hosting duty in a video posted on Twitter. "I'm in!" he cryptically says on the phone. "Nice."
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Neil Patrick Harris Opens Up About His Italian Wedding

September 18, 2014 06:27:14 GMT

has shared some stories from his recent wedding to David Burtka, saying that he got "choked up" during the intimate ceremony in front of their closest friends. The Tonny-winning actor revealed the details during his appearance on "" on Wednesday, September 17.
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Tie the Knot in Italy

September 09, 2014 02:00:17 GMT

got married to David Burtka over the weekend in Italy. The star of "" announced the happy news on Monday, September 8 by sharing a photo of him and David.
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Neil Patrick Harris Debunks Split Rumors by Posting Adorable Family Photo

August 16, 2014 06:14:15 GMT

took to Instagram on Friday, August 15 to debunk rumors he has split from David Burtka. Previously, The National Enquirer said in an article that the star of "" and his fiance had ended their engagement.
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Lupita Nyong'o, Cate Blanchett, Neil Patrick Harris Make Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List

August 07, 2014 04:03:28 GMT

Vanity Fair released its 2014 International Best-Dressed list on Wednesday, August 6. Unsurprisingly, some celebrities who make the list are winners from this year's awards season as well as red-carpet favorites. Many names appear for the first time on the list.
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Ryan Murphy Has a Role for Neil Patrick Harris on 'American Horror Story'

July 19, 2014 02:50:57 GMT

While promoting his new film "", let it slip that he was secretly begging for an ": Freak Show" cameo. The Emmy Awards-winning actor has gotten a positive response from the show's creator Ryan Murphy.
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Neil Patrick Harris Replaced by Andrew Rannells on Extended 'Hedwig' Gig

June 13, 2014 01:49:25 GMT

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is extended on Broadway but won't be available for the long engagement. The Tony-winning actor will be replaced by who became a rising star after his stint on Broadway's "The Book of Mormon".
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Video: Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel and More Perform at 2014 Tony Awards

June 09, 2014 04:37:20 GMT

stole the spotlight with his raunchy performance at 2014 Tony Awards, which took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday night, June 8. The actor graced the stage dressing as Hedwig from his Broadway hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
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Tony Awards 2014: Full Winners List Includes Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris

June 09, 2014 03:11:01 GMT

The 2014 Tony Awards kicked off the Sunday, June 8 ceremony with the performance of "Sunny Side of the Street" from "After Midnight". The night's host, , greeted, "Welcome to the Tony's. The only place where you can see Rocky in the ring, in the Oval Office and Wolverine in tap shoes."
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Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris Among 2014 Drama Desk Awards Winners

June 02, 2014 06:23:56 GMT

The 59th Drama Desk Awards saw and going home with one trophy each. The ceremony was held on Sunday, June 1 at midtown Gotham venue Town Hall to honor the best productions in Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.
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Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel Among Performers at Tony Awards

May 30, 2014 04:54:41 GMT

Several big names have been announced as performers at the upcoming 68th Annual Tony Awards. , who last year hosted the awards show, will sing with the cast of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
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Leslie Moonves Denies Offering Neil Patrick Harris CBS Late-Night Gig

May 16, 2014 06:55:58 GMT

A day after confirmed he was considered as 's possible replacement for the "Late Night" show, CBS chief Leslie Moonves clarified it in an interview with Bloomberg. Moonves denied that they had extended an offer to the actor, claiming that Harris' story was "not exactly true."
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Neil Patrick Harris Declined CBS Late-Night Gig, Is Interested in Doing Variety Show

May 15, 2014 09:26:36 GMT

had a shot at taking over the "Late Night" show from . The actor, who currently headlines Broadway production of the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", just revealed that he was indeed offered the gig before eventually landed the job.
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Neil Patrick Harris Goes Naked on Rolling Stone's Cover

May 08, 2014 03:37:05 GMT

poses naked on the cover of Rolling Stone's latest issue which hits the newsstands on Friday, May 9. Harris, who appears on the front page wearing nothing but a bowtie with a top hat placed in front of his lower body to cover his private parts, talks about coming out as gay in an interview published in the issue.
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Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston Earn 2014 Tony Nominations

April 30, 2014 02:43:48 GMT

and both earned their Tony Awards nominations this year. Harris scored from his role as a transgender in the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" while Cranston grabbed his from the role as Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way".
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Neil Patrick Harris Denies Cursing at Audience During Broadway Play

April 21, 2014 02:27:59 GMT

made the headlines recently when several sites reported that he had cursed at an audience member watching his Broadway show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". A representative for the actor has denied such action, saying people should hear the full context.
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Neil Patrick Harris Responds to David Letterman's Possible Replacement Rumor

April 08, 2014 04:40:32 GMT

After announced his retirement plan last week, there has been a lot of speculations on who will replace him. One of the rumored candidates is , who recently wrapped up his stint as Barney on CBS' "". During a press conference with Senator Chuck Schumer and other Broadway stars on the benefits of potential new theater tax breaks, he addressed the swirling reports.
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Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel Perform 'Les Miserable' Song

March 31, 2014 08:42:26 GMT

Several days before "" ends its nine-season run on Monday, March 31, the cast of the series made appearances on "Inside the Actor's Studio". They shared laughs during the show, but they laughed harder when and showed off their singing abilities.
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Neil Patrick Harris Sings of SLEEP in Steamy Music Video

February 12, 2014 16:01:23 GMT

just wanted to sleep and he sang about it in a two-minute song. The new face of Neuro's "SLEEP" drink, Harris shot a steamy music video in which he showed a lot of chest skin and seductive moves.
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Neil Patrick Harris Wears Wig, Bra, and Heels at Hasty Pudding Ceremony

February 10, 2014 04:45:48 GMT

dressed up in drag as he accepted Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award over the weekend at Harvard University. The "" actor was seen rocking a frazzled wig, a white fuzzy bra, and red heels at the Ivy League's Farkas Hall.
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Neil Patrick Harris Chosen as Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

January 24, 2014 06:13:33 GMT

has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The nation's oldest theatrical organization has been honoring performers with the title since 1963. The "" actor joined previous honorees which include , , and .
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Pics: Neil Patrick Harris and Bella Thorne Serve Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless

November 28, 2013 09:28:09 GMT

and once again took part in L.A. Mission's Annual Thanksgiving for the Homeless. On Wednesday, November 27, the twosome and hundreds of other volunteers put on the red aprons as they helped serve hot meals for the homeless.
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Video: Neil Patrick Harris' Opening Monologue and Dance Number at 2013 Emmy Awards

September 23, 2013 07:09:59 GMT

did not deliver a big opening number to kick off the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards but it didn't make his monologue less interesting. After throwing jokes about watching ": Asylum" on his soft lens and that called "" "Orange Is the New African American", his speech was cut by last year's Emmy host who wanted to share some advice to Harris.
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Neil Patrick Harris Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet, Final Presenters Are Announced

September 20, 2013 04:42:36 GMT

Being billed to host the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday, has taken part in a ceremonial event to mark the official countdown to the big TV show. On Wednesday, September 18, the actor helped roll out the red carpet near the Nokia Theatre's L.A. Live venue in Los Angeles along with the telecast producer Ken Ehrlich and The Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum.
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Rosamund Pike Set to Be 'Gone Girl', Neil Patrick Harris Eyed for Supporting Role

July 26, 2013 02:25:17 GMT

is confirmed to be the "" will look for. The Hollywood Reporter learns that the 34-year-old beauty, who is currently filming British comedy "", has been tapped to star opposite the "Armageddon" actor in the David Fincher-directed pic.
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Neil Patrick Harris Denies Dropping N-Word During Tony Awards Opening Number

June 11, 2013 07:57:32 GMT

slams Daily Mail's report of him using N-word during his performance in the opening number of Tony Awards on June 9. The Barney Stinson of "" allegedly uttered the harsh word right in 's face when the two sang and danced together on stage.
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Neil Patrick Harris Mocks Shia LaBeouf and Shows Off Magic Trick in Tony Awards Opening Number

June 10, 2013 04:03:27 GMT

indeed knows how to nicely kick off such prestigious event as Tony Awards. On his fourth-time hosting stint for the show, the 39-year-old actor of "" showcased a special musical performance on Sunday, June 9. Before showing off his singing skills, he started with a jab at a fellow actor.
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Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Host Emmy Awards for Second Time

May 30, 2013 01:40:34 GMT

has been announced as the host of this year's Primetime Emmy Awards. It will mark the second time the actor pulls the same duty after fronting the telecast back in 2009 when the show aired on CBS.
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