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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-Hosted Oscars Hits Lowest Ratings Since 2009

February 24, 2015 16:41:43 GMT

The 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, February 22 gets lukewarm response from viewers. Airing on ABC and hosted by , the Oscars fall down 16% in ratings from last year and reaches the lowest mark in six years.
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Neil Patrick Harris Has Star-Studded Dinner After Hosting Oscars 2015

February 23, 2015 18:07:01 GMT

and David Burtka enjoyed a dinner with their celebrity friends after the "" star hosted the Academy Awards Sunday night, February 22. The group grabbed a meal at The Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris Strips Down to His Undies While Spoofing 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash'

February 23, 2015 07:05:32 GMT

stripped down to his Y-front underwear during the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22. Neil imitated a scene from "" and a famous line from "".
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Neil Patrick Harris Gets Wax Treatment That'll Be Unveiled in May

February 19, 2015 02:27:29 GMT

is the next Hollywood celeb to get wax treatment after . The actor-comedian's wax figure is currently placed at Madame Tussauds in Orlando and is slated to be officially unveiled on May 4, when the museum's newest location opens inside the Orlando Eye.
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Video: Neil Patrick Harris Teases 'a Hint of Magic' at 2015 Oscars

February 17, 2015 02:47:47 GMT

is ready to host the 2015 Oscars. In a video shared by The Academy on Monday, February 16, the "" star is seen sharing what he has been doing as he prepares for the big show and describes his job as the event's host. "You want them to be comfortable [after] the red carpet, so you have to make them feel like it's all gonna be good," he says of the event's guests.
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'Frozen' Songwriters Tapped to Write Neil Patrick Harris' Musical Number for Oscars

January 27, 2015 20:55:22 GMT

is teaming up with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for the upcoming 87th Academy Awards on February 22. The songwriters behind "" hit soundtrack "Let It Go" are enlisted to write "an original multimedia, musical sequence" dubbed "Moving Pictures" for the Oscar host.
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Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis Join Matt Damon in 'Downsizing'

January 09, 2015 03:51:36 GMT

Three more actors are reported to have joined Alexander Payne's "". Just one day after a report saying would join in the movie emerged, TheWrap reported on Thursday, January 8 that , and would be joining the cast.
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Anne Hathaway's Advice to Neil Patrick Harris: 'Do the Opposite of What I Did' at the Oscars

January 07, 2015 02:55:28 GMT

has little advice for who is tapped to host the upcoming Oscars ceremony in February. The "" actress who hosted the annual awards show alongside in 2011 shared some words regarding the upcoming ceremony in an interview with the New York Times which was published on Tuesday, January 6. When asked if she had some advice for the actor, Hathaway replied, "Do the opposite of what I did, and you'll be fine."
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Neil Patrick Harris Mocks New Year Resolutions in New Oscar Promo

January 03, 2015 03:57:09 GMT

A new Oscar promo featuring was released on New Year's Eve to welcome the new year of 2015. Looking dapper in a tux, the "" star mocks one new year resolution which usually people fail to achieve by the end of the year in the new clip.
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Neil Patrick Harris Does Magic in New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Photos

January 03, 2015 02:33:57 GMT

shows his magic trick in new photos from ": Freak Show". Donning a top hat and a red jacket, the actor playing Chester shows his saw, a tool used in his performance, in one picture. He looks serious in another image as he's cutting a box which possibly contains a human.
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Neil Patrick Harris Stars in Christmas-Themed Promo for 2015 Oscars

December 25, 2014 23:52:31 GMT

promotes the upcoming 87th Academy Awards on Christmas Day. Wearing a tuxedo with a fitting red scarf to represent the joyful holiday, the "" star shares an idea for a perfect Christmas gift.
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First Look at Neil Patrick Harris on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

December 19, 2014 04:55:23 GMT

Back in October, it was confirmed that and his husband David Burtka would appear on ": Freak Show". Now, first look at the "" alum on the FX series has been unveiled via a promo for the show's midseason return.
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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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