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Who is Neil Patrick Harris?

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and television host. Primarily known for his comedic television roles and dramatic and musical stage roles, he has received multiple accolades throughout his career, including a Tony Award, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Neil Patrick Harris on His First On-Camera Gay Sex Scene in ‘Uncoupled,’ Fake Penises and Joining ‘Doctor Who’

Neil Patrick Harris is showing a side of himself that we’ve never seen before.

In Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman’s new Netflix series “Uncoupled,” Harris stars as Michael, a gay New York real estate agent whose partner of 17 years Colin (Tuc Watkins) leaves him.

As Michael navigates dating again, stories of love, heartbreak, middle-age and unexpected sexual encounters unfold.

Harris is seen in various states of undress. In fact, the actor has his first on-camera gay sex scene on “Uncoupled,” with “Sex and the City” movie alum Gilles Marini.

“We did make out in that first scene and then between takes he goes, ‘Oh it is true? It is true what they say?’” Harris recalls. “And I said, ‘What do they say?’ And he goes, ‘I heard that it is better kissing another man than a woman and I can see this now. It is true what they say.’ My knees buckled and I was like, ‘Gosh, thanks so much.’”

The cast also includes Tisha Campbell, who plays Michael’s best friend and business partner, as well as Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas and Marcia Gay Harden. Tony winner legend André De Shields pops up as Michael’s neighbor, Jack.

Neil Patrick Harris Biography, Wiki

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant.

He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years, Harris won the part of Toto in a school production of The Wizard of Oz (1939).

His parents moved the family to Albuquerque in 1988, the same year that Harris made his film debut in two movies: Purple People Eater (1988) and Clara’s Heart (1988), which starred Whoopi Goldberg. A year later, when Neil was 16, he landed the lead role in Steven Bochco’s television series about a teen prodigy doctor at a local hospital, Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), which launched Harris into teen-heartthrob status.

The series lasted1989-1993 and earned him a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Series (1990) and a Golden Globe Nomination (1990).

Harris attended the same high school as Freddie Prinze Jr., La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. Neil acted on stage in a few plays while there, one of which was his senior play, Fiddler on the Roof (1971), in which he portrayed Lazar Wolf the butcher (1991).

Neil Patrick Harris Biography Wikipedia
Neil Patrick Harris
BornJune 15, 1973 (age 49)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
EducationLa Cueva High School
OccupationActor, singer, writer, producer, television host
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)David Burtka ​(m. 2014)​
Children2
AwardsFull list

Neil Patrick Harris Career

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician, comedian, and singer. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his teenage role as the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993).

He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon’s musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). He appeared in the films Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Gone Girl (2014).

Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011. He has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards.

He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards. In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Neil Patrick Harris Interesting Facts

  • First stage role was in an elementary-school production of The Wizard of Oz—playing Toto
  • Growing up, his parents were both lawyers and owned Perennials Restaurant in Albuquerque
  • Was discovered by screenwriter Mark Medoff while attending a youth drama camp, and was subsequently cast for the film Clara’s Heart (1988)
  • An amateur magician, he has performed tricks on late-night shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno and Carson Daly
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2002 in Proof
  • In 2010, directed Rent at the Hollywood Bowl, starring Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin and Vanessa Hudgens

Neil Patrick Harris FAQ’s

Who is Neil Patrick Harris?

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and television host. Primarily known for his comedic television roles and dramatic and musical stage roles, he has received multiple accolades throughout his career, including a Tony Award, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

How old is Neil Patrick Harris?

Neil Patrick Harris is currently 49 years old.

Who is Neil Patrick Harris’s wife?

David Burtka ​(m. 2014)​.

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