From his appearance, you can see that Neil Patrick Harris has a funny personality which contributes to the fact that he is a magician. He owes his popularity as an actor to the comedy series How I Met Your Mother. Nick is also a celebrated director, producer, and television host.
Biography (Early Years & Career)
Born on June 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in the town of Ruidoso, New Mexico, Neil attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, graduating with honors in 1991. He began his film career as a child actor when the playwright Mark Medoff discovered him at a theater camp in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He made his first appearance on screen in 1988 in the drama Clara’s Heart alongside Hollywood actress Whoopi Goldberg. The film earned the young actor a Golden Globe nomination. In the same year, he also got a role in the film Purple People Eater.
His role as a teenage surgeon in Doogie Houser, M.D. between 1989 and 1993 boosted his career as a child actor. In 1995 he played the lead role in Animal Room for the first time as an adult, although he played a teenager in the film. His later roles in the 1990s included appearances in films such as The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, Starship Troopers and various versions of Harold and Kumar Stoner comedies such as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
He had his first dubbing role in 2010 when he sang the adult Dick Grayson in the cartoon Batman: Under the Red Hood and as Beagle Lou in the movie Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Other films in which he appeared in the 2000s include Beastly and The Smurfs, both of which will be released in 2011. The Smurfs 2 in 2013 and Gone Girl in 2014, a film that showed the serious side of the actor. Neil also loves the magic he portrayed in his movies like How I Met Your Mother, Glee and his role in the American Horror Story: Freak.
He has been the president of the board of directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle and in 2006 he won Tannen’s Magic Louis Award. As a host, Nick has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013 and 2015 he anchored the 87th Academy Awards for the first time.
Neil Patrick Harris is said to have net assets of about $35 million, which have accumulated over the years from his work as a comedian, presenter, actor, producer, and director.
The actor is the son of Ron Harris and Sheila Harris, who were lawyers by profession. He has only one sibling, his older brother Brian Neil, with whom he spent most of his childhood. His parents run a restaurant, which is now a Brain-owned family business.
Neil Patrick Harris’ Husband, Is He Gay or Straight?
Already in November 2006, Neil confirmed the speculations that he was gay. He made a statement in which he said he was happy to be who he was and that he was happy with what he was doing in the film industry. In September 2007, he appeared with his partner David Burtka at the Emmy Awards. The couple was also invited as guests of honor to an episode of the Top Chef Masters, which was held at Magic Castle, and on 15 September 2011, they attended the ceremony to receive Neil’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The news of their marriage reached the airwaves in September 2014 when Neil wrote on his Twitter page that they had gotten married in Italy. The duo had used the same media to announce their engagement after the same-sex marriage had become legal. Neil also revealed that they had been together since 2004, making their union a long-awaited dream.
Yes, Neil Patrick Harris is the father of children that he and his partner had through surrogate mothers. Their children are twins named Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, born on October 12, 2010. It is also known that the actor does not know which of the twins is his and it is said that he is not interested in finding out because he loves and adores both children equally.