Born: June 15, 1973
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, comedian, producer, and television host. He was born on June 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Harris began his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and theater productions.
His breakthrough role came in 1989 when he starred as the child prodigy doctor, Doogie Howser, M.D., in the television series of the same name. The show earned him widespread recognition and a loyal fan base.
After the end of “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” Harris transitioned to Broadway, where he showcased his singing and dancing talents in musicals like “Rent” and “Assassins.” He received critical acclaim for his performances and won a Tony Award for his role in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” in 2014.
In 2005, Harris had a career-defining role as the legendary womanizer, Barney Stinson, in the hit television sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” His portrayal of the character earned him several award nominations and further established him as a versatile actor with impeccable comedic timing.
Harris has also been a frequent host of major award shows, including the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Academy Awards. His hosting skills, combined with his natural charm and wit, made him a favorite among audiences.
Beyond television and theater, Harris has appeared in numerous films, such as “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” “Gone Girl,” and the “Smurfs” franchise. He has also lent his voice to animated projects like “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “The Lego Movie.”
In addition to his acting career, Harris is openly gay and has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He has been involved in various charitable endeavors and has used his platform to promote equality and acceptance.
Neil Patrick Harris is widely admired for his talent, versatility, and charismatic presence. His contributions to the entertainment industry have solidified his place as a beloved figure in both television and theater.
Neil Patrick Harris’s 5 most popular quotes
- Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less concerned about what society thinks they need to be.
- Love is awesome and endless, but it is constantly changing its form. You love something for what it is, then it changes. But that change can make you love it even more.
- I often feel like books find us for reasons, and we read them when we need them the most.
- I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.
- I need to stop carving out four-hour chunks to do random things and go home and watch my children grow up.
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