Popular on-screen, screen, and stage performer Neil Patrick Harris. He performs professionally as a singer and songwriter, presents TV and award events, and also produces motion pictures and award ceremonies.
He is well-known for his role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, one of the top American comedies.
Neil Patrick Harris Biography
Harris was born on June 13, 1973, to Sheila Gail (née Scott; born 1946) and Ronald Gene Harris in Albuquerque, New Mexico (born 1946). He was raised in Ruidoso, New Mexico, together with his siblings and older brother. His father was a lawyer who had recently opened a restaurant in Mexico.
He attended La Cueva Excellent School in Albuquerque to finish his studies, where he received high honours and graduated in 1991.
In terms of his personal relationships, Harris dated Christine Taylor from 1997 to 1998. In a 2008 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, he described how the relationship helped him realize his actual sexuality: “She’s the coolest, sweetest person you’ve ever met. I reasoned, “If I’m not going to experience the incredible sparks with her, it probably suggests I’m gay.”
In November 2006, Harris declared, “I am quite proud to declare that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel extremely lucky to be working with beautiful people in the business I love. I am pleased to clarify any misunderstandings or misconceptions and am quite proud to declare that I am a straight man who enjoys being a straight man.”
In September 2007, Harris and David Burtka announced their engagement after going to the Emmy Awards together. According to Harris, their romance started in 2004 during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On August 14, 2010, Harris and Burtka revealed that they were expecting twins via a surrogate mother. Their children, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace were born on October 12, 2010.
Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth :
Neil Patrick is thought to have a net worth of around $50 million. To make ends meet, Neil works as a well-known American actor-director and journalist.
According to Neil, the series “How I Met Your Mother” earned $400,000 every episode. While he made almost $18 million in 2014 from endowment deals, as well as earnings from Sedg and the Angry Inch, Through the same branding and promotions in 2013, he was able to make $13 million. He is renowned for being among the highest-paid comedians and actors.
|Name:||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||15 June 1973 (48 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Neil Patrick Harris began acting as a child very early in his career. He was seen by author Mark Medoff while taking part in a theatre camp, and he was subsequently cast in the 1988 movie Clara’s Heart. He also had a role in the kid’s film Purple People Eater the same year. While he had already made a name for himself in the film industry, his major breakthrough occurred the next year, in 1989, when he landed the lead part in Doogie Houser, M.D. The series had four seasons and nominated Neil Patrick Harris for a Golden Globe. In the program, Harris portrayed a young doctor with a brilliant mind.
After Doogie Houser, M.D. ended in 1993, Neil Patrick Harris concentrated on acting in motion pictures. He was a participant in the 1994 film Snowboard: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story. Neil Patrick Harris later made the switch to adult roles, beginning in 1995 with Animal Room. Neil Patrick Harris had a significant part in the 1997 sci-fi classic Starship Troopers. He also had a lead role in the Rent musical that year. In 1999, he went on to star in the three-part miniseries Joan of Arc.
In the NBC sitcom Stark Raving Mad, Neil Patrick Harris landed a second recurring part in 1999. In 2000, the show was over. He made his cinematic debut again in the 2000s The Next Best Thing before landing a part in the made-for-TV picture The Wedding Dress. Neil Patrick Harris performed the role of Tobias Ragg in a theatre performance of Sweeney Todd in 2001. In 2002, he performed on stage once more with Proof. He made an appearance in Undercover Brother in 2002.
Neil Patrick Harris won praise from critics in 2003 for his work in a Cabaret stage play. In the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle from 2004, he portrayed a funny version of himself. In two Harold & Kumar sequels, he played the same party-loving, woman-obsessed version of himself. He also joined the musical Assassins’ cast that same year.
How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris portrayed Barney Stinson in the popular comedy How I Met Your Mother from 2005 until 2014. Excellent ratings and evaluations were given to the program. Critics singled out Neil Patrick Harris for acclaim, and he was given a prize for being the best TV comedy actor. He spent the majority of this time working on How I Met Your Mother, but he also found time to work on other acting endeavors. He secured cameo appearances on TV programs like Numb3rs, Sesame Street, and Glee.
Neil Patrick Harris is a skilled voice actor as well. In the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, he voiced Nightwing. He also did voice acting for films including Justice League: The New Frontier, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Smurfs, and The Smurfs 2, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The Legend of Tarzan, Justice League, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Family Guy, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Robot Chicken, and The Penguins of Madagascar are just a few of the TV shows that Neil Patrick Harris has voiced roles in.
Neil Patrick Harris demonstrated his acting prowess in a more somber part in Gone Girl in 2014. The movie received favorable reviews from reviewers and did well at the box office. He also starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch that year. For his performance, Neil Patrick Harris was honored with a Tony Award. He starred in two American Horror Story episodes in 2015. He signed on to play Olaf in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events in 2016, and he did so until the show’s conclusion in 2019. Neil Patrick Harris was confirmed to make an appearance in the fourth Matrix movie that year.
Neil Patrick Harris has hosted a number of award ceremonies in addition to acting. He received a Primetime Emmy Award each year while hosting the Tony Awards four times. Harris acted as the Emmy Awards host in 2009 and 2013. He presided over the Academy Awards in 2015. Although it is said that Neil Patrick Harris received offers to host the Late Show and The Late Late Show, he ultimately declined. Additionally, he served as the host of Genius Junior.
Neil Patrick Harris and actor David Burtka started dating in 2004. Using a surrogate mother, the couple welcomed twins in 2010. The couple wed in 2014 following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act. The first gay man to host the Academy Awards is Neil Patrick Harris.
Neil and David purchased an 8,000-square-foot townhouse in Harlem for $3.6 million in 2013. Neil and David offered this house for sale in August 2021 for a price of $7.3 million after making significant renovations and residing there for a while. They marketed it for $7.1 million in May 2022.
They once owned a house in Sherman Oaks, California, which they sold for $3 million in 2014.
Neil and David purchased a 13.5-acre estate in East Hampton, New York, for $5.5 million in 2017.