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Neil Patrick Harris        

Emmy-Nominated American Actor & Broadway Star

Born on June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Neil Patrick Harris is the son of attorneys. Harris grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where he got his start in acting as Toto in a grade school production of "The Wizard of Oz." He appeared in several plays and musicals while attending La Cueva High School.

In 1988, at the age of 15, Neil Patrick Harris won a Golden Globe nomination for his performance opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the drama "Clara's Heart." The following year, he landed the leading role as a teenage surgeon on ABC's "Doogie Howser, M.D." The show was a hit, and for several years Harris was synonymous with his small-screen persona. He was nominated again for a Golden Globe for his work on the show, which ran for four seasons.

For the next several years, Neil Patrick Harris continued to stay busy, though his projects failed to reach the same success as "Doogie Howser, M.D." He appeared in supporting roles on the big screen in such films as "Starship Troopers," "The Next Best Thing" and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." He also starred as a neurotic editor opposite Tony Shalhoub in the NBC sitcom "Stark Raving Mad." Harris also appeared on Broadway in "Proof," "Assassins" and "Rent," as well as a critically acclaimed performance as the host in "Cabaret."

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Harris earned acclaim for several made-for-TV movies, including "My Antonia," "Joan of Arc" and "The Christmas Blessing." He landed another sitcom success in 2005 with his role as the womanizing Barney Stinson in CBS's "How I Met Your Mother."

Harris has enjoyed great success as the host of Broadway's biggest award show, the Tonys. He has served as the event's master of ceremonies four times—in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, winning three Emmys as well for his hosting duties. Then in 2014, Harris won his first Tony Award in the category of Best Leading Actor in a Musical, portraying the title character in the edgy rock production, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The show won for Best Featured Actress (Lena Hall) and Best Revival as well.

Harris publicly announced his sexual orientation in 2006, making a statement in People magazine: "I am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man, living my life to the fullest."



Neil Patrick Harris as Emmys host: How did he do? - CBS News

The "How I Met Your Mother" star brought a few laughs and did a song-and- dance number while hosting the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night.

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Neil Patrick Harris, his fiance David Burtka and their two twins Harper and Gideon, 3, were spotted dressed as Alice in Wonderland for Halloween.

Neil Patrick Harris Dons Drag For the Broadway Revival of Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris covers himself in glitter on the new poster for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Neil Patrick Harris and His Twins Vacation With Elton John's Family ...

See adorable pictures of Neil Patrick Harris, partner David Burtka and their twins on vacation in St. Tropez with Elton John's family.

Neil Patrick Harris Buys Harlem Brownstone for $3.6 Million: Pictures

Neil Patrick Harris and his fiance, David Burtka, have reportedly bought a Harlem Brownstone for $3.6 million in NYC -- see pictures of the home.

Can Neil Patrick Harris Put the Spark Back in Live TV?

"I didn't even know that it was on," said Harris, who hopes his new series, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, avoids the same fate. Kicking off Sept. 15, it is  ...

TV Talk-Live! Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris premieres Tuesday!
Oscars 2015: How was Neil Patrick Harris as host? - CBS News

NPH cracked jokes, stripped to his underwear and performed a musical number at the 87th Academy Awards.

Neil Patrick Harris to star in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Of all the actors who could've played Count Olaf in A Series Of Unfortunate Events, we're not quite sure if this is the one we would've picked.

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