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Neil Patrick Harris (actor)

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Who is Neil Patrick Harris?

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician, comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards. As a child star he played the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D.. He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series. He has also appeared in the films Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2 and Gone Girl. 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 also 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 will host the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. In 2014, he starred as the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

  • also known as NPH, Neil Harris, Neal Harris, Neal Patrick Harris
  • born on (42 years ago) in Albuquerque, child of Ron Harris and Sheila Harris
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: La Cueva High School
  • profession: Actor, voice actor, magician, singer, television producer, musician, film producer, television director, screenwriter, comedian, dancer, presenter
  • spouses:
    • Domestic partnership with David Burtka between and (10 years)
    • Marriage with David Burtka since
  • parent of
  • albums: "Dream On", "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit"
  • filmography:
  • TV series:
  • film produced: The 67th Annual Tony Awards
  • film directed: Untitled Peter Knight Comedy Project
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture - "Clara's Heart" (role: David Hart)
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • Young Artist Award - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy - "Doogie Howser, M.D." (role: Doogie Howser)
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • Young Artist Award - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • Young Artist Award - "Doogie Howser, M.D."
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television - "How I Met Your Mother" (role: Barney Stinson)
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television - "How I Met Your Mother" (role: Barney Stinson)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • Streamy Awards - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male - "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" (as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - "Glee" (Dream On)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (63rd Annual Tony Awards), with Glenn Weiss & Ricky Kirshner
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - "Glee" (Dream On)
      • VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male - "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" (as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man)
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (63rd Annual Tony Awards), with Ricky Kirshner & Glenn Weiss
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star - "Glee"
      • nominated to Shorty Award for Actor - "ActuallyNPH"
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • Shorty Award for Actor - "ActuallyNPH"
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (The 65th Annual Tony Awards), with Ricky Kirshner & Glenn Weiss
      • nominated to Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (The 66th Annual Tony Awards), with Ricky Kirshner & Glenn Weiss
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (66th Tony Awards), with Glenn Weiss & Ricky Kirshner
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor - "How I Met Your Mother"
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Bromance - "How I Met Your Mother" (Ted, Marshall & Barney), with Josh Radnor & Jason Segel
      • nominated to Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor - "The Smurfs 2" (as Patrick Winslow)
      • nominated to Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical - "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical - "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
      • nominated to Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special - "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" (2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade), with Nick Cannon, Lara Spencer, Sharon Everitt & Ryan Polito
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical - "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
      • Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs - "Tony Awards" (The 67th Annual Tony Awards), with Ricky Kirshner & Glenn Weiss

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