Neil Patrick Harris

Born Jun 15, 1974

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, director, producer and magician. He is best known for the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D. , the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold &; Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on June 15, 1973.


1991 18 Years Old He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, graduating with high honors in 1991. … Read More


1995 22 Years Old Harris' first film role as an adult was 1995's Animal Room, although he portrayed a teenager. … Read More
2001 28 Years Old Harris has worked on Broadway in both musical and dramatic roles. He played Tobias Ragg in the 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd.
2002 29 Years Old In 2002, he performed beside Anne Heche in Proof.


2003 30 Years Old In 2003, he took the role of the Emcee in Cabaret alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley. … Read More
2004 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, he performed the dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway in the musical revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. … Read More
2005 32 Years Old From 2005 to 2014, Harris played Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer, in the CBS ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother. … Read More
2007 34 Years Old Harris attended the Emmy Awards in September 2007 with his fiancé David Burtka, later confirming the relationship.
2008 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Harris guest-starred on Sesame Street as the Sesame Street Fairy Shoe Person.
In 2009, he hosted the 7th Annual TV Land Awards and appeared as a guest judge on Season 9 of American Idol.
On August 21, 2010, he won two Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, one of which was for his guest performance in the television series Glee.
2011 38 Years Old Following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York on June 24, 2011, Harris and Burtka announced their engagement via Twitter, stating that they had proposed to each other five years earlier but kept the engagement secret until same-sex marriage became legal.


2013 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Harris hosted the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013, marking his second time hosting the event.
…  In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. … Read More
2015 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 22, 2015, Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards; it was his first time hosting the ceremony, and the first time an openly gay man hosted the Academy Awards.
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