Who Is Hugh Laurie’s Wife Jo Green? How Many Children Does The Couple Have? Are They Still Together?

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Who Is Hugh Laurie’s Wife Jo Green? How Many Children Does The Couple Have? Are They Still Together?
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Jo Green, 66, is a theater administrator, director, and writer by profession. She is better known as the wife of Emmy Award-nominee English actor Hugh Laurie.

Green is also popular for working in the film The Oxford Murders and her work in the short TV documentary GoldenEye: The Secret Files. She even wrote, directed, and produced a fifteen-minute long short film titled Spirits.

As a celebrity spouse, Jo is obviously one of the most talked-about celebrities of all time. She was most recently spotted alongside her husband Hugh in Mayfair in May 2022. Here, we will talk more about her career achievements, her marital life with Laurie, and many more.

Jo Green is from London: Details on Early Life

She was born in London, the United Kingdom in the year 1956. She is 66 years old as of 2022 and stands at a height of 5 ft.

As per reports, Green is three years older than her husband Hugh Laurie who was born on 11th June 1959. He is 63 years old as of 2022. Laurie was born to parents Ran Laurie and Patricia Laurie in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Jo Green and actor husband Hugh Laurie
Green and Laurie have been together for over 3 decades

Green holds British nationality and comes from a Caucasian ethnic background. Whereas, her husband has Scottish ancestry. Besides this, Jo has not talked about her siblings and family.

What Does Jo Green do? Details of her Career

As mentioned above, Joanne is a writer, and director, and was once a theater administrator by profession. Though only a little is known about her career achievements, she has surely worked in a few named movies/TV shows.

According to various sources, Green provided legal services in the 2008 mystery thriller film The Oxford Murders. The movie stars Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, and others. Similarly, she also worked as the production assistant in the 1997 film GoldenEye: The Secret Files starring Peter Aston, Sean Bean, and Pierce Brosnan.

Joanne Green’s Husband Hugh Laurie Is A Renowned Actor – A Brief Detail Of His Career

As we’ve already mentioned before, Green’s husband Hugh Laurie is an Emmy-nominated actor, comedian, writer, and musician born in England.

Laurie began his professional journey from the Cambridge Footlights making his debut with the performance The Cellar Tapes alongside his partner Stephen Fry. The comedy duo then went on to work on various projects throughout the 1980s and 1990s including the Blackadder series, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, and more.

The actor-writer landed his breakthrough role as Dr. Gregory House in the Fox medical drama TV series, House alongside Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Dooley, and others in 2004. He starred in the show for eight years until 2012.

English actor and comedian Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in the series House back in 2004

For his role as Gregory House, Laurie was nominated for a handful of awards and accolades like the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards winning the Screen Actors Guild awards, Television Critics Association awards, and others.

Furthermore, he garnered further fame with his works in Veep, The Night Manager, Chance, Catch-22, Avenue 5, and Roadkill. His most recent role is Dr. James Nicholson in Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

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Apart from his acting career, Laurie was also involved in the music industry as well. His debut album, Let Them Talk was released on 18 April 2011 with Warner Bros. Records. Two years later, he released his second studio album called, Didn’t It Rain.

A few other lists of his work are You Don’t Know My Mind, Winin’ Boy Blues, Wild Honey, Stick It Out, and If I Can’t Have You.

Laurie Is Also An Author

Talking about Laurie’s versatile career, he is also a writer/author. His first novel The Gun Seller was published in 1996. The book is an intricate thriller laced with Wodehouseian humor and was a best seller.

The second installment, The Paper Soldier was originally scheduled for publication by September 2009, however, it has not hit the printers yet.

Jo Green & Hugh Laurie Are Married For 33 Years- How Did They First Meet?

The parents of three first met back in the 1980s through a mutual friend way before Laurie had become a household name in the comedy world. Joanne was working as a theater administrator at that time.

They began dating and shortly after that welcomed their first child, Charles Archibald Laurie in November 1988.

Jo Green and her husband Hugh Laurie
Joanne and Hugh on their wedding day in 1989

A year after their firstborn, they wed on 16th June 1989 in the Camden area of London amidst family and close friends. English actor and comedian Stephen Fry was the best man and the godfather of their children.

Their second child, William Albert Laurie was born in January 1991  and their daughter Rebecca Laurie was born on 10th September 1993.

Laure’s Work In House Brought Tension In Their Marriage

After Hugh landed the role of Dr. Gregory in the TV series House, he moved to Los Angeles for filming, leaving his wife and three children back in London. During that time, the 10-time Primetime Emmy nominated actor would spend about nine months (every year) away from home and his family.

The distance gradually put a strain on his marital life with Jo. On top of that, the series of events led him into depression. During an interview with Daily Mail in 2010, he said,

“I wouldn’t say that doing the series has made my marriage easier. Better? I don’t know about that either. Doing weekly TV is like joining the Navy and going on the other side of the world for ten months of the year.”

Although he tried to move his wife and children to Los Angeles with him, the decision was changed due to personal reasons. Over the course of nine years, Laurie would fly to UK to meet his family as much as possible.

Hugh Laurie once Cheated On His Wife Of Over Three Decades

In 2002, Laurie confirmed his extra-marital affair during an interview with Evening Standard. He said that due to his depression he had a brief attraction with a film director with whom he had worked once before. Besides that, Hugh didn’t specify further details.

Is Jo Green As Rich As Her Multi-Millionaire Husband?

As her present endeavors are not known, her current net worth is also under the radar. Some online tabloids estimated her fortune at around $1 million in 2022.

On the other hand, her husband Hugh Laurie has a massive net worth of $45 million in mid-2022. Initially, he made $300,000 per episode to $7 million per season in House. Later on, he received $700,000 per episode with $16 million per season.

Back in 2008, Hugh bought a 3,242 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms house in Los Tilos Road, Los Angeles, CA for about $3.84 million. As for now, the couple resides in Belsize Park, London, England.