Centered around a misanthropic medical genius who led a team of diagnostics at a New Jersey hospital, despite his dependence for pain medication, House proved to be a successful new spin on the medical drama format — particularly with its celebrated lead turn from Hugh Laurie's award-winning performance. Created by David Shore, the Emmy-winning series ran for eight seasons on Fox and it was one of the highest-rated shows on television during its peak. It also notably elevated Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde's careers, who joined the acclaimed series during its second half. Having concluded its run in 2012, it's been eight years since House aired on TV. Here's what the cast of House has been working on since the program came to a close.
Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House)
As Dr. Gregory House, the troubled title character of House and Head of Diagnostic Medicine, Hugh Laurie gave an award-winning performance at the center of this show, and the only actor to appear in every episode of its nearly 200-episode run. A celebrated English comedian who was previously best known for A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, and Stuart Little 1 & 2, House gave Laurie a great deal of acclaim as a dramatic actor, furthering his career in the U.S.
Since House concluded, Laurie has notably appeared in the mini-series The Night Manager, as well as HBO's acclaimed satire, Veep, for which he earned his 10th Emmy nomination. He also starred in the short-lived series, Chance, and he appeared in Catch-22, Tomorrowland and Holmes & Watson. He's currently seen on the HBO space comedy, Avenue 5, from the creator of Veep. Next, Hugh Laurie stars in The Personal History of David Copperfield, which should come out later this year. He's also a celebrated author and blues musician.
Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Lisa Cuddy)
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy, an endocrinologist and Dean of Medicine who had a passionate working/personal relationship with Dr. House, Lisa Edelstein had a primary role in House until its seventh season finale. The character resigns from her position, and she wasn't seen in the show's final season. After her time on this drama series, Edelstein played the lead role in Bravo's dramedy series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, which concluded in 2018. Edelstein had recurring roles in Castle, American Dad, The Legend of Korra, The Good Doctor, The Kominsky Method, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild ensemble nomination, and House of Lies — a different House altogether. The actress also played a role in the indie dramedy, Joshy, and she recently starred in Phoenix, Oregon, which was released earlier this year. Up next, Edelstein will be seen in Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets.
Omar Epps (Dr. Eric Foreman)
Playing the part of Dr. Eric Foreman, a neurology specialist in Dr. House's diagnostic team, Omar Epps was seen prominently throughout House's eight season run. Previously seen in Juice, Higher Learning, The Wood, Love and Basketball, ER, Scream 2, Major League II, Against the Ropes, and Dracula 2000, among other movies and shows, prior to his work in this acclaimed Fox series, House wasn't Epps' claim to fame, but it was quite easily among his most prominent roles. When House came to an end in 2012, the actor played a role in ABC's short-lived Resurrection and became a lead in USA's Shooter, which ran from 2016-2018. He also starred in Almost Christmas, Traffik, 3022, and played a reoccurring role in NBC's This Is Us. Next, he'll be seen in Fatal Affair. Outside of acting, Epps published an autobiographical book, From Fatherless to Fatherhood, in 2018.
Olivia Wilde (Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley)
When Olivia Wilde joined House in 2007 as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley, the actress was still a relative newcomer, having appeared in several small film and TV roles. But as her work on the show continued, Wilde's profile grew, she starred in movies like Alpha Dog, TRON: Legacy, The Change-Up and Cowboys & Aliens. When House concluded, Wilde continued expanding her movie career with Drinking Buddies, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Rush, The Lazarus Effect, and Love the Coopers. She also starred in HBO's short-lived Vinyl, and made her Broadway debut with 2017's 1984. Most notably, Wilde made her directorial debut with last year's acclaimed coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart. This paved the way for a promising new career behind-the-camera. She also starred in December's Richard Jewell in a controversial role. Next, Wilde's slated to direct and star in Don't Worry, Darling. She's also attached to direct Perfect.
Jesse Spencer (Dr. Robert Chase)
As Dr. Robert Chase, the diagnostic team's surgeon and intensive care specialist, Jesse Spencer played a prominent role throughout House's tenure. The Australian actor was previously known for Neighbours and Uptown Girl, though House is arguably considered his most famous role. Nevertheless, once the Fox medical show concluded, Spencer joined another long-running series. Specifically, Spencer can be seen as Lieutenant/Captain Matthew Casey on the NBC drama series, Chicago Fire. He got the gig in 2012 and still remains on the popular series. Additionally, the actor played Casey in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med, respectively, and he also appeared in 2015's action/crime-thriller, The Girl Is in Trouble. Furthermore, Spencer lent his voice to a brief role in Phineas and Ferb. Outside of acting, Spencer keeps in touch with Hugh Laurie through their charity cover group, Band from TV. He plays the violin in this ensemble.
Jennifer Morrison (Dr. Allison Cameron)
Playing Dr. Allison Cameron, an immunologist in Dr. House's diagnostic team, Jennifer Morrison played a primary role in House until Season 6, when she was written out of the series. Morrison returned briefly in 2010 and made an appearance in the series finale, but her tenure on House was over shortly before House's own conclusion. Since House, Morrison has prominently starred in ABC's Once Upon A Time, but she also appeared in Warrior, Star Trek (2009), and How I Met Your Mother. Morrison also starred in Amityville: The Awakening, The Report, Assassination Nation, and, recently, Bombshell. She also acted in an Off-Broadway production of The End of Longing, in 2017 and joined her former House co-star Omar Epps in This Is Us. Additionally, Morrison made her directorial debut with Netflix's Sun Dogs, which she also starred in. She also directed an episode of HBO's Euphoria.
Robert Sean Leonard (Dr. James Wilson)
Playing Dr. James Wilson, the Head of Department of Oncology and a close friend/colleague of Dr. House, Robert Sean Leonard played a persistent role in House. Best known for his role in Dead Poets Society, and a Tony-winning actor for his performance in The Invention of Love, Leonard appears on the stage and screen, though House gave the actor a sizable role on the popular series. Once House concluded, Leonard played a reoccurring role in Falling Skies. The award-winning actor also returned to the stage in To Kill a Mockingbird, Prodigal Son, Camelot, Broadway's revival of Sunday in the Park with George, and, recently, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo in 2018. He also had a reoccurring role in Law & Order: SVU, as well as parts in The Good Wife, The Blacklist, Battle Creek, Blue Bloods, and the mini-series The Hot Zone.
Kal Penn (Dr. Lawrence Kutner)
As Dr. Lawrence Kutner, a sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Kal Penn joined House in the middle of its fourth season, i.e. its own midpoint. Best known for playing Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar series and Taj in the Van Wilder movies, Penn's appearance in this medical drama was a notable departure from his comedies, though Penn previously received praise for 2007's underrated drama, The Namesake. In 2009, Penn left House to join the White House in President Barack Obama's administration as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, though he stepped away for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. He returned to the position afterward, but left again after accepting a part in How I Met Your Mother. Penn has since appeared in Designated Survivor and hosted Superhuman. He also co-created and lead the NBC series, Sunnyside.
Amber Tamblyn (Dr. Martha Masters)
As Dr. Martha Masters, a reserved, socially awkward medical student based on one of the actress' real-life best friends, Amber Tamblyn was a late-in-the-game addition to House, serving a multi-episode arc in the seventh, second-to-last season and making a brief appearance in the series finale. While Dr. Masters didn't have an extensive stay in the series, it was a personal character for Tamblyn to play. Though she's best known for Joan of Arcadia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, as well as The Ring, Two and a Half Men, and 127 Hours, Tamblyn is also an accomplished author and a filmmaker. She wrote several poetry books, and she recently published both a novel and a memoir since House ended. Additionally, Tamblyn directed and co-wrote 2016's Paint It Black, and she's expected to star in an upcoming TV adaptation of Y: The Last Man.
Peter Jacobson (Dr. Chris Taub)
As Dr. Chris Taub, a plastic surgeon who joins Dr. House's diagnostic team in Season 4, Peter Jacobson is another actor who gained a prominent role in House during its midway point. But, unlike Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde, Jacobson kept a consistent presence throughout the remainder of the series. A character actor who made appearances in NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Good Night And Good Luck, As Good As It Gets, Private Parts, ER, Entourage, and more before his time on this medical drama, House was undeniably the actor's biggest, most prominent work. Following its conclusion, Jacobson starred in Colony from 2016-2018. He also starred in Ray Donovan and Law & Order: SVU, and made appearances in Chicago P.D., It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Madam Secretary, and Fear the Walking Dead. Jacobson also recently starred in The Goldfinch. He'll be seen in Violet next.
Odette Annable (Dr. Jessica Adams)
As Dr. Jessica Adams, a prison clinic physician who met Dr. House in prison and later joined his diagnostic team, Odette Annable was a considerably late addition to House. She was only seen in the show's final season, though she was already an established star when she joined the series. Notably, Annable (formally Yustman) starred in 2008's Cloverfield, as well as The Unborn, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and October Road. Her prominent role in House's final season continued to establish her television presence.
Once the show wrapped, Annable had a main role in Pure Genius and later Supergirl, while she had multi-episode narratives in Banshee, The Astronaut Wives Club, Two and a Half Men, and more. Most recently, Annable starred in Tell Me A Story's second season. She also briefly returned to Supergirl. Next, Annable's set to appear in the ABC series, Thirtysomething(else).
Charlyne Yi (Dr. Chi Park)
Playing Dr. Chi Park, a neurologist with anger management issues, Charlyne Yi was another late-in-the-game addition to House's main cast. Also, the dramatic series was a departure from the comedian's typically light-hearted work, which could include music, magic, and other quirky elements. While it never gained wide commercial success, Yi was notably best known for producing, co-writing, and starring in the 2009 romantic comedy Paper Heart, which also starred Michael Cera. She was also seen in Knocked Up. Nowadays, Yi primarily works as a voice actress, notably playing regular roles in We Bare Bears and Steven Universe. She was also seen in The Disaster Artist, Always Be My Maybe, Jexi, and heard in Trolls World Tour. She also had a guest role in Good Girls. Yi is also an accomplished musician and author; she recently published a book of poetry. She'll next appear in Happily.
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Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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