Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, philanthropist, compose, singer and magician. He spent childhood in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Date of birth: June 15, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
He was kin on acting since early age, in school plays, taking little-kid roles in productions at the local high school like a little Mickey Roone. The most popular playing character is Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was setted for 4 Emmy Awards) furthermore he did a great job on American Horror Story Freak Show as Chester Creb, and depicted his drama side in David Fincher’s adaptation on Gone Girl as Desi Collings.
Nowadays, Neil Patrick Harris is loving and caring father and fiercely happiest husband. Living amazing life in his Harlem residence in New York. Let’s continue reading to know more about his family.
Neil Patrick Harris parents
Ron Harris (father)
Year of birth: 1946
Ron was a lawyer and own a restaurant. He once said in interview that his son always wanted to make people laugh, showing card trick.
Since childhood Neil knew that he is gay. It was hard to accept yourself correctly, especially, getting acceptance from parents and friend. He had relationships with girls even sex, but it was not the deal. Only, after twenties, having experiences in personal searching, leading the Landmark Forum, and listening Tony Robbins recording, as well visiting Robbins retreat on Hawaii, he decided to open the truth to family and friends. It took some time for parents to accept Neil’s homosexual orientation, father worried about the thing that he would never have grandchildren.
Sheila Harris (mother)
Year of birth: 1946
She was a lawyer also and helped her husband in restaurant. When Neil became popular parents left their lawyers career and were helping to respond on fan letters. Nowadays, she looks after grandkids. “Sheila is hilarious, generous, intelligent, caring mother and granny” according to Neil. Sheila and Ron have been living together for 49 years and their love had a huge impact on Neil.
Neil Patrick Harris siblings
Brian Harris (older brother, born to same parents)
Date of birth: February 4, 1970
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Brian does family business and helps to illustrate Neil’s autobiography. He is married and has two grown up kids. In interview to Rolling Stones Brian said that his brother is easy-going and openhearted person. When they were kids, they were acting in the woods all days long, created own reality.
David Burtka (spouse)
Duration of marriage: since 2014
Date of birth: May 29, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Harris first noticed attractive actor and chef David Burtka in a Broadway adaptation of Gypsy and was completely drawn to him. Unfortunately, Burtka was in relations, and it took some time before anything happened between them.
At the Emmy Awards in September 2007, Harris and Burtka appeared as an openly acknowledged pair for the first time ever. In relationship Neil is a head-driven man, otherwise, David is a heart-driven man. They have been an example for many homosexual couples.
Spouses wanted to became biological parents so they used surrogate mother service and beautiful twins were born. An important point is that parents don’t know what twin is a biological child to them. They did it, because they wanted to love both children unconditionally. Judging on different children’s behavior, both fathers think that the boy is Neil Patrick’s son and the girl is a child of David Burtka.
Neil Patrick Harris children
Harper Grace Burtka Harris (twin daughter with David Burtka via surrogate)
Date of birth: 12 October, 2010
Harper (short Har) is lovely and curious girl. Harris says that the name Harper is anagram for perfect that’s way they chose this name. She enjoys cooking together with daddy, playing with bro, watching cartoons. Being a father is great but very hard as Neil says.
Gideon Scott Burtka Harris (twin son with David Burtka via surrogate)
Date of birth: October 12, 2010
Gideon, Gid for short, was named after Gideon Rubin an artist whose picture of sitting boy is on the wall in Harlem residence. Gid is awesome boy full of energy and life. He likes Yankees, card games. Indeed, for Harris being a parent is the most challenging thing he ever done, and continue doing, but it’s also the greatest joy in Neil’s life.