Born in Albuquerque, in New Mexico, Neil Patrick Harris was raised up in a small town of Ruidoso. This is located one-hundred twenty miles south. This is also the place where he first studied acting.
At the age of sixteen, he played his leading role in a television series, under the direction of Steven Bochco. He also acted at the stage in some of the plays; he portrayed his role as Lazar Wolf.
Apart from it, he became interested in stage acting. He also started on his screen roles for almost nine years. He also accepted his role as Mark Cohen in the musical production, “Rent”. His performance led him garnering an award, in the year of 1997.
He continued on his musical and reprised his role for almost six nights. He did this in his own hometown in Albuquerque, in New Mexico.