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Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips' versatility has allowed him success in theatre, television and feature films as well as directing, writing and producing.

Phillips first came to the public's attention when he starred as Richie Valens in La Bamba. He then solidified his reputation in Stand and Deliver, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination. Phillips also co-starred in Ed Zwick's critically acclaimed drama, Courage Under Fire, where he received strong reviews and a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actor. Recently he starred in CHE, alongside Benicio Del Toro and Benjamin Bratt. Other notable film credits include Supernova, Hollywood Homicide, Young Guns, The Big Hit, Brokedown Palace and El Cortez.

Phillips earned a Tony nomination for Best Actor, for his performance as the King of Siam in the Broadway production of Roger & Hammerstein's The King and I, which received six Tony nominations in all. He recently starred in the national tour of Camelot, as King Arthur.

Phillips can next be seen on the SciFi series Stargate: Universe alongside Robert Carlyle and Ming-Na, and Lou also continues appear on the hit series Numb3rs as Agent Ian Edgerton. A few of his other memorable television credits include: Psych, Law and Order: SVU, Wolf Lake, The Beast and The Triangle.

As a director, Phillips most recently helmed the Hallmark Channel movie Love Takes Wing. He made his directorial debut with Dangerous Touch, a psychological thriller that he co-wrote for HBO. Lou has also directed episodes of Resurrection Blvd., The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone.

Phillips, originally born in the Philippines, was raised in Texas. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Yvonne. He has four daughters Indigo, Grace, Isabella and Lili.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Lou Diamond Phillips Facts

Birth NameLou Upchurch
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1962 (62)
BirthplaceSubic Bay Naval Station, Philippines
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Lou Diamond Phillips compared to you?

Selected Filmography

8:00 P.M.
The 33
Sniper Zero
Longmire: The Complete Fourth Season
Psy vs. Psy
Death Toll
Stand and Deliver
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