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Lou Diamond Phillips - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1962    
Place of Birth: Subic Bay Naval Air Station, Philippines
Nationality: Philippines
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His talent and exotic looks grabbed attention in the late 1980s, but Lou Diamond Phillips was unable to capitalize on his early career momentum. Soaring to success as the star of the popular Ritchie Valens biopic "La Bamba" (1987), Phillips won an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his role as a teen gang member in the powerful "Stand and Deliver"(1988). While he enjoyed mainstream success with the Brat Pack smash "Young Guns" (1988), Phillips faded as a box office star - although the notoriety of his wife Julie Cypher leaving him for Melissa Etheridge earned him unwanted headlines. Phillips continued to work, earning a Tony nomination for the lead role in Broadway's "The King and I" and serious critical attention with a role in "Courage Under Fire" (1996) alongside Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington. His bread-and-butter, however, remained guest-starring roles and indie film work. Although he charmed viewers enough to win the game show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here!" (NBC, 2009), the actor once again garnered critical acclaim for his rol... Read More
Played bar owner and the title character's best friend Henry Standing Bear on A&E's "Longmire"
2009 - 2011
Joined the final season of the SyFy series "Stargate: Universe"
Competed on the NBC reality series "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"
Helmed the Hallmark Channel movie "Love Takes Wing"
Portrayed Bolivian Communist leader Mario Monje in Steven Soderbergh's "Che: Part Two"
2005 - 2010
Cast in a recurring role on the CBS series "Numb3rs" as Agent Ian Edgerton
2005 - 2010
Cast in a recurring role on the CBS series, "Numb3rs" as Agent Ian Edgerton