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Lou Diamond Phillips ACTOR

Lou Diamond Phillips was born on February 17th, 1962 in Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines.  He was born with the birth name Lou Diamond Upchurch to Lucita Aranas and Gerald Upchurch, and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.  After graduating from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, Texas he enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington and later earned a degree in Drama.  
After earning his degree he began to pursue a fulltime career in acting.  He first appeared as an extra on the film "Time Bomb" (1984) followed by a small role on television on the series, "Dallas" (1985) and then his first real breakout role was in 1987 hit film "La Bamba" portraying the late rock 'n roll singer Richie Valens.
This role was succeeded by other films such as, "Young Guns" (1988), "Young Guns II" (1990), "The Big Hit" (1998), "Courage Under Fire" (1996) and "Love Takes Wing" (2009).  In addition to working in films he also performed as a stage actor in such productions as, "The King and I" and "Camelot".
Phillips has also made numerous television appearances on such series as, "NCIS", "24", "Numb3rs", "Stargate Universe" and is on the Food Network reality series, "Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off" (2012).
More recently he has also worked on the television series, "The Aquabats! Super Show!" (2012), "Southland" (2012) and the films, "A Place Where the Sea Remembers" (2013) and the television movie, "Arachnaconda" set to release in 2013. 
He is also an avid Poker player where he has competed regularly in a number of tournaments and finished 186th in the 2009 World Series of Poker World Championships in the "No Limit Texas Hold 'Em".
Throughout his career Phillips has earned a number of honors such as winning an Independent Spirit Award in 1989 for Best Supporting Male in the film, "Stand and Deliver" (1988).  He was also awarded an Oxfam America Award for his dedication to end world hunger in 1993.  Phillips is involved in a variety of charitable causes such as being a supporter of the 'Thoughtful House Center for Children'.            
Lou Diamond Phillips has married three times throughout his lifetime, first to Julie Cypher in 1987, however by 1990 this marriage had come to an end when she left him to start a relationship with musician, Melissa Ethridge.  He then married Kelly Phillips in 1994 and together they had three daughters, and remained married until 2007.  His third and current wife is Yvonne Boismier whom he married in 2007 and they have one daughter together. 

2013   Arachnaconda

2013   A Place Where the Sea Remembers 

2012   Southland

2012   The Aquabats! Super Show! 

2012   Filly Brown

2012   Longmire

2011   Happily Divorced

2011   Metal Tornado

2009-2011  SGU Stargate Universe 

2011   Chuck 

2011   Criminal Behavior

2010   American Dad!

2010   Transparency 

2010   NCIS

2005-2010  Numb3rs

2010   The Invited

2009   Angel and the Bad Man

2009   Carny

2009   Love Takes Wing 

2009   The Beast

2008   Che: Part Two 

2008   Lone Rider

2008   Never Forget 

2008   Death Toll

2007   Psych

2007   Aquaman

2007   Termination Point

2007   Backyards & Bullets

2006   Striking Range

2006   Fingerprints 

2006   El Cortez

2006   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

2006   Laws of Chance

2005   Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin Present The Triangle

2005   Sci Fi Inside: 'The Triangle'

2005   X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

2005   Alien Express

2005   Jack & Bobby

2005   Murder at the Presidio

2005   Gone But Not Forgotten 

2004   X-Men Legends

2004   The Trail to Hope Rose 

2003   George Lopez

2003   The Handler

2003   Red Water

2003   Hollywood Homicide

2003   Absolon 

2003   Storyline Online 

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situatio

2002   The Twilight Zone 

2002   Resurrection Blvd.

2002   Stark Raving Mad 

2002   Malevolent 

2001-2002  Wolf Lake 

2002   24

2002   Lone Hero

2001   Route 666

2001   Night Visions

2001   Arli$$

2001   Knight Club

2001   Hangman

2000   A Better Way to Die 

2000   Picking Up the Pieces

2000   Supernova

1999   Bats

1999   In a Class of His Own

1999   Brokedown Palace

1998   Spin City

1998   Another Day in Paradise

1998   The Big Hit

1998   The Outer Limits

1998   Adventures from the Book of Virtues

1998   The Adversaries

1996   Courage Under Fire

1996   Undertow 

1996   Hourglass

1995   The Wharf Rat 

1994   Override 

1994   Boulevard 

1994   Sioux City

1994   Teresa's Tattoo 

1994   Dangerous Touch 

1993   The Untold West 

1993   Tales from the Crypt 

1993   Wind in the Wire

1993   Extreme Justice

1992   Shadow of the Wolf 

1991   The Dark Wind

1991   Harley

1991   Ambition

1991   The General Motors Playwrights Theater 

1990   Young Guns II

1990   Demon Wind

1990   A Show of Force

1990   The First Power 

1989   Renegade 

1989   Disorganized Crime 

1988   Dakota 

1988   Young Guns 

1988   Stand and Deliver

1987   The Three Kings 

1987   La Bamba 

1987   Miami Vice 

1986   Trespasses 

1985   Dallas 

1985   Interface

1984   Time Bomb 

Matinee Classics - Time Bomb starring Billy Dee Williams, Morgan Fairchild, Joseph Bottoms,Merlin Olsen and Lou Diamond Phillips

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