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Lou Diamond Phillips is also one of the contestants in Food Network's "Rachael vs. Celebrity Cook-Off." He is playing for the charity No Kid Hungry.

Phillips previously starred as Telford on Syfy's "Stargate: Universe" and appeared as Agent Ian Edgerton on CBS's "Numb3rs." He also played for the charity, Art Has Heart, on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"

Lou Diamond Phillips' versatile career has brought him success in feature films, television and theater as an actor, director
Lou Diamond Phillips in "Longmire"
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and writer.

Phillips appeared in the Steven Soderbergh film "Che," which co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Benjamin Bratt. In addition, Phillips stars in the upcoming feature "The Invited" to be directed by Ryan McKinney. He has appeared in "Supernova" where he co-starred with Angela Bassett and James Spader. He has been featured in the Alfonso Arau-directed "Picking Up The Pieces" starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone; the psychological thriller "Hangman" with Mäden Amick; "A Better Way To Die" with André Braugher and "Bats"; a thriller directed by Louis Morneau for Destination Films. Prior, he appeared in the Hallmark Channel's "A Trail To Hope Rose" and starred in the independent feature "El Cortez." 

Phillips first gained widespread attention starring as Richie Valens in "La Bamba" and solidified his reputation in "Stand and Deliver" for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination and a Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit Award. He has also starred in such films as "Young Guns I" and "II," "Disorganized Crime," "Renegades," "The First Power" and "Shadow Of The Wolf." Phillips co-starred in Ed Zwick's critically acclaimed military drama "Courage Under Fire" opposite Meg Ryan, Denzel Washington, and Matt Damon. For Miramax's "Ambition" Phillips both wrote and starred in the film.

Phillips starred in the critically acclaimed original Showtime film "In A Class Of His Own." In this true story, he played a well-loved high school janitor who must pass the GED or be fired from his job. Phillips also costarred with Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Sabato, Jr. as the temperamental, flamboyant hit man in the action-thriller "The Big Hit." He then had a critically acclaimed uncredited cameo in the Larry Parker-directed film "Another Day In Paradise," which costarred Melanie Griffith and James Woods. He also appeared in the 20th Century Fox release "Brokedown Palace," starring Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale.

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. He also directed and starred in the independent feature "Sioux City."

Recently, he had a recurring role on the CBS series "Numb3rs" and costarred in the TNT miniseries by Dean Devlin entitled "The Triangle." Phillips was featured in "Gone But Not Forgotten," a miniseries for Hallmark co-starring Brooke Shields. Phillips was also seen in the Turner Original film "Red Water," as well as the Ron Shelton directed film "Hollywood Homicide," starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. In the fall of 2001, he appeared on the CBS series "Wolf Lake."

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. His extensive theater credits also include: "A Hatful of Rain," "Whose Life Is It Anyway"?, "P.S. Your Cat Is Dead," "The Lady's Not For Burning," "Doctor Faustus" and "Hamlet."

Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Phillips began acting in the sixth grade and became actively involved in the Dallas/Fort Worth theater and film scene. His early film roles included the Texas-made "Angel Alley," "Interface," "Trespasses" and "Harley."

Phillips resides in Los Angeles with his four daughters.


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Age: 54 years old
Birthday: February 17, 1962
Height: 6' 1"
Full Name / Real Name: Lou Diamond Upchurch
Birthplace: Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Yvonne Boismier Phillips (8/16/2007, 1 child)
Kelly Phillips (4/24/1994 - 7/30/2007, divorced, 3 children)
Julie Cypher (6/27/1987 - 1990, divorced)

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