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Full Name at Birth
Lou Diamond Upchurch
Lou Diamond Phillips
Date of Birth
Scottish, Irish, Cherokee, Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Hawain descent
He was named after Marine legend "Lou" Diamond
Phillips is his stepfather's surname
He was a vocalist with the Los Angeles based rock band The Pipefitters in the mid-1990s
He is a regular poker player
Actor, Film director, Television director
Claim to Fame
Other Family Members
Lou Diamond Phillips Biography »
Lou Diamond Phillips (born Lou Diamond Upchurch; February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a supporting actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Stand and Deliver and a Tony Award nomination for his role in The King and I. Other notable films in which Phillips has starred include Courage Under Fire, Che, and Love Takes Wing.
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