Lou Diamond Phillips



  • Birth Name: Louis Upchurch
  • Birth Place: Subic Nava Stations, Philippines
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/17/1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Lou Diamond Phillips Fast Facts:
  • Is of Scotch-Irish, Cherokee, Filipino and Hawaiian decent.
  • His father named him after United States Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Lou Diamond; his surname comes from his stepfather.
  • Although he was offered scholarships to the U.S. Naval Academy and Yale, he decided to attend the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Once borrowed a bellhop's uniform to sneak up to a hotel room to meet Robert De Niro.
  • Won a Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit award for his work in 1989's Stand and Deliver.
  • Crowned the winner of NBC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2009; donated the winnings to the Art Has Heart Foundation, which provides college scholarships to low-income students.
  • Defeated Coolio in the Season 1 finale of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012, winning $50,000 for the charity Share Our Strength, which strives to end childhood hunger in America.
  • Plays on the World Poker Tour.
  • Lou Diamond Phillips Relationships:
  • George Phillips - Stepfather
  • Grace Moorea Phillips - Daughter
  • Gerald Upchurch - Father
  • Lucita Upchurch Phillips - Mother
  • Yvonne Marie Boismier - Wife
  • Indigo Sanara Phillips - Daughter
  • Jennifer Tilly - Ex-fiancĂ©e
  • Isabella Patricia Phillips - Daughter
  • Julie Cypher - Ex-wife
  • Lili Jordan Phillips - Daughter
  • Kelly Preston - Ex-wife
  • Lou Diamond Phillips Awards:
  • 1996 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (BA in Drama, 1985)


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