Lou Diamond Phillips took Broadway by storm in 1996 earning a Tony Award® nomination, a Theater World Award and a New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for an Actor as the King of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.
He just wrapped his third season on A&E’s hit series Longmire, and most recently completed production on the feature film The 33 based on the Chilean Miners rescue, opposite Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche for Academy Award-nominated producer Mike Medavoy.
In 2013, Phillips won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Milan International Film Festival and Best Actor Award at the 2012 Imagen Awards for his performance as Jose Tonorio in the independent film Filly Brown.
Phillips had his breakout performance as Ritchie Valens in the blockbuster La Bamba and followed with Stand and Deliver, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe® nomination. Other film roles include Ed Zwick’s critically acclaimed drama Courage Under Fire, for which he received a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. Phillips is a dedicated veterans’ advocate and is currently the National Spokesperson for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.