LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Lou Diamond Phillips was born 17th February 1962 in the Philippines. Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Spanish, Scotch Irish, and eighth Cherokee Indian origins gave him his unusual good looks and brought him main leads in movies.


Named after the World War 2 hero Leland ‘Lou’ Diamond, he seemed destined for stardom right from the beginning.


As a child he lived with his family in many American States before finally settling in Corpus Christi, Texas. Becoming interested in acting, he studied drama and film technique at the University of Texas in Arlington. It was there that he worked as an assistant director and instructor at the film actors lab throughout 1983 to 1986.


He was soon starring in low budget films, his first being Trespasses which he co - scripted. It was during the making of this film that he met his future wife Julie Cypher, an assistant director. She went on to work behind the scenes on his films La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, Dakota, and Young Guns.


A role in the NBC Tv movie Time Bomb soon followed. Lou appeared in a small role as a member of a terrorist gang with Morgan Fairchild as the leader. He also made guest appearances on long running tv show’s Dallas, and Miami Vice.