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Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips recently starred in the Fox series Prodigal Son, having previously starred on the acclaimed Netflix series, Longmire, based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson. Other credits include Amazon’s Goliath, FX’s You’re the Worst, CBS’s Blue Bloods, and recurring roles on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Netflix’s The Ranch. He received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Drama or Comedy for his roles in both Amazon’s Conversations in L.A. and the History Channel’s Crossroads of History.

Recent film credits include the Amblin feature Easter Sunday (2022); Warner Bros.’ The 33 (2015); Created Equal (2017), directed by Bill Duke; and the Sundance Festival favorite Filly Brown (2012), for which he was named Best Actor at the Imagen Awards.

As a director, Phillips recently helmed episodes of Fox’s The Cleaning Lady and Prodigal Son, AMC’s hit series Fear the Walking Dead, Longmire, and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Phillips is also an author. His novel The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira, with illustrations by his wife Yvonne, was published in October 2020. He has cowritten the screenplays for Trespasses (1986) and HBO’s Dangerous Touch (1994). He wrote the Miramax feature Ambition (1991). He produced his play, Burning Desire, a romantic comedy in two acts, which received its world premiere at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut. Phillips was also asked by his good friend, novelist Craig Johnson, to write the forward to his collection of short stories, Wait for Signs.

Originally born in the Philippines, Phillips was raised in Texas and is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Drama.

Sunday, April 16
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Paying It Forward, WB 100
Discussion before
Hollywood Legion Theater