Lou Diamond Phillips Net Worth

August 27, 2023
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Louis Diamond Upchurch was born on the US Naval Base, Subic Bay in the Philippines, on 17 February 1962, of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee (father), and Hawaiian, Chinese, and Spanish (mother) heritage. He is an actor and director, perhaps best known for his role as Ritchie Valens in the movie called “La Bamba”. Besides this nomination, he was also presented by Tony Award nomination for his portrayal in “The King and I” . He is also known as an actor who has appeared in movies like “Courage Under Fire” , “Che” , and “Love Takes Wing”

So just how rich is Louis Diamond ? Sources have estimated that Louis has a net worth of $5 million, and undoubtedly this actor’s career has been the main sources which has contributed a huge amount to his net worth.


Lou Diamond Phillips Net Worth $5 Million


Though he was born in Philippines, Lou actually grew up in Texas. He took his stepfather’s surname after he was adopted by his widowed mother’s second husband. He attended Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, after which he had an opportunity to study at Yale University but choose the University of Texas, from where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in drama. Even though he lived in a small town, Louis had a passion for acting from an early age. At the same time as he was studying, he was also a member of a drama club and some comedy troupes. He waited for and was ready to catch any chance or opportunity which could give him an opportunity to leave his home town.

Lou Diamond started his acting career starring in the film called” Trespasses”, after which followed perhaps his most beloved performance in the movie “La Bamba”, in 1987, a role which gained him popularity around the world. In 1988 Lou starred in “Stand and Deliver”, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supportng Actor.

Concurrently with his acting career, in the 1990s Lou Diamond was a vocalist with the group “The Pipefitters”, largely on a casual basis.

Later Phillips’ returned to acting career with a role in “Courage Under Fire”, along with such actors as Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. “King and I” was the other movie released in 1996, in Louis had a role and for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. Then in 1998 he appeared in the movie, called “The Big Hit” with the role as “Cisco”. Overall, Lou has appeared in well over 100 movies on the big screen, TV films and series, confirming his versatility and demand for his services from a string of directors.

However, no one was surprised when in 2001 Louis stepped across to a totally different sphere and appeared in television’s popular TV action drama “24”.

Speaking about Lou Diamond Phillips’ personal life, it has been rather dynamic. In 1987 he married Julie Cypher, but they divorced in 1990, after his wife announced publically that she was lesbian.

He was later engaged to Jennifer Tilly, but they never married. Model Kelly Phillips(1994-2007) was his second wife with whom he has three daughters. In 2004 he met artist Yvonne Boismier, and they married in 2007; they have one daughter.

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