Lou Diamond Phillips Biography


Lou Diamond Phillips is an American-Filipino actor and director. He is married and a father of four.

More about the relationship

Lou Diamond Phillips is currently married to his third wife, a makeup artist. Her name is Yvonne Boismier Phillips and they started to date in 2004.

Then on 1 Aug 2007, they walked the aisle. Together they are blessed with a daughter, Indigo. She was born in October 2007.

Past Relationship, Wedding

Lou’s first wife was Julie Cypher who is an assistant director. They exchanged vows on 27 June 1987 after dating for a year. But they separated in 1990.

His wedded second time with a model, Kelly Phillips. They met in 1993 and got married on 24 April 1994. They had three children. Their names are Grace Moorea, Isabella Patricia, and Lili Jordan.

But they also got separated and divorced in July 2007. Lou was also linked with adult film star Ginger Lynn in 1990 and actress Jerri Manthey in 19992.

He has also engaged her then-girlfriend, an actress Jennifer Tilly. They were together from 1990 till 1994.

Relationship Facts of Lou Diamond Phillips

  • Lou Diamond Phillips is married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips {Compare Couple}.
  • Lou Diamond Phillips married on August 16, 2007.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 44 days 💑
  • He is father of Four (Indigo Sanara Phillips, Grace Moorea Phillips, Isabella Patricia Phillips, Lili Jordan Phillips).
  • Lou Diamond Phillips is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Lou Diamond Phillips?

Lou Diamond Phillips is an American-Filipino actor and director. He is mostly known for his role of Ritchie Valens in La Bamba.

At present, he is portraying the main role of Gil Arroyo in Prodigal Son. It is a crime drama series and he joined the cast in 2019.

Lou Diamond Phillips- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

He was born at Lou Diamond Upchurch on 17 Feb 1962 in U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines.

The name of his father was Gerald Amon Upchurch and his mother was Lucita Umayam Aranas. His late dad was a crew chief.

His descent is a mix of English, Scots-Irish, and Filipino. Lou also holds double citizenship of America and the Philippines.

Also, he has attended Flour Bluff High School. Furthermore, he also enrolled at the University of Texas. From there, earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in drama.

Lou Diamond Phillips- Professional Life, Career

Lou Diamond Phillips as an actor was seen on both big and small- screens. Some of his films are Sky (2015), Death Toll (2008), Absolon (2003), Supernova (2000), and more.

However, he is mostly known for his appearances on TV shows. He was seen as Henry in Longmire (2012-17), as Victor in Elena of Avalor (2016-20), and as David in Stargate Universe (2009-11).

Some of his short appeared projects are,

1996Sesame StreetGuest
2018-20Blue BloodsLuis
2019The Lion GuardSurrak


Due to his amazing skills, he has won several awards. In 1989, he received Independent Spirit Award and in the same year, he got nominations in Golden Globe Award for Stand and Deliver.

Some of his other awards are,

  • Oxfam America award (1993)
  • Theater World Award (1996)
  • Cinemanila Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
  • Asia Pacific Islander Heritage Award (2005)

Lou Diamond Phillips- Net Worth, Salary

He holds an estimated net worth of $6 million as of the year 2022. The average salary of an actor is around $57 thousand.

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Lou Diamond Phillips- Rumors, Controversy

This star actor is at present keeping himself away from rumors or any desperate scandals.

But he was arrested two times. First, he was caught in a domestic conflict which he was having with Yvonne Boismier in Aug 2006. For this, he was kept for three years probation period.

Then in Nov 2017, he again got arrested for reckless driving. He was drunk and he stopped to ask for direction from a policeman. For this, he again sentenced to two years of probation.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Regarding Lou Diamond Phillips’s body features, his height is 5 ft 11 inches and his body weight is 76 kg. Moreover, the color of his eyes is dark brown and his hair is grey.

Social Media

Lou is available on a social site like Instagram and has over 19.5k followers. Similarly, his Twitter account is followed by more than 173k people.

He is not active on Facebook.


  • He is 59 years old as of 2022.
  • His birth sign is Aquarius.
  • He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
  • He mostly enjoys doing theater.
  • Lou is also a pro poker player.


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