Nico Santos Biography

(Actor, Stand-up comic)

Nico Santos is a Filipino-American actor. Nico Santos is openly gay who is currently taken. He is in a dating affair Zeke Smith.

More about the relationship

Nico Santos is openly gay who is currently taken. He is in a dating affair Zeke Smith.

His boyfriend Zeke is a writer, comedian, activist, and former reality television personality. The couple has made their relationship official via social media in 2018.

Also, the lovebird together often share pictures of them on their respective social media handles.

Relationship Facts of Nico Santos

  • Nico Santos is having an affair.
  • His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

Who is Nico Santos?

Nico Santos is a Filipino-American actor. He is best known for his role as Oliver Tsien in the movie, Crazy Rich Asians.

Nico Santos: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

The actor was born on April 7, 1979, in Manila, Philippines. He holds the citizenship of American and belongs to an Asian ancestry.

When he was sixteen years old, he moved with his family to the united states and he spends the rest of his childhood in Gresham, Oregon.

Nico’s mother and his step-father were tested COVID-19 positive. Sadly, his stepfather died due to the virus whereas her mother recovered.

However, there are no details available regarding his parents including their names. He has an elder brother named  Kuya Wi.


Talking about his academic background, he attended Centennial High School. During his junior year, he audited the Oregon Shakespeare Festivals where he discovered his interest in theater.

Then, he joined Southern Oregon University where he studied acting. However, he dropped in the mid when he came out as gay, and his family refused to pay for his education.

Then he started to work in the costume department as a dresser at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Nico Santos: Professional Life, Career

In 2001, he moved to San Francisco where he worked for eight years at various luxury retail stores in Union Square. He is also a touring stand-up comic right after work.

Later, Nico moved to Los Angeles to pursuit of a stand-up career and started appearing constantly on the late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately as a panelist in 2012.

In 2014, he auditioned for the Diversity Comedy Showcase on CBS but he originally got in as a writer. However, he gets a chance to act in the show when he substituted for another Asian actor who dropped out.

Since then he soon found himself being invited to various auditions. Following the audition, he cast on the NBS comedy television show, Superstore in the role of Mateo Liwanag, a gay.

Similarly, Nico performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He has also appeared in a romantic comedy film, Crazy Rich Asians as a supporting actor in 2018. In 2019, he feature in the Off-Broadway play.

Awards & Nomination

  • Nico was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award’ for Best Supporting Actor.

Rumors, Controversy

To date, he is not available in any sorts of rumors and scandals that create a buzz in the media.

Nico Santos: Net Worth, Salary

As per other online sources of 2022, he has an estimated net worth in the range of $1 million to $5 million through his profession as an actor.

However, his remuneration and yearly income are still under review.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

The actor stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and his weight is around 75 kg. Likely, he got black hair with black pair of eye color.

Furthermore, no details available regarding his other body measurement.

Social Media

The actor has more than 8k followers on her Facebook account with over 8k likes. He is active on Instagram where he has more than 136k followers.

Moreover, he is active on Twitter with over 33.5k followers.


  • His Zodiac sign is Aries.
  • At present, he is 41 years old.
  • His social media site including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are verified.
  • Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California.


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