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'Longmire' renewed for a third season

'Longmire' renewed for a third season

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A&E Network said Monday it has picked up a 10-episode third season of its contemporary Wyoming-set western, "Longmire," starring Robert Taylor.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
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Lou Diamond Phillips wins Imagen Award

Lou Diamond Phillips wins Imagen Award

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Gina Rodriguez took home top acting awards at the Imagen Foundation Awards in Los Angeles for their roles in "Filly Brown."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
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Phillips lands 'Cougar Town' guest spot

Phillips lands 'Cougar Town' guest spot

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Actor Lou Diamond Phillips has signed up to play himself in an upcoming episode of the U.S. comedy series, "Cougar Town," ABC said.
Phillips wins 'I'm a Celebrity'

Phillips wins 'I'm a Celebrity'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Lou Diamond Phillips was declared the winner of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" on Wednesday night's finale.
Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- SCI FI Channel says Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher McDonald and Janelle Monae are to be guest stars on the new series "SGU: Stargate Universe."

Phillips signs up for 'Stargate' role

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel Wednesday confirmed Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman have joined the cast of "SGU: Stargate Universe."

Lou Diamond Phillips charged with battery

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The city attorney of Los Angeles has charged actor Lou Diamond Phillips with domestic battery for hitting his girlfriend during an argument last month.

Actor Phillips arrested

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- "Young Guns" and "LA Bamba" actor Lou Diamond Phillips was arrested in Los Angeles Friday on suspicion of domestic violence.

Lou Diamond Phillips, wife divorcing

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips and his wife, Kelly, have decided to end their 11-year marriage.
Lou Diamond Phillips
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips arrives for the World Poker Tour Invitational at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California on February 22, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Lou Diamond Phillips (born Lou Diamond Upchurch; February 17, 1962) is an American film, television, and stage actor. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba. He earned a supporting actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Stand and Deliver and a Tony Award nomination for his role in The King and I. Other notable films in which Phillips has starred include Courage Under Fire, Che, and Love Takes Wing.

Outside of acting, he has become notable for finishing 186th in the 2009 World Series of Poker World Championships "No Limit Texas hold 'em" main event.

Phillips was born as Lou Diamond Upchurch at the Subic Bay US Naval Station in Zambales, Philippines, the son of Lucita Aranas and Gerald Upchurch, an officer in the United States Navy. His father was an American of Scots-Irish and one-quarter Cherokee descent, and his mother, a native of Candelaria, is a Filipino of Spanish, Chinese, Hawaiian and Japanese descent. Phillips was named after Marine legend Lou Diamond. He was adopted by his stepfather and took his surname "Phillips".

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