Leonardo Nam plays Felix Lutz on the critically acclaimed, award winning HBO series "Westworld". Nam is a scene-stealer as Felix, sharing nearly all his scenes with Golden Globe nominated actress Thandie Newton. "Westworld" premiered season one in October 2016 and has been nominated & won a handful of accolades including: 20...
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Leonardo Nam plays Felix Lutz on the critically acclaimed, award winning HBO series "Westworld". Nam is a scene-stealer as Felix, sharing nearly all his scenes with Golden Globe nominated actress Thandie Newton. "Westworld" premiered season one in October 2016 and has been nominated & won a handful of accolades including: 2017 Golden Globe Awards: Best Television Series - Drama (nominated), 2017 SAG Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (nominated), 2016 Critics Choice Television Awards: Most Exciting New Series (won) and Best Drama Series (nominated), to name a few.Born in Argentina to Korean immigrant parents and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nam attended Sydney Technical High School and studied architecture at the University of New South Wales, before deciding to move to New York City at the age of 19 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Whilst in New York, he studied drama at the critically acclaimed HB Studio and also worked with the New York Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park company and Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson's The Bat Theater Company. His breakout role came in the Paramount Studios comedy "The Perfect Score"; starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Erika Christensen. Since then he has gone on to star in a string of movies, namely "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" 1 & 2, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift", "Vantage Point", "He's Just Not That Into You", "One for the Money" and the Sam Raimi produced comedy "Murder Of A Cat." On the television front Nam has recurred on the Amazon series "Betas," and has appeared on "Royal Pains," "Bones," "Franklin & Bash," and "Stalker". Show less «
[on auditioning for Roy in The Perfect Score] What happened was I read the casting sides, and I thou...Show more »
[on auditioning for Roy in The Perfect Score] What happened was I read the casting sides, and I thought, this guy's kind of like he's always doing something - his focus seems to be somewhere else. He's kind of misunderstood. This guy's really smart, his focus is really wide. Most people focus on one thing, he focuses on so much that when someone's talking to him he's listening but it seems like he's not. So I thought, what's the most inappropriate thing to be doing while you're breaking in to steal the answers? You know what? I bet this guy's hungry. I bet he's gonna whip out a sandwich. Not even gonna think about the consequences, I'm just gonna eat. The audition was running an hour late or something so I was so f---ing hungry. I had a sandwich in my bag. So I took one bite and you know how you take that first bite and it's SO good. Then the guy says we're ready for you to come in. So now I am so hungry. I'm wondering what am I gonna do? So I went in there and I thought, I'm gonna start eating my sandwich. It's what I had planned to do. Next thing you know, I'm flying off to Paramount. How f---ed up is that? Show less «
[on acting in Austrailia] I was studying with this lady and I'd go to see these producers and I'd re...Show more »
[on acting in Austrailia] I was studying with this lady and I'd go to see these producers and I'd read for them or whatever and they'd all be like, 'You're great... but we don't have anything for you.' I'd always be like the takeaway kid from the Chinese food store even though I'm Korean. Go figure. That kind of thing still happens here in the movies and stuff but at a much more extreme micro-scale. That's what Australian film and TV was like. It was before Fox moved over and The Matrix was there so I kind of had to go through my own right of passage. One day she told me, 'I've booked you an audition in New York.' Next thing I knew, I was stepping off a plane and it just felt right. Show less «