fan-favorite ‘Felix Lux’ in FX’s Westworld, upcoming as 'The Mad Hatter' in Disney+'s Descendants: The Rise of Red
Award-nominated actor Leonardo Nam most recently reprised his fan-favorite role as Felix Lutz for season three of the critically acclaimed, award-winning HBO series “Westworld.” The series, based off the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, takes place in Westworld, a futuristic amusement park intended for rich vacationers and looked after by robotic “hosts.” Appearing opposite Emmy winning and Golden Globe nominated actress Thandie Newton (Maeve Millay), Nam is a scene-stealer a lab technician who remains by Maeve’s side as they navigate the treacherous landscapes of Westworld, and beyond. Since the show’s breakout debut in 2016, the series has garnered over 150 award nominations, 47 wins and counting.
In addition to “Westworld” Nam is recurring throughout season 4 of CBS’ hit action-drama series “MacGyver,” starring as Aubrey, the newly introduced love interest of Riley (Tristin Mays). “MacGyver” is currently airing new episodes on CBS. Nam can also be seen in the final season of HBO’s fantasy-dramedy anthology series “Room 104,” created by the Duplass brothers. Nam’s episode will center on a bittersweet reunion of a friendship following a deep family loss, painting a funny, poignant and retro tale of love, friendship and moving on.
On the film front Nam stars in a leading role in the upcoming indie drama “Phobias,” aquired by Vertical Entertainment for release in March 2021. Set in an alternate, contemporary world, the film explores human instinct and the real phobias that everyday people must live with. The film is comprised by six short anthology pieces, which are woven together through the lens of Johnny (Nam), who is fighting his robophobia to avenge his father’s wrongful death. In addition to “Phobias” Nam also has starred in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival indie “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” playing the struggling widowed father of two teenage girls, plus a cameo role in the Jennifer Garner Netflix family film comedy “Yes Day” playing the comedic teacher Mr. Chan.
Recent notable credits for Nam include the DC Universe series "Swamp Thing,” Amazon’s "Sneaky Pete,” and the Arthouse film “Hummingbird." He has also recurred on titles such as the Amazon series “Betas,” and has appeared on “The Flash,” Disjointed,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Royal Pains,” “Bones,” “Franklin & Bash,” and “Stalker.”
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 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Whilst in New York, he studied drama with theatre legend Uta Hagen at the critically acclaimed HB Studio and worked with the New York Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park company, as well as Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson’s The Bat Theater Company. His breakout role came in the Paramount Pictures 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 and 2, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Vantage Point,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and “One for the Money."
When not on set, Nam loves to spend quality time with his husband and their twin toddlers at their home in San Diego, CA.