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Overview (3)

Date of Birth November1979Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nickname Leo
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leonardo Nam was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Korean parents, and moved to Sydney, Australia at the age of 8. He attended Sydney Technical High School, and went on to study for a Bachelor in Architecture at the University of New South Wales. He left Sydney to pursue an acting career in New York at the age of 19. He studied drama with several teachers in New York at HB Studios. His brother is a choreographer and his sister is a teacher in London. His breakthrough role came in his performance of Roy in Perfect Score, The (2003)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: M. Lighthouse

Trivia (3)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Korean parents.
Grew up in Sydney, Australia
Received a Bachelor degree in Architecture at the University of New South Wales until finally pursuing his dream of acting.

Personal Quotes (2)

[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.
[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?

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