Giant Robot Podcast – Actor Leonardo Nam

In casual conversation, Leonardo Nam’s Australian accent is obvious. In movies, he plays anything and anyone. Currently in his early 30s, Nam lives in West Hollywood and is currently one of the “go to” young Asian American actors. In the past decade or so, he’s played an array of roles from a supreme pothead in The Perfect Score, an evil rice rocket gangster in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, to the heart of gold boyfriend in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The Aussie raised Asian American, also enjoys his travels, he’s been around the globe and always has plans to keep on going.

The plan for this podcast was to hear about the gap between time from his interview in Giant Robot Magazine to now. Naturally, we conversed about work, how the economy affects a young actor and his new directions, and relationships. It turns out, Nam is also a “go to” relationship guy for his friends and even folks in the Twitterverse. Perhaps it’s from his nice guy role in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, especially part 2 that’s led to some random solicitations for advice and he’s been giving it in 140 characters.


  1. 29 August 11, 12:09pm

    nice conversation :)

  2. Sina
    29 August 11, 1:51pm

    Too bad we can’t actually see him, only hear the conversation.

  3. Kelsey
    14 February 12, 10:49pm

    I know this was a posted a while back but I just now found this. Regarding the white girls dating the Asian guys and not seeing it much, but I’m a white girl & I actually prefer Asian guys. Which it’s kind of weird for me because I’ve only ever dated one Asian guy (he was Thai) and where I’m from (a small town in Alabama) we aren’t ever around that many Asian people but I have always been intrigued by Asian cultures, even when I was younger (I’m 20 now) but I feel like I always have and probably always will prefer Asian guys. I just wish we had more around here! :)

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