LEONARDO NAM's (Brian McBrian) breakout role was in the 2004 Brian Robbins comedy "The Perfect Score," starring Scarlett Johansson and Erika Christensen.
In 2005, he went on to star in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," directed by Ken Kwapis, and the festival hit "Little Athens," with Shawn Hatosy and Michael Peña.
Nam most recently appeared in the thriller "Vantage Point," directed by Pete Travis, starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Fox. In August he will star alongside Harrison Ford, Sean Penn and Ashley Judd in the feature "Crossing Over" for writer/director Wayne Kramer, about immigrants struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles; and, early in 2009, is part of an ensemble cast including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck in the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You," based on the popular book, which reunites him with director Ken Kwapis.
Nam's upcoming projects include the comedy "The Two Bobs," for writer/director Tim McCanlies, in which he will star as the art director of a gaming company in pursuit of stolen software, set for a 2009 release.
Among his film credits are roles in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," for director Justin Lin in 2006; the comedy "10 Items or Less," directed by Brad Silberling, with Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega; the short film "Room 10," opposite Robin Wright Penn for director Jennifer Aniston; "American Pastime," directed by Desmond Nakano, about Japanese internment camps in the US during World War II; and "Finishing the Game," which reunited Nam with director Justin Lin.
Born in Argentina and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nam began his career studying in Sydney's prestigious Actor's Lab under Annie Swann while appearing in numerous local theatrical productions, including "Shakespeare in the Park." In New York, he trained with the legendary Uta Hagen, Austin Pendleton and Billy Carden and was a member of Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson's The Bat Theatre Company. His work in New York included the New York Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park Shakespeare Lab Company.
His most recent stage appearance was the opening night performance of "365 Days/365 Plays," by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who committed to writing a play per day for 365 days. The National Festival's Los Angeles performance was produced by The Center Theatre Group and directed by Bart DeLorenzo. It was the largest collaboration in the history of American theater.