Born and raised in the Philippines, Actor and Comedian Nico Santos began his entertainment career performing stand-up in San Francisco, becoming a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene. He is best known for portraying “Oliver T’sien” in the film Crazy Rich Asians, as well “Mateo” on Superstore, which ran for six seasons on NBC. The latter garnered him back to back Critic’s Choice Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2019 and 2020, as well as a Hollywood Critic’s Association award for Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy in 2021. Other credits include the Netflix film Happiness for Beginners with Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes and Blythe Danner and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He has also appeared Off-Broadway opposite Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Happy Talk, a play by Jesse Eisenberg. Nico can be currently seen stress eating carbs on his couch watching trashy TV while contemplating the delicate nature of our existence.
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