Nico Santos Bio, Age, Superstore, Movies, TV Shows

Actor Nico Santos Biography

Nico Santos is a Filipino-American actor, who is known for portraying sales associate Mateo Liwanag in the NBC series Superstore which premiered on November 30, 2015.

Nico was born in Manila, Philippines but later moved with his family to the United States when he was sixteen, settling in Gresham, Oregon. He attended Gresham’s Centennial High School and later went to Southern Oregon University where he studied acting.

Nico Santos Age | Nico Santos Birthday

Nico is 39 years old as of 2018. He was born on April 7, 1979.

Nico Santos Superstore

On NBC’s hit comedy, Superstore, Nico stars as Mateo Liwanag, Jonah’s competition as the other new employee at the store.
Mateo Liwanag is a sales associate at Cloud 9 Store #1217 in St. Louis, Missouri and he was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.

Mateo is an undocumented citizen and is gay. He is also very competitive and will do almost anything to get ahead. He and Jonah start their first day at the store together and Mateo is immediately competitive with Jonah and demonstrates that he can do just anything to get ahead including putting others down.

Nico Santos Net Worth

Nico’s Net worth is under review.

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Nico Santos Movies And TV Shows


Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Crazy Rich Asians
Oliver T’sien

TV Shows

Chelsea Lately
Ground Floor
Airline Attendant
Go-Go Boy Interrupted
2 Broke Girls
Noches con Platanito

 Nico Santos Interview

What parts of yourself did you bring to the role of Oliver?

He’s one of the crazy rich Asians, but he’s an outsider compared to the rest of his family. I certainly know what it’s like to feel like an outsider. So I really drew on those experiences of feeling alone, feeling like the odd man out.

Filipino culture is not necessarily seen as particularly progressive with LGBTQ issues. How did you navigate that part of your identity growing up?

Well, it’s weird. I was in the closet up until I moved to the U.S. But I was always one of those kids who couldn’t really hide being gay. Some queer kids are just more straight-passing than others. I was not one of those kids. If you saw “Love, Simon,” I was not Simon. I was Ethan … I feel like it’s harder for people like me who are obviously gay. I did go through a phase of trying to fit in more. But I just reached a point where I was like, “This is who I am. And I can’t hide or deny that part of myself.” Because why would I want to?

Once I became more comfortable in my skin, that’s when things started opening up for me. The fact that I get to play a queer Filipino on television and another queer character in “Crazy Rich Asians” is huge. I never thought I’d have a career being myself. I always thought that being an actor in Hollywood meant that I would have to put that side of me on the back burner. A lot of times with queer representation, it’s always like the masculine or straight-passing characters that they want to put out there. First, it was broad stereotypes of sissy florists and hairdressers, and then it became straight-acting white guys. And now it’s really great to see the queer landscape really change to include everybody and make the rest of the world understand that gays are not one or two things.

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