Long Nguyen is an award winning visual artist and actor.
Long is an accomplished artist and has exhibited internationally. Long’s mid-career retrospective exhibition was completed in 2003 at the San Jose Museum of Arts. The retrospective exhibition travels to the Hillstrom Museum of Art in Minnesota in February of 2005. Long’s paintings are in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of Arts, the San Jose Museum of Arts and the Triton Museum. Among many of his awards, Long was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Fleishhacker Foundation grant and a two times recipient of the California Art Council grant.
As an actor, Long won “Best Actor” Awards in Newport Beach Film Festival for Journey from the Fall (directed by Ham Tran). He recently starred in Actress Wanted (directed by Minh Nguyen) and has recurring role in AMC's Lodge 49 and NCIS-LA (season 8 and 9). Long had supporting roles in the following feature films: Seven Psychopath (directed by Martin McDonagh), Touch (directed by Minh Nguyen), Heaven & Earth (directed by Oliver Stone), Operation Dumbo Drop , Into Thin Air , Green Dragon , and Coyote Waits .
Long is very passionate about his work as an artist and actor. He feels the two disciplines compliment each other. Submerging into a character’s skin is very similar to getting lost in one’s painting.