He is a well-renowned American actor who is best known for portraying Tam Nguyen in the CBS show Young Sheldon (2021).
Who is Ryan Phuong?
Apart from playing as Tam Nguyen in the CBS show Young Sheldon, Phuong has also been in several shows such as The AXI: The Avengers of Extreme Illusions (2011-19), The Thundermans (2013-18), and The Big Bang Theory (2018), among others.
Alongside a well-renowned actor, Phuong is also a hip-hop dancer. Ryan has also appeared in various dancing shows and TV shows. He can be seen in Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Dancing with the Stars, and Shameless (2011-2021).
Early Life and Age
Born in San Gabriel, California, the United States, on December 27, 2001, Ryan Phuong is 26 years old. Since Phuong was born on December 27, he has been a Capricorn man.
Even though not much information about Ryan Phuong’s family is known, he has an older brother. Ryan’s older brother’s name is Jack Phuong.
When he was seven years old, Ryan joined the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. At Debbie Allen Dance Academy, his mentor advised Ryan to look into other career prospects, and then he decided to dive into acting.
After understanding the necessity of balancing one’s emotions in dancing and acting from Allen’s class, Phuong broadened his horizons.
“Becoming more in touch with my emotions and changing how I saw myself allowed me to be freer,” he said of his road to radical self-love.
In 2020, he started his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, where he was a member of the Class of 2024.
While applying to USC, Phuong was unsure how to manage his acting career with the dance school. However, he gained the confidence to pursue his aspirations thanks to the constant encouragement of his friends, family, and well-wishers.
He balanced both of his interests throughout his first semester and proceeded to do so in the following semesters.
Why is Ryan Phuong famous?
Ryan Phuong is famous for his dancing and acting skills. In addition, he is renowned for working as Tam Nguyen on the CBS Young Sheldon show (2021).
Ryan Phuong is also well-known because he has appeared on hit shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice.”
He was also part of the Dance based video-game “Just Dance 2.”
Despite being only 26 years old, Ryan Phuong has achieved a lot in his career.
Tam Nguyen in Young Sheldon
When he was still in high school, Ryan auditioned for the role of Tam Nguyen in the hit CBS show Young Sheldon (2021).
Since Ryan is a highly talented individual, he successfully landed the role and worked as the protagonist’s (Sheldon Cooper) closest classmate.
In this show, Ryan Phuong played the role of a pessimistic short-tempered boy with Vietnamese parents. Tam had a terrible home life, and he often fought against his parents, which has influenced his character in school.
But, in the show autistic and peculiar, Sheldon’s only best friend is Tam and vice-versa.
The show was shot during the corona-virus pandemic, and Ryan claims that the production took every care during the shoot. For example, wearing masks and maintaining social distance were normal.
Young Sheldon cast Phuong in a recurring role. Since the first season premiered in 2017, he has appeared in 30 episodes. IMDb’s most recent appearance on Young Sheldon was in Season 4 Episode 15 on April 22, 2021. In May of 2021, Season 4 came to an end.
Tam Nguyen in Big Bang Theory
In Season 12, Episode 4 of Big Bang Theory, Tam Nguyen comes back to the show as a grown-up version of Tam, played by Robert Wu.
The name of the episode was “The Tam Turbulence.”
TV Shows and Competitions
Phuong was one of Just Dance Kids 2, a dance-based computer game published on October 25, 2011.
Ryan Phuong has appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice” in 2011.
Phuong’s first acting role was in The Fresh Beat Band, a Nickelodeon musical family show.
In an episode of the action-adventure musical series The AXI: The Avengers of Extreme Illusions in 2012, Phuong featured as a child (2011-2019).
He has also appeared in a Netflix documentary called “Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.”
In 2019, Ryan won the ‘Young Entertainer Award‘ for ‘Best Supporting Young Actor – Television Series’ for Young Sheldon at ‘The 4th Annual Young Entertainer Awards.’
In addition, Tam’s role was named one of the show’s most intelligent and appealing characters by Screenrant in 2020.
Ryan Phuong is a handsome man. But, unfortunately, we do not have much information about his personal life.
Hence, he likes to keep his life private.
Ryan Phuong’s net worth is around $1.5 million.
This sum is accumulated by working as a dancer, actor, and singer.
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