Nico Santos was born in Manila,Philippines and moved with his family to the United States when he was 16 residing in Gresham, Oregon and attending Gresham's Centennial High School. Santos studied acting at Southern Oregon University.He worked for several years in the costume department of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He later moved to California where before getting his big TV break, Santos regularly performed as a stand-up comic. Best known for Superstore(2015),Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2(2015) and The Clapper(2017). He was also part of the talk show round table Chelsea Lately. He is being cast in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu. The film is due to released in mid-2018.