Containment Star Chris Wood Shares His Haute Secrets to LA

CONTAINMENTPhoto Credit: Justin Stephens/The CW

You might recognize Chris Wood‘s handsome face from The Vampire Diaries, where he starred as the vengeful yet charming Malachai ‘Kai’ Parker in the sixth season of the CW’s vampy hit series or from guest starring turns on The Carrie Diaries, Major Crimes, HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Girls or the Amazon pilot, Browsers. If you tune into the CW, you’re about to see a lot more of the St. Louis-born star, who will star in the network’s new show, Containment as Jake, a renegade-turned-cop who finds himself trapped in an office high-rise in the aftermath of a deadly epidemic outbreak in Atlanta. The series, which is written and executive produced by Julie Plec, is set to premiere on April 19th 2016. Here, the up and coming star shares his haute secrets to the City of Angels with Haute Living. 

 Photo Credit: Christopher Fragapane/The CW

Where were you born: St. Louis, MO (moved when I was one, so can’t claim it as home)

How long in LA: Two and a half years

Neighborhood: Hollywood Hills 

Occupation: Actor

Favorite Restaurant: Terroni

Best Sushi: Katsu-Ya in Studio City

Best Italian: Bestia

Best dessert: Bulgarini Gelato

Best place for a romantic date: A.O.C.

Best Sunday brunch: Cafe Stella 

Best place for a power business meeting: Commissary

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The London WeHo

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: The Grove

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Feldmar Watch Company

Best Spa: My bathtub at home

Favorite Cultural Event: LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Favorite Cultural Institution: Getty Center

Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza 

Best Lunch: Hinoki & The Bird

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Runyon Canyon

Best Massage: The one I give my girlfriend 

Best Limousine/Driving Service: BLS  

Best Museum/Exhibit: Griffith Observatory 

Describe your city in three words: Easygoing, Sunshine, Traffic

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: The Betty Dearing Trail 

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The year-round great weather