Lee Pace

Inside Biography

American actor Lee Grinner has been featured in film, stage, and TV since 2011. He is best known for his portrayal of Thranduil the Elvenking in The Hobbit trilogy. He played Roy Walker/the Masked Bandit in the 2006 film The Fall. He has also appeared in film series, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. He played the villain Ronan the Accuser in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and will reprise his role in the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019).

Early Life And Education Of Lee Pace

Lee Grinner Pace is a movie actor who was born in Oklahoma, United States of America. He was born as the eldest of three children to parents Charlotte, a school teacher and James Roy Pace who was an engineer.

Originally living in Chickasha, he later spends some part of his childhood in Saudi Arabia, where his father was deployed to work for an Oil company. The family later moved to Texas and settled down in Houston. Born as an American, Lee is a Christian by religion and belongs to white ethnicity.

He studied at the Houston’s Klein High School, alongside actor Matthew Bomer. He was a fan of acting and as a child performed in some of his school’s event. Later, he quit his school for some time in order to act in the local Alley Theatre.

After working there for some time, he later rejoined his school and completed his graduation. After applying for the drama team at Juilliard School, he was selected in 1997. Before graduating from there, he appeared in several plays like Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar.

Lee Pace's Career

His first roles landed in non-Broadway acts such as The Fourth Sister and The Credeaux Canvas. After acting in Small Tragedy which was directed by Craig Lucas, he was nominated as an outstanding actor for the Lucille Lortel Award.  

He was nominated for the same award the following year after he appeared in a dual character play named Guardians. His first Broadway role came as late as in 2011 when he played the role of Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart.

His first role in a movie was in 2003’s Soldier’s Girl. His role as a transsexual won much praise and for that, he won a Gotham Award for the breakthrough actor. Then in 2008, he worked in two movies named Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and The Fall. Besides that, he has also appeared in The Good Shepherd, The White Countess, When in Rome and Infamous.

His other famous work includes Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2011), Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

Besides movies, Pace has also been in TV series like Wonderfalls (2004). He also grabbed a lead role in ABC’s Pushing Daisies (2007) for which he was nominated in several awards like Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

He also played in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Halt and Catch Fire and HBO’s The Miraculous Year.

Lee Pace's Net Worth And Salary

Lee Pace's net worth is $5 million at present. He has earned a decent amount of salary working in movies, television shows, and theater in his career.

He has appeared in the movies and TV shows including The Party's Just Beginning, Revolt, The Book of Henry, The Hobbit franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Ceremony, The Resident, Possession, A Single Man, The Good Shepherd, The Fall, and Infamous. 

Lee Pace's Personal Life

Lee Pace has dated both men and women but did not identify with a single sexual identity label, as said by himself in a February 2018 interview.  

He was identified as gay in 2012, by Ian McKellen, who worked with him in The Hobbit movies. McKellen's "outing" was described in the press as a blunder and an accident on his part as Pace had not come out by then.

Pace made no comments about his romantic life until February 2018 and later came out as gay in an interview with The New York Times.

by sanjeet, 03 Feb, 2015

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