Jason Lee

Jason Lee

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Updated On November 18, 2021

Jason Lee is a famous Asian-American actor. Jason Lee has been able to gain attention because of his portrayal of Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He is also prominent for his expertise in Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts. Many people know him because of his action movies and appearances on TV series.

Early Life and Childhood

The birth name of Jason Lee is Jason Scott Lee. He was born on November 19, 1966. His birthplace is in Los Angeles, California. He had Tauras as a birth sign. As of now, he is 54 years old.  He belongs to American nationality. On the other hand, he is of mixed ethnicity of English, German, Swiss-German, Scottish.

Besides, he was born to Greg Lee and Carol Lee. Talking about his siblings, he has a brother, James Lee. When he two years old. Similarly, he has completed his high school studies at Ocean View High School, Huntington Beach. Later on, he joined the Fullerton College in California. Ocean View High School is one of the public comprehensive college-prep academies. It was established in 1976. During his college days, he used to take lessons from Sal Romeo.

Professional life

Firstly, Jason Lee worked in the TV series The A-Team in 1986. In 1987, he was cast in Born in East L.A. His official TV debut was in The Fisherman in 1988. Only from the next year, he starts involved in the Hollywood industry. He then gave his appearances in TV series, Wolf, and movies named, Back to the Future Part II (1989).


Simultaneously, he started getting several roles. His projects in 1990 are CBS Schoolbreak Special, Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College, The Lookalike, and Vestige of Honor. In 1992, he played the role of Avik in Map of the Human Heart.  Also, he played the vital role of inspiring performance in the biopic of Bruce Lee, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).

Sadly, he has two flop movies in 1994. They are Rapa Nui and Picture Bride. However, he returned back with the movie, of The Jungle Book in the same year. Similarly,  he worked in Murder in Mind (1997, Tale of the Mummy (1998),  Arabian Nights (2000), and Lilo & Stitch (2000).

Further amazing career

Also, he worked as a voice actor in Lilo & Stitch Has a Glitch in 2005. His other projects include Dracula II: Ascension, Timecop: The Berlin Decision, Dracula III: Legacy (2005), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016).

Besides, he has been involved in TV series, Hawaii Five-O from 2010 to 2013. As of the latest career situation, he had played the role of the man antagonist, Bori Khan in Disney live-action classic Mulan (2000).

Awards and Nomination

My Name is Earl (2005) nominations

For the movie, the nominations are Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Comedy or Musical in 2006 and 2007. In these two years, the movie was nominated for Comedy Lead Actor in Gold Derby TV Award. Similarly, in 2007 and 2009, he was nominated for the title, Favorite Television Actor in Blimp Award. In Golden Nymph, he was nominated for the movie in Outstanding Actor- Comedy Series.

Jason Lee as Earl Hickey

Caption: Jason Lee as Earl Hickey (Pop Sugar)

Consecutively, from 2005 to 2007, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in OFTA Television Award. In Satellite Award, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Series and Outstanding Actor in a Series in 2006 and 2005. For the title, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, he was nominated in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, he was also nominated in Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Almost Famous (2000) nominations

For the movie, he was nominated in Favorite Supporting Actor in Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 2001.  In the same year, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture.

Jason Lee in 'Almost Famous'

Caption: Jason’s character in ‘Almost Famous’ (IMDb)

Further nominations

The talented actor was nominated in CFCA Award for his performance in Map of the Human Heart. Surprisingly, he was also nominated in Performance in a TV Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live in Prism Award.  In Razzie Award, nominations are Worst Supporting Actor in Alvin and the ChipmunksL The Road Chip in 2016. In 1998, he was nominated for the Worst On-Screen Hairstyle for Kissing a Fool in Stinker Award.

Award title achievements

In 2001, he won the title of Best Ensemble for Almost Famous in OFCS Award. On the other hand, he is also the winner of Best Supporting Male for Chasing Amy in the Independent Spirit Award in 1998.

Net Worth

According to some sources of information, Jason Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million US. Being an American actor, he could be able to earn a salary of $19,646 – $210,569.

Other information such as salary, personal belongings, and income is unknown to anyone.

Personal Life

Earlier, Jason Lee has been dated Beth Riesgraf from 2001 and 2007. From 1992 to 1993, he has dated Celeste Moreno. Also, he has been previously married to Carmen Llywelyn in 1995.  They share a son named, Pilot Inspektor Lee. The ex-married couple then separated in 2001.

Jason Lee and Ceren Alkac

Caption: Jason Lee with his current wife (Getty Images)

As for now, he is now married to Ceren Alkac. The couple has been married for twelve years. Likewise, the couple has tied the knot with each other in July 2008. The couple shares three children. They are Casper, Sonny, Alberta.


Into the bargain, there are not many rumors and controversies related to the hard-working celebrity.

Nevertheless, once a controversy was created when he left the religion of Scientology. There were many rumors regarding his religion. But, he gives the answer clearly to quit the controversial religion.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Unfortunately, many exact body measurement details are not available through any sources of information. Only the fact that he is six feet and two inches tall is known. Similarly, he has both black hairs as well as eyes.

Moreover, Jason Lee does not seem to be active on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It seems as if he is not much interested in being sociable. Maybe he is also not fond of sharing pictures and moments on different social media platforms. Hopefully, he will open his own account on some social media sites in the future.