Joan Boocock Lee

Joan Boocock Lee

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Updated On November 25, 2021

Joan Boocock Lee was a British-American model as well as a voice actress. Joan Boocock Lee was the wife of the famous comic book writer Stan Lee. Likewise, in her later years, she became a voice actress and appeared in the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four animated series in the 1990s.

Early Life and Childhood

Joan Boocock Lee was born on February 5, 1922, in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK. Her zodiac sign was Aquarius. Boocock’s birth was registered in the first quarter of 1922 in Castle Ward Rural District according to her birth register records.


However, she passed away on July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles from stroke-related complications. At the time of her death, her husband of almost 70 years, and their daughter, Joan, were also present as she died. And, although several sources gave her age as 93 at the time of her death, British birth records show she was, in fact, 95 years old.

Joan Boocock Lee

Caption: Joan Boocock Lee and Stan Lee when they were young (Source: StarsInformer)

Family, Siblings, and Education

Joan Boocock Lee’s father’s name is Norman Dunton Boocock and her mother’s name is Hannah Clayton. Her parents married in the Castle Ward district of Northumberland in the year 1920. Likewise, in one interview, she stated that she was born in Gosforth, Newcastle, and grew up and in Fawdon. And, after World War II, she relocated to the United States as a war bride by marrying an American serviceman, Sanford Dorf Weiss. She had only known for 24 hours prior to their marriage in the year 1943. Other than this, nothing much about her other family members is available until now. It seems as if Lee likes to keep her personal and family background private and away from the limelight.

Regarding her educational background and qualification, the name of the educational institutions she attended is not available at the moment. However, she must have graduated from high school at least until and unless she is a dropout or didn’t get a chance to study.

Career and Professional Life

Joan Boocock Lee along with her husband, Stan Lee moved from New York City to Los Angeles. After arriving in LA, she lent her voice to several animated Marvel shows in the 1990s. Likewise, she first appeared in Fantastic Four in the year 1994, voicing a reoccurring character. She also voiced a computer in the Iron Man television series for three episodes in 1994. Moreover, she later appeared in Spider-Man as Madame Web, appearing in eight episodes from the year 1996 to 1998.

In the year 2002, she appeared as herself alongside Stan Lee and Kevin Smith in Stan Lee’s Mutants, “Monsters & Marvels”. After that, she also appeared as herself in the documentary Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked in the year 2003. And, in the year 2010, she appeared in a documentary about her husband called With “Great Power: The Stan Lee Story”. Her husband, Stan Lee made her last appearance in a cameo in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse alongside her husband.

Furthermore, Stan Lee’s likeness was used for a digital cameo in “Avengers: Endgame”. She along with her husband appeared as two hippies driving by Camp Lehigh. Then, in the year 1987, she wrote The Pleasure Palace, her first novel. Also, three unpublished novels were found among her possessions.

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Caption: Joan Boocock Lee and Stan Lee (Source: The Irish Sun)

Relationship Status

In her early years, Joan Boocock Lee was a popular hat model before moving to the United States as a war bride to Sanford Dorf Weiss. They separated from each other not long after their marriage. Likewise, Stan’s cousin set him up on a blind date with a different model at the agency she worked. And, when he went to the modeling agency to meet his intended date, she answered the door instead. After seeing her, Stan Lee immediately professed his love for her and told her he had been drawing her face since childhood.

Stan Lee proposed to she after just two weeks of dating. Then, she went to Reno, Nevada in order to nullify her previous marriage. Then, on December 5, 1947, she received an annulment for her previous marriage and married Lee in the room next door. The couple had two daughters, Joan Celia “J. C.” Lee, and Jan Lee. Unfortunately, Jan Lee died eight days after the delivery. Likewise, the duo bought a two-story, three-bedroom home in Woodmere, Long Island, living there through in the year 1949. Further, Stan Lee credited his wife, she with the inspiration for early incarnations of the Fantastic Four. And, she was the inspiration of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man’s second girlfriend in the comics as well.

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Caption: Joan Boocock Lee along with her husband (Source: CinemaBlend)

Body Measurements

Joan Boocock Lee had a height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight was 62 Kg. Her other body measurements such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size, were 34-27-35 inches respectively. Likewise, she had brown hair and blue eyes.

Social Media and Net Worth

Joan Boocock was not active on any social media platforms. She didn’t own any social accounts until the moment she passed away. She might have wanted to stay away from the social world and live a normal life.

Focusing on her earnings and income, according to dreshare, she has a $70 million net worth and her main income source is her career of modeling and voice acting.