Mar. 22nd, 1971
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Will Yun Lee's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2013 - Lost for Words
2013 - The Wolverine
2012 - Total Recall
2011 - Red Dawn
2011 - Setup
2009 - The King of Fighters
2005 - Elektra
2004 - Torque
2002 - Die Another Day
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Will Yun Lee (hangul: 이상욱; born March 22, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the TNT supernatural drama series Witchblade as Danny Woo and as Jae Kim on the NBC science fiction television drama Bionic Woman. He portrayed notable roles in the James Bond film Die Another Day, Elektra, and The Wolverine.
Born in Arlington, Virginia. His parents are mother Jing Ja Lee and father Soo Wong Lee, a Taekwondo grandmaster. He spent a portion of his youth teaching at Lee's Tae Kwon Do, his family's business in Napa California. Lee attended UC Berkeley on an athletic scholarship for the Cal Taekwondo team.
He had minor supporting roles on high profile films such as Die Another Day, Torque and Elektra. He has also acted on FX Network's mini-series Thief and ABC Family's TV movie Mini-series Fallen. He recently guest starred in the pilot episode of the new Hawaii Five-0.
Lee is among the actors, producers and directors interviewed in the documentary The Slanted Screen (2006), directed by Jeff Adachi, about the representation of Asian and Asian American men in Hollywood. He was in the video of 'Mariah Carey' "Boy (I Need You)".
In 2002 he was named by People as one of their "50 Most Beautiful People" which quickly lead to high profile roles. In November 2007, he was again recognized by People, this time as one of the members of their list of the 15 "Sexiest Men Alive".
Lee married actress 'Jennifer Birmingham' (October 2010) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Their first child, a son, was (born June 2013).
- Named one of People Magazine's Sexiest men alive 2007.
- Korean American
- Father was a Tae Kwon Do master.
- Voted one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people in 2002.
- Majored in Political Science and minored in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
- Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 2002."