Lee Pace

Personal Information
Lee Pace was the star of the 2003 Sundance hit, Soldier’s Girl, an extraordinary telefilm for Showtime, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Frank Pierson. His breakthrough performance as a drag queen in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for this relationship garnered a Golden Globe nomination, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Gotham Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance.

Pace received his BFA from The Juilliard School's Drama Division. He starred in the critically acclaimed Off- Broadway play, The Credeaux Canvas, directed by Michael Mayer, as well as being part of the Vineyard production of The Fourth Sister, written by Janusz Glowacki.

Pace just wrapped a limited engagement of the Off-Broadway production Small Tragedy, written by Craig Lucas and was just announced as a nominee for the Lucille Lortel 2004 Awards in the category of Outstanding Actor. On the small screen, he was recently seen on the Fox show Wonderfalls opposite Caroline Dhavernas.

Born in Oklahoma, Pace spent his early years living in the Middle East where his father was in the oil business in Saudi Arabia. His family moved back to the States to live in New Orleans and later, Houston. Pace attended high school in Houston where he began acting, and got so involved with his craft that he dropped out of high school to perform at the local Alley Theatre. He was accepted at Juilliard (after completing his last high school courses), where he studied between 1997 and 2001, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During this time, he honed his skills in such classic roles as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Richard II and Cassius in Julius Caesar, among others.

Pace is currently in South Africa shooting the independent feature The Fall for director Tarsem Singh.


Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Nassim New York City Center/ Stage II 12/12/2018 N/A REPLACEMENT
2 Golden Age New York City Center/ Stage I 12/04/2012 Vincenzo Bellini
3 Guardians Theatres at 45 Bleecker/ Bleecker Street Theatre 04/11/2006 English Boy
4 Small Tragedy Playwrights Horizons 03/11/2004 Hakija
5 The Fourth Sister Vineyard Theatre 11/21/2002 Kostia/Lonia
6 The Credeaux Canvas Playwrights Horizons 06/05/2001 N/A
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Guardians Actor
2 NOMINATED 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Small Tragedy Actor
3 WON 2004 Obie Award, Best Performance Small Tragedy Actor