Lee Pace Biography, Age, Dating, Actor, Twilight, Gay, Movies and Family

Lee Pace Biography

Lee Pace born (Lee Grinner Pace) is an American actor, he is well known for being featured in films, stage, and television. He as well starred as Thranduil the Elvenking in The Hobbit trilogy, and like the protagonist, Joe MacMillan for four seasons in AMC’s television drama Halt and Catch Fire.

Lee Pace Age

Pace was born on 25th of March 1979 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, He is 39 years old as of 2018.

Lee Pace Family

He was born the son of Charlotte (mother), a schoolteacher, and James Roy Pace (father), an engineer. He was raised along with his two siblings, a sister named Sally and a younger brother named Willam Pace. He spent his childhood life in Saudi Arabia, where his father worked in the oil business, the family later relocated to Houston.

Lee Pace Wife | Lee Pace Girlfriend | Lee Pace Dating |  Lee Pace Is Gay

Pace has never had a wife and he is not married. The popular Hobbit actor who always tries not to talk about his relationships has been said to have dated James Calleri for three years; 2002 to 2005. In 2012 he got identified as was identified as gay by Ian McKellen, whom he 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.

He never responded Pace made no comments about his romantic life until in 2018 February when he admitted in an interview that he has dated both men and women, but did not identify with a single sexual identity label. He later came out as gay in an interview with The New York Times.

Lee Pace Education

Pace got enrolled at  Klein High School in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, with future fellow actor Matt Bomer. He then quit high school to act at Houston’s Alley Theatre and later returned and he graduated. While at school he was featured in productions of The Spider’s Web and The Greeks. He later joined the Juilliard School’s Drama Division as a member of Group 30 from  (1997–2001).  While he was at  Juilliard School’s Drama he was featured in several plays, including Romeo and Juliet as Romeo, Richard II in the title role, and Julius Caesar as Cassius. He later graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Lee Pace Career | Actor

Lee began his career landing his first role in non-Broadway acts like The Fourth Sister and The Credeaux Canvas. He was also featured in a Small Tragedy which was directed by Craig Lucas, he then got nominated as an outstanding actor for the Lucille Lortel Award.

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He also got nominated over the same the same award the following year after he appeared in a dual character play named Guardians. He first appeared in Broadway in late 2011 when he was featured as Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart.

He played 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 later won a Gotham Award for the breakthrough actor, He was then featured 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.

He was featured in other famous work includes Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in 2012, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in 2012, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2011, Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014.

He as well appeared in TV series like Wonderfalls in 2004. He as well played a lead the role in ABC’s Pushing Daisies in 2007 for which he got nominated for 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 was also featured in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Halt and Catch Fire and HBO’s The Miraculous Year.

Lee Pace Net Worth

Lee has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.

Lee Pace Height | Measurements

He stands at a height of 6 ft 3.75 in and has a body weight of 94 kg or 207 pounds. His specific body measurements have described as.

  • Chest– 42 in or 107 cm
  • Arms / Biceps– 14.5 in or 37 cm
  • Waist– 34 in or 86 cm

Lee Pace Twilight

He is featured as Garrett in Twilight, Garrett a former nomadic vampire before joining the Denali coven as Kate’s mate at the end of Breaking Dawn after their confrontation with the Volturi. Garrett is shown to be very amiable, personable and easily interacts with others, especially with Kate’s coven. He has apparently very adventurous and very curious, as evidenced by his acceptance of Kate’s challenge to experience her ability and later to assume vegetarianism, which he finds difficult to adjust to.

He as well never lost the rebellious spirit of his human life, and loves a good fight, always rooting for the underdog. Also, he is hot-headed, but very brave and strongly believes in free will and compares the Cullens’ resistance against the Volturi to America and England during the Revolutionary War. He is also a very independent character.

Lee Pace Hobbit

He is featured as Thranduil as a supporting character in The Hobbit, where he is referred to as the Elvenking, and he figures briefly in The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. Tolkien describes Thranduil as having a crown made of red leaves and berries in the autumn and wearing a similar crown of flowers in the spring. The Hobbit describes the woodland king “with a crown of leaves upon his golden hair”. Like most of the Sindar, he would have been beardless, tall, and grey-eyed. The name “Thranduil” means “vigorous spring” in Sindarin.

Lee Pace Movies





Captain Marvel

Ronan the Accuser


The Party’s Just Beginning



John DeLorean


The Keeping Hours


The Book of Henry

David Daniels




The Program

Bill Stapleton


Guardians of the Galaxy

Ronan the Accuser[30]


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies



The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug



The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2



Fernando Wood

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey



The Resident



Whit Coutell

30 Beats

Matt Roberts


When in Rome

Brady Sacks


Phil Winslow


A Single Man






Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Michael Pardew



Richard Hickock

The Fall

Roy Walker / The Masked Bandit

The Good Shepherd

Richard Hayes


The White Countess



Soldier’s Girl

Calpernia Addams

Lee Pace Tv Shows






Flying Tiger

Hong Kong TVB series


The Mindy Project

Alex Eakin

Episode: “San Francisco Bae”

Robot Chicken

Heinrich Himmler (voice)

Episode: “Zero Vegetables”


Halt and Catch Fire

Joe MacMillan

Main cast (40 episodes)


Pushing Daisies


Main cast (22 episodes)



Aaron Tyler

Main cast (13 episodes)


Soldier’s Girl

Calpernia Addams

Television film


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Benjamin Tucker

 Lee Pace Awards and nominations






2003Gotham AwardBreakthrough AwardSoldier’s Girl


2004Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSoldier’s Girl


Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSoldier’s Girl


Independent Spirit AwardBest Male LeadSoldier’s Girl


2007Silver BearOutstanding Artistic Contribution Shared with castThe Good Shepherd


Satellite AwardBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalPushing Daisies


2008Satellite AwardBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalPushing Daisies


Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or ComedyPushing Daisies


Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesPushing Daisies


Saturn AwardBest Actor on TelevisionPushing Daisies


2014Satellite AwardBest Actor in a Series, DramaHalt and Catch Fire


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Lee Pace Quotes

  • “He’s an [frick]ing psycho! He’s a real monster. I’ve had the best time playing this character. I’m glad its all on film and I never thought I could be so nuts in it! James Gunn is just putting together a phenomenal movie and I’ve had the best time working with him on it. And yea we’ve made a monster of an alien!”
  • “The characters couldn’t be more different! I remember walking on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy, and I was like ‘Very un-elfy, right guys? Ronan is a real psychopathic beast. I’m having the best time playing it. I kept looking over at James Gunn when we were shooting, ‘Too much? Should I pull back?’ He’s like ‘No, more, go for it!”
  • “A raccoon with a machine gun! It’s been quite an interesting year. I don’t know if I’ll ever play a human again! I was a vampire in Twilight, the king of the elves in The Hobbit and now an alien warlord in Guardians of the Galaxy.”
  • “It was awesome! That movie’s going to kick ass! We’ve just knocked it out of the park, it’s going to be wild! I kept looking over at James Gunn saying, ‘Is it too much? Am I over the top? Pull me back whenever you’re ready!’ And he was like, ‘More, more!’ He’s a true villain!”
  • “I’m a very curious person, I don’t leave any stone unturned. I remember being interested in comics and I really liked Silver Surfer. Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit deeper into the Marvel Universe, which I think is to its advantage. Iron Man was something that people were not super-familiar with when that movie first came out. I think people are certainly going to like this film and I certainly hope they do. It’s fun!”
  • “I’m really excited about this character. I mean he’s nuts. I mean I’ve never played anything like it and I’ve had such a good, it’s one of those things where you don’t know how to approach something like this. This is not Joe MacMillan. You can’t think, ‘Well, you know, this is my relationship with my father…’ It’s not that. There’s none of that, you know, kind of ‘This is how I would go about dealing with these problems.’ It’s a complete kind of act of imagination. But in the hands of James Gunn, I’m such a fan of his movies. So it’s very much a creation of his and I found my self being like, “Alright, let’s do it. You tell me what you’re into here.”
  • “Yeah, I’m really excited to see that character because we didn’t get to work with him on-set. Both Groot and Rocket were never there. Of course, I want to see how my spaceship turns out. I’ve seemed a little bit of the concept art and whatnot but, yeah. That movie is going to be really good.”
  • “I’ve never played a character like Ronan before. I like a bombastic villain, and that’s what I had a good time doing. It was the most fun playing this character… I was stronger than I’ve ever been, doing all this training, and the character is just a beast. He’s just so evil. At first, when I started working on him, I was thinking, ‘We’ve seen so many great performances of villains by very talented actors in superhero movies. I’ve got to find something relatable about this guy.’ But the more I played him, the more fun I had with just being evil. Evil, evil, evil. He’s an alien – there’s no kind of human rules. There’s nothing to relate to, actually. It just became, like, the darker I could conceive of him, the more I understood him.”
  • “You don’t even see my eyebrows! It’s covered up with that black ceremonial paint. He’s like Osama bin Laden – he’s like a religious fanatic. It’s so cool. When in my life did I think I’d be playing a character like this? When I got the call about this, I was like, ‘What? OK, OK… I’m in.’ I’d auditioned for Star-Lord, and then Chris obviously got the part… and then they called my agent and said, ‘We have another part for him!’ So I quickly put that on tape and Ronan worked out.”
  • “He’s the Accuser of the Kree; he passes judgment. He’s got a code to live by. This is a spiritual mission.”
  • “There will be a little something special at the very end of the movie… very special… But that’s all I can say about it. I’m not sure we’re even going to have it at the premiere so it’s not spoiled online for everyone seeing the film opening night.”
  • “Oh, I love those guys. I love those movies. It was such a privilege to be a part of that world. I would do anything. I’d be hidden completely again. I mean, I’ll do anything that they want to do. I mean, you just get so few opportunities to be creative like that. I’ve been lucky to have two this year, but I loved it. I absolutely loved it. I’ll do anything they want to do, and no one doesn’t like the guys that do those movies. It’s just so creative – Kevin Feige and the whole team, they just make fun movies. I mean, with big characters in them and real performances. I’ll do anything, anything they want.”
  • “I love the character. I’d love to play him again! Who knows!?! I was so proud to be a part of that whole fun moment. I found the character very, very interesting, exceptionally, and in playing him — this kind of charismatic space terrorist. The idea is fascinating. I had to kind of crack the way the character though. For me, I think he’s doing what’s right for his people. He’s going to right a wrong. He’s annihilating the weak in favor of the strong. That’s a different set of values, and he’s fighting for them.”
  • “The one thing about this year is I’ve gotten the opportunity to play some true characters. Very, very far from myself — and I love it. I really enjoyed that. I found it creative and fun to put on a mask and transform and be big — big characters. Thranduil was kind of a broad character. I really enjoyed that. I found it really fun. So within the Marvel Universe, there are lots of characters.”
  • “I knew I liked it. I knew when I was working on it and I was watching Chris Pratt and Dave and Zoe and James working together. I was like, ‘I like it! I like it a lot.’ I liked what Karen and I were doing together in the Dark Aster. I enjoyed it, so I’m not surprised in any way that other people have.”

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