More Jason Lee Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Ballad of Jack and Rose)Jason Lee won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance as Ben Affleck's roommate in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, and played a memorable role in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, as Jeff, the lead singer of a the fictional rock band Stillwater. His recent films include Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher, I Love Your Work, A Guy Thing, Stealing Harvard, Vanilla Sky, Big Trouble, and Heartbreakers.
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, Lee began as a professional skateboarder, before pursuing his interest in acting. His first big break came in 1995 with a lead role in Kevin Smith's comedy, Mallrats, which he followed with performances in Smith's Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and upcoming, Jersey Girl. Lee's other film credits include Lawrence Kasdan's comedy Mumford, Enemy of the State, Kissing a Fool, and American Cuisine, as well as HBO's Weapons of Mass Distraction and Perversions of Science.
Bio courtesy IFC Films for "The Ballad of Jack and Rose" (07-May-2005)
Biography #3 (for Stealing Harvard)Jason Lee is solidly establishing himself among critics, directors and peers alike. Lee made a strong impression as Jeff Bebe, the lead singer for the rock band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, and then as Brian Shelby, the best friend to Tom Cruise's character, in Crowe's Golden Globe award-winning Vanilla Sky.
He next stars as the romantic lead in the comedy A Guy Thing. He plays a marketing executive who fears he may have committed the ultimate betrayal to his fiancee (Selma Blair), when he wakes up the morning following his bachelor party next to a tiki dancer (Julia Stilles). He also appears in director Lawrence Kasdan's upcoming ensemble thriller Dreamcatcher.
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, Lee turned a childhood pastime of skateboarding into a professional career. After moving to Los Angeles in his early twenties, however, he he developed an interest in acting.
Lee's big break came in 1995 with the lead role in writer-director Kevin Smith's comedy Mallrats, in which he deftly portrayed the inconsiderate slacker, Brodie. He went on to star in Smith's Chasing Amy, for which he won an independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role as Ben Affleck's insecure, outspoken roommate, Banky. He next showcased his intuitive timing as the demonic Azrael in smith's supernatural comedy Dogman, and he reprised his Chasing Amy role in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
His additional feature credits include: director Barry Sonnenfeld's ensemble comedy Big Trouble; the comedy "Heartbreakers' with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt; Kasdan's ensemble comedy Mumford; the political action-thriller Enemy of the State; Kissing A Fool; and American Cuisine.
Lee has most recently established the non-profit Jason Lee Foundation for the Arts, to support artists and artistic projects.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Stealing Harvard" (11-Sep-2002)