Who is Jason Scott Lee?
Jason Scott Lee is an American actor and a martial artist, who is best known to the world as Bruce Lee in the film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” (1993), and as Mowgli in the film “The Jungle Book” (1994), based on the novel of the same name.
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Jason Scott Lee Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education
Jason Scott Lee was born on the 19th of November 1966, in Los Angeles, California USA, the son of Robert Lee and his wife, Sylvia; of Chinese and Hawaiian ancestry, Jason spent his childhood in Hawaii, and went to Pearl City High School.
While in high school, Jason became interested in acting, and after matriculation enrolled at Fullerton College in California. He started studying acting under coach Sal Romeo.
Jason’s career started in the mid-‘80s with a minor role in the TV series “The A-Team” (1986), while in 1987 he had another minor role, this time in the film “Born in East L.A”. He continued with minor roles in films and TV series, such as “Back to the Future Part II” in 1989, then in the film “Ghoulies Go to College” (1990), and in the television movie “The Lookalike”, also in 1990.
With the start of the ‘90s, his career started improving, and in 1992 he had his first starring role, as Avik in the romantic drama film “Map of the Human Heart”, with Anne Parillaud, and Patrick Bergin.
Rise to Prominence
Jason was on the rise now, and in 1993 he was cast in his career role, as Bruce Lee in the biopic film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, for which he received good reviews and also earned a couple of award nominations. The following year, Jason had another tremendous accomplishment as an actor, when he was selected for the role of Mowgli in the film “The Jungle Book”.
Before the ‘90s ended, Jason featured in a couple more popular films, such as the thriller drama film “Murder in Mind” (1997), then the fantasy horror “Tale of the Mummy” (1998), and also co-starring with Kurt Russell and Jason Isaacs in the Paul W.S Andersen sci-fi drama film “Soldier” (1998).
With the start of the 2000s, Jason’s career started declining, although he kept pushing until the middle of the decade. His most memorable role in this period was as Father Uffizi in the horror film “Dracula II: Ascension”, which he reprised two years later in another sequel “Dracula III: Legacy” (2005).
Also, in 2003 he starred in the sci-fi action film “Timecop: The Berlin Decision”. Through to 2010, Jason also appeared in the films “Balls of Fury” (2007) and “Dance of the Dragon” (2008), but then failed to secure any noteworthy role until the mid- 2010s, as he returned to the big screen with a role in the action-adventure film “Seventh Son”, starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges. In recent years, Jason has featured in several films, including the action-adventure “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” (2016), then in the comedy-drama “Burn Your Maps” (2016), and co-starred in the action-drama “Mulan”, with Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jet Li among other stars.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 25, 2018
Jason Scott Lee Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Jason has become a star since launching a career, though there is a feeling that he could have achieved more. Nevertheless, his wealth has increased by a large margin, and according to sources, Jason Scott Lee’s net worth has been estimated at over $6 million, as of early 2020.
Jason Scott Lee stands at 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, while he weighs approximately 176lbs (80kgs). His body measurements are unknown, but he has an athletic figure. His hair is black, and he has brown eyes.
Jason Scott Lee Personal Life, Marriage, Wife Diana Chan
Jason is a very private man and some details about his personal life are still obscure. However, it is revealed that Jason is a married man and that his wife’s name is Diana Chan. The couple has been married since 2008, and has a daughter together, born in 2011, but there is no more information. Jason’s wife is a Singapore native, and the two met when Jason was working in Singapore on one of his many films. Diana is involved in public relations, but no other information has been made available.
Jason Scott Lee News, Facts, and Influence
Jason Scott Lee’s career was in a constant decline in the last few years, but he has re-emerged as a star with the role of Bori Khan in the film “Mulan”, which gave a boost to his popularity and a few interviews in magazines and online publications, including for the Hollywood Reporter.
Jason, although his last name is Lee and he played Bruce Lee in one of the films, is in no way related to the late acting and mixed martial arts star. Before he was selected for the role of Bruce Lee, Jason didn’t train in any martial art, but he has always been interested in attaining the skills.
Jason continued to train martial arts after the film “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, closely working with the trainer Jerry Poteet, who is a former student of Bruce Lee, especially Jeet Kune Do, and is now a certified trainer under Jerry Poteet. As he progressed with his martial arts training he became more popular, and in 2012 he was featured in the documentary “Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee”, which displayed his training with Shaolin masters.
With his recent upscale in popularity, he has become popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram, and now has more than 11,000 followers on his official page.