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Lee Pace
Lee Pace

Michael Pardue

In his career overall, and in the past year alone, Lee Pace has starred on film, television, and stage.

He first came to industry attention at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival with his breakthrough performance in Soldier's Girl, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Frank Pierson. Mr. Pace's portrayal in the feature earned him a Gotham Award as well as nominations for Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards.

He currently stars on the critically acclaimed hit television series Pushing Daisies, with Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen Greene, and Swoosie Kurtz. He had previously starred for series creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller in another show, Wonderfalls, opposite Caroline Dhavernas; the role of Ned in the new series was written for Mr. Pace.

His film work includes starring in Tarsem Singh's epic fantasy The Fall (which world-premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival), as well as roles in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd; Douglas McGrath's Infamous; Merchant Ivory's The White Countess; and Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist's soon-to-be-released Possession, in which he plays the male lead opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar.

An alumnus of NYC's Juilliard School, Mr. Pace began his acting career in theater. He most recently starred off-Broadway in Jason Moore's Culture Project staging of Peter Morris' play Guardians, opposite Kate Moenning, and earned a 2007 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Leading Actor. He previously was nominated for that Award for his performance in Mark Wing-Davey's Playwrights Horizons production of Craig Lucas' play Small Tragedy, for which he shared an Obie Award with the ensemble cast.

His other off-Broadway works include Michael Mayer's Playwrights Horizons staging of Keith Bunin's The Credeaux Canvas and Lisa Peterson's Vineyard Theater production of Janusz Glowacki's The Fourth Sister.