Lee Pace

Born Lee Grinner Pace on March 25, 1979 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, he was the eldest of three children by oil company engineer James Roy Pace and his schoolteacher wife, Charlotte. His father's profession required Pace to ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1979 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA


Actor (29)

Halt & Catch Fire 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)


The Program 2016 (Movie)

Bill Stapleton (Actor)

Revolt 2015 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

The Book of Henry 2015 (Movie)


The Mindy Project 2015 (Tv Show)


Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

Ronan (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Thranduil (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Thranduil (Actor)

30 Beats 2012 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Fernando Wood (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Thranduil (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part Two 2012 (Movie)

Garrett (Actor)

Ceremony 2011 (Movie)

Whit Coutell (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

Garrett (Actor)

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

Phil Winslow (Actor)

The Resident 2010 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

When in Rome 2010 (Movie)

Brady Sacks (Actor)

A Single Man 2009 (Movie)

Grant (Actor)

Pushing Daisies 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Possession 2008 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

The Fall 2008 (Movie)

Roy Walker/Black Bandit (Actor)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Dick Hickock (Actor)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

Richard Hayes (Actor)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

Crane (Actor)

Wonderfalls 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)


Soldier's Girl (TV Show)



Born Lee Grinner Pace on March 25, 1979 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, he was the eldest of three children by oil company engineer James Roy Pace and his schoolteacher wife, Charlotte. His father's profession required Pace to relocate numerous times throughout his childhood, and he spent several years in the Middle East before the family settled in Houston, Texas. There, Pace began performing with the city's esteemed Alley Theater while still a student at Klein High School, and briefly dropped out to appear more frequently in productions. After completing his school requirements in 1997, Pace was accepted to the Jullliard School's Drama Division, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. From there, he landed roles in Off-Broadway plays before making his television debut in a 2002 episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ).


Klein High School

Klein, Texas

The Juilliard School

New York, New York

Alley Theatre

Houston, Texas
Temporarily quit high school to attend



Cast as Ronan the Accuser in "Guardians of the Galaxy"


Reprises Thranduil in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"


Cast as King Thranduil in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson


Cast as nomadic vampire Garrett in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"


Played politician Fernando Wood opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"


Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel in the romantic comedy "When in Rome"


Starred in the live-action film based on the comic strip "Marmaduke," featuring the voice of Owen Wilson as the title character


Appeared opposite Colin Firth in Tom Ford's directorial debut "A Single Man"


Cast in the lead role of Ned on critically acclaimed ABC series "Pushing Daisies"; earned Best Actor Golden Globe (2008) and Emmy (2008) nominations


Appeared opposite Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro directed "The Good Shepherd"


Delivered substantial role as a killer in Douglas McGrath's "Infamous"


Landed first regular series role on short-lived Fox series "Wonderfalls," co-created by Bryan Fuller


Made feature debut in "White Countess"


Played the role of Calpernia Addams, a transgender woman dating Army soldier (Troy Garity) in Showtime's "Soldier's Girl"; received nominations for a Golden Globe for Supporting Actor and an Independent Spirit Award for Male Lead


Acted in Craig Lucas' off-Broadway production of "Small Tragedy"


Made TV debut guest-starring on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"


Breakout role in "Soldier's Girl"

Acted in productions of "The Spider's Web" and "The Greeks" at Houston's Alley Theatre

Appeared in several Shakespearean roles while attending the Juilliard School

Bonus Trivia


As a young child, Pace spent several years in Saudi Arabia where his father was in the oil business.


His classmate at Klein High School was actor Matt Bomer ("Flightplan," 2012)


His class at Julliard, Group 30, included Anthony Mackie and his "Wonderfalls" co-star, Tracie Thoms.


Made his Broadway debut in "The Normal Heart" (2011).


Lost 25 pounds to play Calpernia Addams in "Soldier's Girl."


Despite his critical acclaim for "Lincoln," Pace was not included among the list of actors nominated for Best Ensemble by the Screen Actors Guild.