Will Yun Lee is an incredible talent on both the big and small screens and is rapidly establishing himself as an action movie star.
Lee will next be seen starring opposite Hugh Jackman in the next installment of Twentieth Century Fox's X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. Based on the celebrated comic book series, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The story is taken from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's beloved early 80s miniseries. James Mangold is directing from a script by Mark Bomback. THE WOLVERINE is scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013.
Most recently, Lee could be seen starring as Captain Lo, the villain in the MGM feature RED DAWN where he shared the screen with Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. The movie, directed by Dan Bradley, tells the story of a town in Washington state that awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky as the town becomes the initial target of a U.S. invasion. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a small band of guerilla fighters. Inspired by their high school mascot, they call themselves The Wolverines as they band together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
In 2012, Lee could also be seen in Sony's TOTAL RECALL reboot with Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, in Lionsgate's 3D dance feature COBU 3D, and on CBS's #1 hit series HAWAII 5-0. Additionally, Lee has completed the upcoming video game SLEEPING DOGS-- an open-world cop drama set in Hong Kong. The game puts players in the boots of Wei Shen (Lee), an undercover police officer fighting through the seedy criminal underworld of the sprawling city. The cast involves high caliber actors, including Emma Stone, Tom Wilkinson, and Lucy Liu. Sleeping Dogs is under the Square Enix banner (Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Hitman) of United Front Games.
Lee's additional feature credits include the Marvel/Fox action flick ELEKTRA, James Bond's DIE ANOTHER DAY and TORQUE for Warner Brothers, and the Independent features 5 STAR DAY with Cam Gigandet, Inferno's KING OF FIGHTERS with Maggie Q, the Chinese feature FAR AWAY EYES, OKA AMERIKEE!, and WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN with Eric Mabius. Lee also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO/BBC film TSUNAMI: THE AFTERMATH alongside Tim Roth, Sophie Okonedo, Toni Collette and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the Emmy nominated F/X mini-series THIEF.
Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia. Raised by extended family and parents who emigrated from Korea , Lee found himself moving all over the U.S., from the tough Bronx streets to the idyllic Hawaiian beaches. Training in San Francisco under his father, a Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster, Lee also became an accomplished martial artist and won an athletic scholarship to U C Berkeley where he began acting studies.
After landing a role in NASH BRIDGES, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. Guest-starring roles in series such as PROFILER and BRIMSTONE led to lead roles in THE DISCIPLES for UPN, WHAT's COOKING, and TNT's hit series WITCHBLADE.
Lee currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.