Birth Date: February 1, 1965
Birth Place: Oakland, California
Notable Films: Rapid Fire, Showdown in Little Tokyo, The Crow
Awards: MTV Movie Awards (Best Male Performance | The Crow – Nominated)
Brandon Lee Biography:
Brandon Lee was an American actor and martial artist, and the son of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell. Born in Oakland, California in 1965, the family moved to Los Angeles when Lee was a baby. From 1971 until 1973 the family lived in Hong Kong until Bruce Lee’s death, when Brandon and his mother then moved back to the USA.
Lee attended Chadwick High School and Bishop Montgomery High School, and went to Emerson College in Boston at the age of 18, studying theater. A year later Lee moved to New York and started taking acting lessons. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Lee worked as a script reader until he won his first role in Kung Fu: The Movie (1986). His first leading role came in the same year when he starred in Legacy of Rage (1986).
He also followed this up a Guest appearance on the TV show Ohara and a starring role in Showdown in Little Tokyo. This was his first American movie and looked set to be the start of a promising career for the young actor. After signing a multi-film deal with 20th Century Fox, he starred in action-thriller Rapid Fire (1992). That same year he secured his best-known role, Eric Draven in cult comic book movie The Crow (1994). Unfortunately, this would prove to be his last role, as Lee was killed on the set of The Crow in a freak accident.
Lee was survived by his fiancée Eliza Hutton, whom he was due to be married to a week after filming would finish. The couple had planned a family but had no children. Following his death, tighter regulations have now been placed on weaponry used in film and television.