12 October 1983
Wellington, New Zealand
Lee grew up in Lower Hutt but he also lived in Perth, Australia for 3 years when he was younger. He attended local Catholic boys college Saint Bernard's College, finishing in 2001, where he was involved in cricket, debating and was a prefect. His family has two cats, a British Blue called Molley and Zane, who is a Birman.
Lee's acting career began when a friend of the family suggested his mother take him to a talent agency, which they did and he quickly gained work acting in commercials. His first taste of acting came at 8 years old when he won a starring role in a TVNZ advertising campaign.
He was then given a small role in television mini-series Fall Out in which he played Byron Lange. After that he went on to take on roles in shows such as The Tribe and the British production Atlantis High. During this time he also took part in Young and Hungry, a youth amateur theatre.
In 2006 he was part way through gaining his qualifications from Wellington's Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, when he was offered the role of Hunter McKay, the wayward son of Callum McKay and Justine Jones on New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. His first scenes were aired in December 2006, since debuting he has gone on to star in several major storylines such as him and onscreen sister Sophie tormenting Scarlett Valentine to the brink of her trying to run them down with her father's car and getting involved with a 34 year old widow who worked with his parents.
Agent Sharon Power
|2008||What Now (TV series)||Himself|
|2006–12||Shortland Street (TV series)||Hunter McKay|
|2005||King Kong (film)||Unnamed (Uncredited)|
|2004||Futile Attraction (film)||Mark|
|2002||Revelations – The Initial Journey (TV series)||Mike|
|2001||Atlantis High (TV series)||Josh Montana|
|1999–2000||The Tribe (TV series)||Spike|
|1995||Mirror, Mirror (TV miniseries)||Unnamed|
|1995||Fallout (film)||Byron Lange|
He was a contestant in the 2007 Cleo Bachelor of The Year. During this time he was featured in the Cleo Bachelors Calendar.
- We love Lee! « SHORTLAND STREET FEATURES « tvnz.co.nz
- Lee Donoghue « SHORTLAND STREET CHARACTERS « tvnz.co.nz
- Episode 3700 » Street Talk: Shortland Street fans
- 26 November - 30 November « SHORTLAND STREET EPISODES « tvnz.co.nz
- Lee Donoghue Filmography
- nzgirl - Hot Date: Atlas
- Lee Donoghue :: Meet The Boys :: CLEO Bachelor Of The Year :: Hot Boys :: CLEO