Rex Lee (actor)

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Rex Lee
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Born (1969-01-07) January 7, 1969 (age 46)
Warren, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Rex Lee (born January 7, 1969) is an American actor of Korean descent. He is best known for his role on the HBO original series Entourage as Lloyd Lee.

Early life[edit]

Lee was born in Warren, Ohio. Lee is of Korean descent. His parents emigrated from Korea to the United States.[1] He grew up in the states of Massachusetts and California. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music[2] in 1990.[3] His parents encouraged him to be a professional pianist, but Lee knew he wanted to act after taking a theater class in college.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to landing the role on Entourage, Lee had various jobs including performing in the children's theater company, Imagination Company, as well as working as a casting assistant. He was the casting director for the TV movie The Cure for a Diseased Life. Lee has also played roles on a variety of TV shows, including Twins, What About Brian and Zoey 101.

Lee played Lloyd Lee, the gay assistant to Ari Gold, the character played by Jeremy Piven — eventually becoming an agent and interim head of TMA's television department. Lee began his role in the first episode of the show's second season, "The Boys Are Back in Town", which introduced Lloyd as the replacement to Ari's previous assistant.[4] Lee won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Television at the AZN Asian Excellence Awards in 2007[5] and 2008.[6]

Lee appeared on Fox's Hell's Kitchen during Season 11. He sat at the VIP table during one of the show's competitive dinner services. Lee earned this position thanks to his role on Entourage.

Lee had a regular role in the first two seasons of the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, playing Mr. Wolfe, a clueless high school guidance counselor.[7] He appeared as one of the judges at Nationals in the Fox Television Comedy-Drama Glee in season 3. He currently appears as Elliot Park on "Young and Hungry"

In 2015, Lee appeared in an episode of Fresh Off the Boat as Jessica Huang's college boyfriend.[8] Lee currently plays a talent agent in the 2015 "#ItsThatEasy" celebrity-themed ad campaign for website company Wix.com.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Lee is openly gay; he came out to his parents when he was 22.[12][13] His mother does not accept his sexual orientation, and they no longer speak.[3][verification needed][better source needed][dead link]

In an interview from 2011, Lee said that he was currently single but looking for something more permanent but that it was difficult to find the right relationship.[12]

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