Lee Pace is an actor who has given his contribution to television, stage and movie. He is best known for his role Roy Walker in The Fall in 2006. He has appeared in movies like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Guardians of the Galaxy. He appeared in the television series Pushing Daisies aired on ABC. He was born in Chickasha, to Charlotte and James Roy Pace. His mother worked as a schoolteacher and father was an engineer. During his early childhood, he stayed in Saudi Arabia, as his father used to work there. They later shifted to Houston. He went to Klein High School. He schoolmate was actor
Matt Bomer, and they both were part of Houston's Alley Theatre. He appeared on the production team of The Greeks and The Spider's Web. He later attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division along with actors Tracie Thoms and
Anthony Mackie. He acted in many plays, including Richard III as the main character, Julius Caesar in the character of Cassius and Romeo and Juliet in the role of Romeo. He did his final graduation from the Juilliard with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has been in many stage plays including The Fourth Sister and The Credeaux Canvas. He was a part of the production team of Small Tragedy by Craig Lucas. In 2006, he acted in the play Guardians, which was directed by Peter Morris.
The play gave him the second nomination for Lortel Award in the category of Outstanding Actor. His other Broadway includes The Normal Heart and Golden Age, He did his first appearance in the 2003 movie Soldier’s Girl, which was based on the true events in the life of Calpernia Addams. He played the role of a transsexual who loves a military guy. He won the Gotham Award in the category of Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for many awards including the Golden Globe Award. In 2008, he acted in the movie Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and The Fall. Both the movies were a huge success and gave recognition to him as an artistic actor. His next work was in the movie Possession along with
Sarah Michelle Gellar. He did supporting roles in films like When in Rome, The Good Shepherd, Infamous and The White Countess.
In 2012, he appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in the character of Garrett a vampire. His role was appreciated a lot by the critics and his fans. He appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, which was an adaptation of the movie The by J. R. R. Tolkien. He was even part of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in 2014 which was a series of the movie. He was a part of the movie Lincoln, by
Steven Spielberg. The movie was a huge hit and had received 12 nominations at the Academy Awards. In 2014, he played the character of villain Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy movie by Marvel Studios. His television career includes the lead role in Pushing Daisies in 2007 aired on ABC. He received many nominations for the series including a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actor in a Television Series, Saturn Award in the category of Best Actor on Television. He played the character of a child molester in the episode Guilt of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2013, he acted in the Halt and Catch Fire directed by Juan J. Campanella and aired on the AMC.