Ang Lee

by andrew on October 21, 2014

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Place of Birth: Chaochou, Pingtung, Taiwan

Date of Birth: October 23, 1954

Ethnicity: Chinese

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese-born American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012). He also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Ang Lee was born in Chaochou, Pingtung, Taiwan, to parents from mainland China, Lee Sheng and Yang Si-Chuan. He went to the U.S. to study in 1979.

In 2005, he stated:

I was never a citizen of any particular place… My parents left China to go to Taiwan. We were outsiders there. We moved to the States. Outsiders. Back to China. Now we were outsiders there, too — outsiders from America.

Ang Lee is a Buddhist.

His son, Mason Lee, co-starred in the film The Hangover Part II (2011).

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Manila July 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm

His parents are Lee Sheng and Yang Si-Chuan.

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