Justin Lee

Released May 24, 2012


“As a first generation Korean-American born and raised in Southern California with two siblings, I am incredibly grateful that my courageous parents made a risky life changing decision to immigrate to the U.S. (with little money and a lack of knowledge for culture or language).  I thank my parents for supporting me throughout my journey of finding purpose and passion in life; I love my friends, I love my family, I love to act, and I love the adventure of leaving a legacy.”



Height: 5’ 9’’ Weight: 130 lbs.
D.O.B. 09/30/1989 Los Angeles, California

“It’s not the mistakes that define us, but how we recover.”
Raised in Mission Viejo, California, Justin Lee was born in Los Angeles of two Korean immigrant parents, his mother Cindy and his father Ellis. Justin’s lifelong dream is to become a respected actor and a professional athlete. From the age of 3, Justin’s parents were very supportive of extracurricular activities, which instilled a deep understanding and appreciation for hard work and discipline. Justin was involved with everything from acting, to playing musical instruments, to actively competing in a variety of athletics.
For Justin’s 11th birthday, he was enrolled in his first acting class at Talent Studios of Orange County. A few months later, Justin showcased for five agencies and received a call back from all of them. He made the decision to join the young people’s department at Kazarian Spencer and Associates (now Kazarian Spencer Ruskin and Associates), with Bonnie Ventis, Jody Alexander, and Philip Marcus. In pursuit of his dream, Justin has appeared in a variety of television shows and films including: ABC Family’s “10 Things I Hate About You,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” Showtime’s hit sitcom, “Shameless,” and Nickelodeon’s “Shredderman Rules.” Justin is widely recognized for 3 seasons as, “Annyong Bluth,” on the highly esteemed, 6 time Emmy and 2 time Golden Globe winning series, “Arrested Development.”
At the age of 16, Justin moved to Fullerton, California and began his senior year in high school at Sunny Hills with a 3.9 GPA. As a mixed martial artist, Justin joined the wrestling team and competed at 112-­‐125 pound weight divisions. After high school, Justin enrolled to Fullerton College studying Film and Psychology and was awarded an honors certification for outstanding academics.
Currently, Justin studies with his mentor, Steven G. Lowe at The Actors Room and is the co-­‐ founder/Production Executive at Black Canvas, where he hopes to write, direct, and produce a legacy of blockbuster films. Justin has 18 years of combat sports experience, over a hundred fights, matches, games, and holds an undefeated mixed martial arts record. His list of martial arts includes: Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tae-­‐Kwon Do, Savate, STX, Jeet Kune Do, Wrestling (Catch, Greco, Freestyle), Brazilian Jiu-­‐Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, etc. Justin looks to integrate his passion for sports with his love for acting and telling a story.
Influences: Cindy Lee (mother), Ellis Lee (father), Jimmy Valenzuela (high school wrestling coach), Victor Phan (screenwriting professor), Erik Paulson (Mixed Martial Arts coach at Combat Submission Wrestling), Steven G. Lowe (mentor/manager/talent coach at The Actors Room), and God.




  • Jason

    ANNNNYOUNG!!!! I love this guy!!!

  • Steve

    Hey Justin! Working with you was, as always, an amazing experience! Thanks for your dedication to this production.

  • http://twitter.com/PatrickManaloto @PatrickManaloto

    Thanks for introducing me to a lot of what I know now. It's amazing watching you work so hard at your craft!

  • Jared

    Juuuuuuustin! Great interview man

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyKongphan @AnthonyKongphan

    Justin , i have great respect for how much effort and dedication you put in your character's great job =D

  • Joe

    Not one wink…BUT TWO?! You are the man Justin.

  • Amber

    bahahah love the winking ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/JulieManriquez @JulieManriquez

    Justin I'm a huge fan!!! I can't wait to watch you in "One Warm Night" you always make me laugh ;)

  • http://twitter.com/korybennion @korybennion

    you little winker you :) you are so talented!!

  • Jen

    Justin is AWESOME!!!

  • Matt

    nice job Justin:D

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDTsang @RyanDTsang

    Dude it was so much fun to play your brother in the show. I'm so lucky to work with such a talented actor on screen and behind the scenes!

  • mariesha

    We love you buddy

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyWiersma @JohnnyWiersma

    Can I have your autograph?

  • http://twitter.com/hollymaag @hollymaag

    You are very charismatic Justin! It's great to hear more about you (very impressive about all of your martial art experience) and I can't wait to see what you bring to your character in One Warm Night. Keep up the hard work!

  • http://twitter.com/WesleySavin @WesleySavin

    Justin! I can't wait to see you fight your way out of the love octagon haha! Your discipline, desire, and dedication inspires me!

  • http://twitter.com/yasmeenyamak @yasmeenyamak

    Justin, your hilarious! And such a talented actor!

  • Koko

    Justin, I don't know if you knew this but I was super stoked when Sean said that he was bringing you to class that one night. Arrested Development is by far one of the funniest shows! It has been such an honor working in class as well as on this set with you. !!!!