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List of famous people named Lee, along with photos. How many celebrities named Lee can you think of? The famous Lees below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Lee, athletes named Lee, and even political figures named Lee. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Lee? Add them to the list.

Lee Roy Selmon was an NFL football player. He played for the Buccaneers for 9 years. He is both inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lee Meriweather is an actress of film and t.v. She was the original "Catwoman" in the 1966 version of Batman. She is also known as "Lily Munster" in the critically acclaimed t.v. show Munsters. She even had a reoccurring role on All My Children up until the show's end in 2011.
 
Lee Roy Selmon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: Died at 57 (1954-2011)

Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma

Lee Roy Selmon (October 20, 1954 – September 4, 2011) was an American football player and college athletics administrator. He played college football as a defensive tackle at the University of ...more

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Lee Marvin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 63 (1924-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor.Known for his distinctive voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting ...more

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Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 79

Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan, United States of America

Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television ...more

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Lee Meriwether is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 83

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Lee Ann Meriwether (born May 27, 1935) is an American actress, former model, and the winner of the 1955 Miss America pageant. She is known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen's secretary ...more

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Lee Van Cleef is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 64 (1925-1989)

Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States of America

Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989), was an American actor best known for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns such as For A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and ...more

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Lee Pace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 39

Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States of America

Lee Grinner Pace (March 25, 1979) is an American actor. He starred as Thranduil the Elvenking in The Hobbit trilogy, and as the protagonist Joe MacMillan for four seasons in AMC's television ...more

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Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 58

Birthplace: Jamestown, Louisiana

Lee Arthur Smith (born December 4, 1957) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for eight teams. Lee served mostly as a relief pitcher during ...more

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Lee Remick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 56 (1935-1991)

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, and for the 1966 ...more

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Lee Hyori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 39

Birthplace: Cheongwon County

Lee Hyo-ri (born May 10, 1979) is a South Korean singer, record producer, activist, actress and television presenter. Dubbed as the "Nation's Fairy" during her Family Outing days, she ...more
Lee Joon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 31

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Chang-seon (born February 7, 1988), better known by his stage name Lee Joon, is a South Korean actor and former singer. He is best known as a former member of the South Korean boy band ...more
Taemin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 25

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Tae-min (born July 18, 1993), better known by the mononym Taemin, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. He is a member of the boy group SHINee and supergroup SuperM. He made ...more

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Lee J. Cobb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 65 (1911-1976)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacoby, December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954), 12 Angry Men (1957), and The ...more

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Lee Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 92

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Lee Grant (born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal; October 31, during the mid-1920s) is an American actress and film director. Lee Grant made her film debut in 1951 as a young shoplifter in William ...more

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Lee Harvey Oswald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 24 (1939-1963)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was an American Marxist and former U.S. Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Oswald was ...more

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Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 55

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Lee John Martin Evans (born 25 February 1964) is a British stand-up comedian and actor from Avonmouth, England. He is a director of Little Mo Films, which he had co-directed with Addison ...more

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Lee Da-hae is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 31

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Da-hae, or Lee Da-hey (born Byun Da-hae on April 19, 1984) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as My Girl (2005), Green Rose (2005), The Slave ...more
Lee Donghae is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 32

Birthplace: Mokpo, South Korea

Lee Dong-hae (born October 15, 1986), referred to as Donghae, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, composer and actor. He became a trainee under SM Entertainment after winning a prize at SM's ...more

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Lee Thompson Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Dec. at 29 (1984-2013)

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Lee Thompson Young (February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2013) was an American actor. He is best remembered for his adolescent role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The ...more
Lee Young-ae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 48

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Young-ae (born January 31, 1971) is a South Korean actress. She is known for her appearances in the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum (2003), and as a revenge seeking single mother in ...more
Lee Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 59

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Lee Louis Daniels (born December 24, 1959) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He produced Monster's Ball and directed Precious, which received six Academy Award ...more

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Lee Byung-hun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 48

Birthplace: Seongnam, South Korea

Lee Byung-hun (Korean: 이병헌; born July 12, 1970) is a South Korean actor, singer and model. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security ...more

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Lee Ritenour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 67

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Lee Mack Ritenour (born January 11, 1952) is an American jazz guitarist who has been active since the late 1960s.

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Lee “Scratch” Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 82

Birthplace: Kendal, Jamaica

Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936) is a Jamaican music producer, inventor and singer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. ...more

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Gikwang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 28
Lee Gi-kwang (born March 30, 1990), known professionally as Gikwang or Kikwang, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. He originally debuted as solo singer with the stage name AJ (Ace ...more
Lee Sungmin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Lee
Age: 33

Birthplace: Ilsan

Sung-min, also spelled Seong-min, is a Korean unisex given name (predominately masculine). Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with ...more