Ben Lee

Birthday: Sep 11, 1978
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ben Lee made his stage debut in 1993, fronting the indie rock band Noise Addict, a foursome of Sydney school friends. The band was signed to Fellaheen Records that same year, when the average age of the group was only 14. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore also signed the band to his Ecstatic Peace label. Then in 1994, Mike D of the Beastie Boys signed Noise Addict to the young label Grand Royal Records. Ben Lee's solo debut "Grandpaw Would" was released in March 1995 when Ben was just 16 years old. He followed that with the album "Something To Remember Me By" in 1997 and "Breathing Tornados" in 1999. On Breathing Tornados, Ben collaborated with Harmony Korine and Petra Haden. As for his film debut, Ben stars in _Rage In Placid Lake, The (2003)_ with Rose Byrne and directed by Tony McNamara.Longtime boyfriend of Claire DanesReleased a single in 2002 with Evan Dando and Jason SchwartzmanBroke up with Claire Danes after she began a relationship with Billy CrudupFrontman of defunct punk band "Noise Addict"Moved to New York City at 18.His album "Awake Is the New Sleep," (released 22 February 2005) reached the #7 spot in Australia.His back up band is called "Soldiers of Bliss." His keyboardist is longtime friend Lara Meyerratken."Catch My Disease," his first song to get a lot of radio play in the US, contains the lyrics "They play not me on the radio/and that's the way I like it".In 2004 he released an EP called "The Bens," which he recorded with Ben Folds and Ben Kweller.Started recording songs in his bedroom when he was thirteen.Liz Phair did the backing vocals on his 1994 single "Away With the Pixies."Attended a Jewish school in Sydney.Creator of a music label called "Ten Fingers".Is often compared to Bob Dylan.Wrote "I Wish I Was Him" as a tribute to Evan Dando of the Lemonheads.Frequently quoted saying 2005's Awake Is the New Sleep "is not a break-up album" (referring to his recent split with actress Claire Danes)Was one of the major performers at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia on 25th March 2006.Where Are They Now(March 2005) Currently touring the United States, Canada, and Australia to promote his new album, "Awake Is the New Sleep".

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Catch My Disease (Ben Lee: Catch My Disease) Actor 2012
56% The Rage in Placid Lake Actor 2004
No Score Yet All Star Turkey Hunting Actor 2003

TV

CREDIT
71% Life Unexpected
2010-2011
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Screenwriter
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2003

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