Reggie Lee stars in NBC’s new drama series “Grimm” as Sgt. Wu, officer in the Portland Police Department. “Grimm” is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn The Beat Around”) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch, “quarterlife”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.
Lee is well known for his role as Secret Service Agent Bill Kim on “Prison Break” as well as for playing Chow Yun Fat’s villainous right hand man, Tai Huang, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” More recently, he starred in “Life As We Know It” with Katherine Heigl, and just finished filming “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James and Salma Hayek. Later this year, Lee will be seen starring opposite Jason Statham in the Lionsgate action feature “Safe.”
Since having starred as Lance Nguyen — the snakeskin-wearing, motorcycle-riding, cold-blooded killer — in Universal’s high-octane blockbuster “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, Lee has also appeared in “Masked and Anonymous” with Bob Dylan, the Sci-Fi Channel’s thriller “Frankenfish,” “Net Games,” “X.C.U.” and most recently, the horror film “Dimples.”
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Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Lee is the eldest of three sons and, continues to speak Tagalog and conversational Mandarin and Cantonese. As a child, the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Lee graduated from a Franciscan high school. The 1990s found him relocating to Los Angeles where he immediately found work in television and theatre. He then hit the road and toured nationally in the musical “Heartstrings,” and later in “Miss Saigon,” and was ultimately cast in the original company of the 1994 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” In 1997, Lee received a Drama-Logue Critics Award for his performance in “F.O.B.” at East West Players and continues to be active with the nation’s leading Asian American theatre.