Shannon Lee (born April 19, 1969) is a Chinese-American actress. She
is the daughter of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell. The
late Brandon Lee was her older brother.
Shannon was born in Los Angeles, California, the second child to Bruce and Linda (Emery) Lee. Shannon and her family lived in Hong Kong from 1971 to 1973, after which her mother moved back to the United States following the death of her father. Together, they lived in Seattle, Washington (Linda's hometown) and Los Angeles. Shannon grew up in the affluent area of Rolling Hills, California.
Graduating from The Chadwick School in 1987, Shannon then attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where she studied voice and graduated in 1991. Shannon Lee moved back to Los Angeles in 1993 after her brother's death to pursue acting. Shannon Lee married lawyer Ian Keasler in 1994, and they have one daughter, Wren, who was born in 2003.
Shannon made her acting debut playing a cameo in her father's biopic film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. She went on to act in several low budget films including High Voltage (1997), Enter the Eagles (1998) and Lessons for an Assassin (2001). She also guest-starred in an episode of the television series Martial Law alongside Sammo Hung in 1998 and appeared in the science-fiction television film Epoch which first aired on the Sci Fi Channel in 2000. She was also the television host of WMAC Masters for the first season.
Shannon Lee is currently the president of the The Bruce Lee Foundation. Shannon Lee also sang on the band Medicine's album The Mechanical Forces of Love in 2003. Shannon also sang a cover of "I'm in the Mood for Love" for the movie China Strike Force (2000), which starred Lee Hom Wang and Aaron Kwok. She is the executive producer of the 2008 television series The Legend of Bruce Lee, based on her father's life.
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