Ang Lee

Date of birth:October 23, 1954

About Ang Lee
Ang Lee was recently honored at the 2001 Academy Awards for his film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He first gained fame for Sense and Sensibility (1995), which won awards at the Academy Awards, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, and The British Academy Awards. He then won more fans with The Ice Storm (1997), which also earned honors at the British Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. He recently returned to his native language (Mandarin) in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In addition to his 2001 Golden Globe for Best Director, Ang Lee also has been honored for his screenwriting on Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). Mr. Lee was born and raised in Taiwan and studied at the NYU Film School.