Who is Lee Norris?
Michael Lee Norris was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 25 September 1981, in Greenville, North Carolina USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is White. He’s an actor with 22 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Stuart Minkus in Disney series “Boy Meets World” and his portrayal of Marvin ‘Mouth’ McFadden in the series “One Tree Hill”.
Early life and education
Lee was raised in Greenville by his parents, father Herman Lee Norris and mother Bette Nesmith Graham, however, there’s no information about their occupations, or whether Lee is their only child.
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It’s assumed that Lee keeps his private life and information about his childhood a secret, but it’s known that his parents raised him as a Christian, and he stated in one of his interviews that they were supportive of his wish to become an actor.
He attended J. H. Rose High School, and upon matriculating in 2000, enrolled at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English and Communication in 2004.
Roles in series
Lee made his acting debut on television in the series “The Torkelsons”, portraying Chuckie Lee Torkelson in this family comedy drama about a single mother of five children living in rural Oklahoma, who does all kinds of jobs to provide for her family; the series had six award nominations, and Lee was nominated for Young Artist Award Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under Ten.
In the following year, he was cast to play the same role in the sequel of the series “The Torkelsons” entitled “Almost Home”, in which Millicent Torkelsons moves with her children to Seattle, Washington State where she starts to work as a nanny to provide for her family.
Lee made his appearance in an episode of the series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, and “American Gothic”, before he was cast to play Stuart Minkus in “Boy Meets World”, acting alongside William Daniels, Ben Savage and Rider Strong in this family comedy drama about friendship, growing up, and about all the problems that puberty brings for a teenage boy; the series had 17 award nominations and won six.
In 2000, Lee portrayed Random Student in two episodes of the series “Dawson’s Creek”, followed by his role as Marvin ‘Mouth’ McFadden in the series “One Tree Hill” starring Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray, and James Lafferty. This romantic drama about two half-brothers Nathan and Lucas who are rivals on the basketball court and also in life, has had 27 award nominations and won four.
In 2014, Lee had a recurring role as adult Stuart Minkus in a spin-off from the series “Boy Meets World”, entitled “Girl Meets World”, in which his character is the father of teenager Farkle Minkus, played by Corey Fogelmanis; the series had 21 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and won three.
Lee’s most recent role on television was in the series “The Walking Dead”, cast to play Todd in this horror thriller drama about Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes, who leads a group of survivors to keep them alive after the world has been ruined by the Zombie Apocalypse; the series had 224 award nominations and won 78, including two Primetime Emmys.
Roles in movies
Lee made his first appearance on the big screen in the 1995 movie “The Journey of August King”, followed by his role as Jeremy in the television movie “A Mother’s Instinct”, acting alongside John Terry, Lindsay Wagner and Debrah Farentino.
In the following years, he appeared in two other television movies – “Any Place But Home” and “Hope” – before he was cast to play Young Mike Mageau in the 2007 movie “Zodiac” alongside Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhaal.
This is a mystery crime drama about a cartoonist from San Francisco who becomes obsessed with the serial Zodiac Killer, who terrorizes Northern California, so eventually he starts to investigate the murders to track him down. The movie had 72 award nominations, and won four.
In 2010, Lee portrayed Roger Oakly in the movie “Blood Done Sign My Name” which was based on a true story about the murder of a black Vietnam War veteran by a local white businessman, followed by his role as Officer in the 2014 movie “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike; the movie had 188 award nominations, including one for an Oscar, and won 64.
Lee’s most recent role was in the 2020 Oscar-nominated movie “Greyhound”, starring Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham and Elisabeth Shue, and was based on the novel “The Good Shepherd” written by C. S. Forester.
Love life and relationships
Lee hasn’t spoken about his love life ,and has kept his private life a secret, however, it’s widely known that he’s a married man, with his former long-term girlfriend Andrea. The two married on 10 September 2011; the wedding ceremony was private, so there’s no information where it was, however, as of October 2021, the couple is still in marriage, and they don’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Lee’s favorite things to do is watching television series – he even had a podcast with his wife Andrea talking about the most popular series, and they enjoyed watching “One Tree Hill” together when they were in quarantine during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Besides television, he likes to watch movies in the cinema; he tries to watch movie premiers, his favorites being “Black Widow”, “12 Mighty Orphans”, and “Queen Bees”.
In his spare time, Lee likes to hang out with his friends and family, or to go for a long walk with his wife; he’s into sports, and especially likes to play basketball.
Lee loves to travel, and has visited several US states, and traveled to other continents as well; his favorite travel destinations are Sweden and Spain, and his dream travel destination is Athens, Greece.
He has no account on social media networks – there is only his official page on Facebook, which has more than 30,000 followers, on which he often posts updates about his work so his fans can keep track of his career.
Age, height, and net worth
Lee is 40 years old, he has light brown hair, and blue eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.78m) tall.
As of October 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.