The Bio

Actor| Dancer | Ninja


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chris Naoki Lee is a Japanese/Chinese American artist who is often on all sides of the entertainment medium. With a BFA in Theater from New York University, Chris can be spotted on TV and streaming, recently wrapping a season-long arc playing Ken Uehara on the critically acclaimed AMC series, THE TERROR. Prior to this, he recurred on the Amazon series TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG and JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, Apple TV+ series MYTHIC QUEST, among others. Chris has written and directed digital series to viral shorts, and just wrapped his directorial feature film, DINNER PARTY. Currently producing and developing multiple projects, Chris took it upon himself to start his own production company, NewJoCo, to produce original content. NewJoCo created not only narrative content, such as “Castle in the Sky: Short Film” and “Atarax,” the webseries, but also commercial content for businesses. Chris also coaches those looking to work on the different skill sets that make one not only a stronger actor, but a stronger individual as well. When he isn’t on set or writing, he also teaches young actors remotely for NYU’s Stonestreet Studio. He’s known to be a workaholic, and always find ways to improve his acting craft while producing content that expand his artistic influences. So when the rest of the world is asleep, Chris continues to work to change it.