Marrie Lee

Marrie Lee

director, writer, producer

Marrie Lee was born on Nov 25, 1959 in Singapore. Marrie Lee's big-screen debut came with René directed by Marrie Lee in 2014.

Marrie Lee was born Doris Young on November 25, 1959 in Singapore. Marrie has an older brother named Jimmy and an older sister named Betty. Her father died when she was six and her mother passed away when she was sixteen. Lee was working as a receptionist in a Shenton Way nightclub when she was first discovered by a scouting team from Hong Kong. She played a bit role as a female detective in the film "Showdown at the Equator"After having a taste of acting, Marrie responded to a newspaper ad for a lead role in a film that read "Are you smart, sexy, and seductive?". Marrie went to the audition wearing a mini-skirt and go-go boots and won the titular starring part of a sassy'n'sultry ace martial artist and top Interpol agent in the delightfully campy Filipino action exploitation outing "Cleopatra Wong." She reprized the role of Cleopatra Wong in the movies "Dynamite Johnson" and "The Devil's Three." Lee performed her own often dangerous stunts in these pictures that included jumping through a real glass window and dangling on a rope from a helicopter without a harness or a safety net. Not surprisingly, as a direct result of doing said stunts Marrie sustained such injuries as a torn pinkie finger and a fractured left wrist. After acting in a couple more films, Lee decided to call it quits as an actress in the early 80s.Marrie started her own health-care products company in Singapore in 1989 until present day.She appeared as herself in the documentaries "The Search for Weng Weng" and "Machete Maidens Unleashed!". In 2006, she was reunited with Bobby Suarez, producer and director of the Cleopatra Wong movies during the Screen Singapore Festival in August 2005. Bobby spoke of his desire to do a reboot of Cleopatra Wong. He worked at his dream till Feb 2010, Bobby died of a heart attack. Marrie inherited the IP and franchise rights of Cleopatra Wong and set about fulfilling Bobby's dying wish, Next came the difficult part. How is she going to do it, having no experience except her acting ones back in the seventies.Marrie started a hobbyists group, Reel Frenz in Nov 2012. It is a platform where people with a passion for film making, can meet, discuss ideas and make films of their own. As at January 2016, Reel Frenz has more than 400 members and is made up of people of different disciplines and nationalities.Marrie supported and funded Reel Frenz and learned from the members the technical aspects of film making. She also nurture and mentor the members who want to act and gave them many opportunities in major roles in Reel Frenz's films. To date the group has made 12 shorts of different genres and a full feature drama called Certified Dead which Marrie wrote and directed.Marrie is now in the pre-production stages of her next 3 short films (all action based) which will be filmed simultaneously in Oct 2016.. She is also writing her next feature film script, entitled "7 Bullets" an omnibus action drama.which has a big ensemble of multinational cast due for pre-production in early 2017.Three other projects in the pipeline are Rene, the feature film (a thriller), Shihan (true adaptation of martial arts legend, Shihan Peter Chong) and "KIll Cleo" the reboot of Cleopatra Wong.

  • Birthday

    Nov 25, 1959
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