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GRACE LEE was born and raised in Missouri but now lives in Los Angeles, where she is completing her MFA in Film Directing at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Her previous short fiction films GIRL MEETS BOY and THE RIDE HOME have screened widely in festivals such as the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, Films de Femmes, Krakow 'international Film Festival, Urban World Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, the French cable channel Cinecinemas and on Atomfilms. She is currently completing her thesis film BARRIER DEVICE (starring Sandra Oh from HBO's Arli$$" and is in production on THE GRACE LEE PROJECT a documentary about people named Grace Lee.

Prior to film school, she co produced and directed "Camp Arirang," an award-winning short documentary about militarized prostitution in South Korea which screened at the Margaret Mead International Documentary Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair and aired on WYBE TV's "Through the Lens" series among many others. While at UCLA, she has received numerous awards, including a UCLA Spotlight Award for "The Ride Home," the Rita Morrison Award for Artistic Merit, the Motion Picture Association of America Award and the Edge and L ew Wasserman Award for Film Production. Grace is currently developing several projects, including a feature length screenplay that she plans to direct.

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