Eugene Lee has an enjoyed an over thirty year career in the entertainment industry. As an actor, his television credits include Good Times, The White Shadow, The Guiding Light, The District, and acting with Oprah Winfrey in The Women of Brewster Place. His film credits include Blacklisted and Coach Carter. Highlights of his long stage career include working with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson in the Pulitzer Prize winning A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller at the Negro Ensemble Company, a Broadway appearance in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, and being a company member for the Kennedy Center’s 10-play cycle tribute to August Wilson. Eugene has also enjoyed success as a playwright with works such as East Texas Hot Links, Fear Itself, Somebody Called: A Tale of Two Preachers, Killingsworth, The Rest of Me, the musical Twist and his most recent work, Lyin’ Ass, a look at one of the first Black female Texas Rangers as she is about to retire. He has also penned episodes for television series including Homicide: Life On the Streets, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Journey of Allen Strange.
Mr. Lee serves as Artist in Residence and Artistic Director of the Texas State University Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference.
Recently at Texas State, he played Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and in Austin, Texas’ Zachary Scott Theatre productions of The Book of Grace written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan Lori-Parks and God of Carnage.
Mr. Lee plays the title role in the Independent Feature Wolf, which was a standout at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin and took the prestigious Grand Jury Award in the Texas Competition for Best Film at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2015 Suzi Bass Nominee, Lead Actor Play, How I Learned What I Learned, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company