Lee Percy won the Editing Emmy for the HBO movie Taking Chance and was nominated that same year for Grey Gardens. Both films were again nominated for American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards and Lee took home the Eddie, this time for Grey Gardens. He recently was consulting editor on Nanny and before that The Believer, both of which went on to win Sundance Grand Prize.
Originally trained as an actor at the Juilliard School, Lee credits this with helping him shape performances that garnered Oscars for actors like William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune, Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry, as well as a nomination for Catalina Sandina Moreno in Maria Full of Grace. He enjoys the mixture of independent projects such as Sundance Best Director winner The Kindergarten Teacher and studio productions like Salt with Angelina Jolie. Long associated with Barbet Schroeder, one of the progenitors of French New Wave cinema, on such films as Before and After with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson, Kiss of Death with Nicolas Cage and Samuel Jackson, Single White Female with Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Murder by Numbers with Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock, as well as Reversal of Fortune which starred Glenn Close along with Irons. Percy has worked with such Hollywood powerhouses as Oliver Stone, Philip Noyce, Kathryn Bigelow, Harold Ramis and recently with two-time Oscar nominee Hany Abu Assad on The Mountain Between Us, with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. He has just completed The Burial with Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones for Amazon Original Movies.
Percy has often been a Creative Advisor the Sundance Directors Lab, where he helped initiate a post-production intensive program, and as a creative advisor at longtime friend and colleague Mira Nair’s program in East Africa.