Is Lee Pace's Gay Rumor True? Has A Series Of Dating Affair But What About Permanent Girlfriend?
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1979-03-25
- Age 40 Years 2 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
- Profession Actor
- Zodiac Sign Aries
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Father James Roy Pace
- Mother Charlotte Pace
- Brother/s William James Pace
- Sister/s Sally Pace
- Relationship Status Single
- Ex-Boyfriend Jason Moore (2005- 2006)
- Ex-Girlfriend Laura Donnelly (2015 - 2016),Carter Smith 2011-2015), Anna Friel (2006 - 2007)
- Gay Yes
- Net Worth $5 million
- Awards Gotham Award (2003), Silver Bear (2007)
- Nominees Satellite Award (2004, 2007, 2008, 2014)
- Career 2002–present
- High School Klein High School
- College Juilliard School
- Height/ How Tall? 6' 5" (1.96 m)
- Rumors Matt Foley (Boyfriend)
Few people around the globe are just prone to getting intro rumors for whatever they do. Be it, having dinner with a co-star of the same sex, with the family, or a male actor just having fun with a friend on their day off.
Media finds those things too “GAYISH," and the victim this time is none other than Lee Pace, the same actor everyone adored and even suffered an injury for his role as Tyrant Ronan in the Marvel's blockbuster Guardians of Galaxy.
Yes, you heard that right! Lee is rumored being gay, despite being in a series of dating affairs with various girlfriends. But is the rumor true enough? Does he belong to the gay side and is dating a boyfriend?
Let's figure out!
Gay Rumors Surface After Suspicious Dinner
It doesn't come out as a surprise these days, when any gay rumors of the actor come forward, for this kind of rumors keeps circulating every other day in Hollywood.
However, Lee Pace is reported to be bi-sexual as he was found dating a few guys in the past. Back in 2014, he was also rumored being gay when he was linked up with Richard Armitage, his co-star from the movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."
The rumor initially hit the media when a private picture of the two having dinner with the family was leaked.
Lee and Richard sharing a meal with family during the holiday (Photo: Queerty.com)
And to enhance the rumor a little bit more, the two hunks were allegedly spotted driving a golf cart with four children hidden behind the giant smiley faces.
Lee and Richard ride a golf cart with four children (Photo: Queerty.com)
However, Richard Armitage shut all the gay rumors between them, as he got engaged to Samantha Colley in 2016.
Engaged, Dating?; Coming Out As Gay
Apart from the rumor of him and Richard being boyfriends, Lee Pace has been reportedly linked up with few ladies and lads in the past.
Lee and all his dating partners back in time (Photo: Liverampup.com)
The list of Lee's dating affairs is long; starting from the recent one, Lee was linked up with Laura Donnelly (2015 - 2016.) Earlier from 2011 till 2015, Carter Smith's name was associated with Lee.
Similarly, Anna Friel was his lady from (2006 - 2007), and the couple was all over the news because of the controversial kiss they had on the comic con of Pushing Daisies, which was later discussed in few interviews.
Lee also dated Jason Moore from 2005 to 2006. James Calleri was the very first guy to be associated with him back in 2002 that went on till 2005.
After several affairs with both genders, Lee finally came forward to talk about his sexuality in 2018. Lee, who recently played the role of Joe Pitt in Broadway series Angels in America, mentioned in an interview with W Magazine that he was open to date people of both genders but didn't label himself as gay or bisexual.
When asked whether Lee identified himself as gay, he replied,
"I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women. I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles. To be honest, I don’t know what to say â I find your question intrusive.”
Pace further added,
“Our understanding of what it means to be gay is just so different ... It’s just so much further down the road. It’s an interesting thing for me to think about in this moment while working on this play.”
Lee also explained the reason for him coming out of the closet. He mentioned that his newest relationship had influenced him to identify his sexuality publically but didn't reveal the name of his partner. Lee also took to Twitter to confirm his membership in the queer community.
It seems like after having a series of dating affairs, Lee,38, has finally found the love of his life and wants to embrace it in isolation.
2019: Successful Year For Ronan the Accuser
The craze for fantasy/science fiction grows each day, and Lee was successful in landing some roles which took imagination to the next level.
After playing the role of Orlando Bloom's father, Thranduil the Elvenking, in the Peter Jackson's directed Hobbit trilogy, many had thought that Lee would not return in a fantasy movie.
However, against all the odds, Lee appeared as an antagonist in the 2014 Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy. In the first installment of the two-part movie, Lee played the character of Ronan the Accuser. He had initially auditioned for the part of Star-Lord Peter Quill, but the role was later performed by Chris Pratt, and Lee settled for the villain.
Lee reprised his role in the 2019 movie Captain Marvel appearing alongside Brie Larson, but he didn't play the antagonist this time. Captain Marvel showed the origins of Ronan from when he was a good army leader and his journey to the dark side.
Lee Pace and Brie Larson appear in the poster of 2019 movie, Captain Marvel (Photo: Screenrant.com)
The film has been gaining worldwide recognition and praises from audiences & critics alike. It has already made a box-office collection of over $450 million and may go on to become the first movie in 2019 to amass a worldwide earning of more than a billion.