Nicholas Lea Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Nickname Nick
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicholas Lea was born on June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Vertical Limit (2000), The X-Files (1993) and Chaos (2005).

Trivia (11)

Was the lead singer in an alternative rock band called Beau Monde for five years
Auditioned for the part of Cal in Titanic (1997)
Attended Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver (Grad of 1980).
Served in the Canadian Navy.
Worked in a clothing store.
Went to art school for three years to become an illustrator.
Read for the role of Danny on NYPD Blue (1993).
Best known for his portrayal of "Alex Krycek" in The X-Files (1993).
Last name is pronounced Lee.
Guest-starred on the ABC TV show, Men in Trees (2006), opposite his real-life girlfriend (since 2001), Suleka Mathew.
In 2001 Nick was teaching acting at the Lyric School of Actors in Vancouver along with Martin Cummins, Benjamin Ratner, Nancy Sivak, Brent Stait , Michael Tiernan, David Palffy and Mark Regan. [2001]

Personal Quotes (35)

Comedy and drama are both challenging to me.
Certainly, when I walk into an audition, a lot of people already know who I am.
And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years.
I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
At Christmas, 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.
I really enjoy the people. I find them to be better educated and wittier.
I just wanted to act. I didn't want to do anything else.
I felt that K wasn't getting a fair shake anyway.
I don't care what TV show you work on, even a movie for that matter, it's all about time and money eventually.
Everything has an end.
I'm trying to do the kind of projects that I want to see in the theatre.
I'm living in L.A. but my heart's in Vancouver.
I would like to look back on my career and be proud of what I've done.
I wanted more in depth ideas about the character and it never came.
I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
L.A. to me is not really an attractive place.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
It seems there's a sliding scale between the money they spend on a movie and its creativity.
It makes you realize that people are the same wherever you go.
There's one site where you can buy pictures of me for five bucks a pop.
That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy.
Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
My sister is a nurse and saves people's lives.
My heritage is English, so I'm proud to be back here.
When you're doing a series like this, you're constantly looking for new ways to excite your audience.
When I'm on my deathbed, I'll hopefully be able to count more friends than parts that I had.
We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books - pages and pages on it.
We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot.
Two shows at once is crazy, but I love it.
So, I completely and utterly support David and Gillian's decision to go to Los Angeles, but I think that Vancouver is the perfect location for the show.
It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy.
It changed my life in a lot of ways - before I got that role I was just going from job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do.
I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favorite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera.

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