Gary H Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He moved to the United States at the age of 13. After high school Gary enrolled as an Illustration major student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
At 19, he started his professional career when recruited at Lucasfilm for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) at the Skywalker Ranch as a Animatic/ Pre-visualization artist based on an animated short he made in Upland High School.
After Lucasfilm, Gary directed his first live-action project, a short film called Hector Corp. (2009). The short film won 9 awards internationally. Gary was also involved in the Layout department for several DreamWorks Animation feature film productions such as Over the Hedge (2006), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
Gary joined Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012) with Halon Entertainment as a Pre-visualization Supervisor. He also participated in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Award winning TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014), and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).
Aden (2015) is Gary's latest directorial project. It has won 9 awards in international film festivals to date.