Gary H Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He moved to Upland, California at the age of 13. Gary later enrolled as an Illustration major student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
At 19, he started his professional career 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 animation short he made in Upland High School.
After Lucasfilm, Gary directed his first live-action short film Hector Corp. (2009). It won 9 awards in film festivals. Gary was also 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.
Aden (2015) is Gary's latest directorial project. It has won 9 awards in international film festivals to date.