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Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, production assistant

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Young actor and screenwriter whose most visible cinematic activity, prior to co-scripting Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" (1994), was as the helpful bellboy of Screamin' Jay Hawkin's fly-swatting hotel owner in Jim Jarmusch's "Mystery Train" (1989). "Crooklyn," which Lee wrote with sister Joie and brother Spike, was a family affair: the story featured an African-American family in Brooklyn during the 1970s that was loosely based on Lee's own family.

Young actor and screenwriter whose most visible cinematic activity, prior to co-scripting Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" (1994), was as the helpful bellboy of Screamin' Jay Hawkin's fly-swatting hotel owner in Jim Jarmusch's "Mystery Train" (1989). "Crooklyn," which Lee wrote with sister Joie and brother Spike, was a family affair: the story featured an African-American family in Brooklyn during the 1970s that was loosely based on Lee's own family.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  UR4 Given (2004)
2.
  Sink Like a Stone (1999) Director
3.
  Nowhere Fast (1996) Director

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Oldboy (2013)
3.
4.
 Delirious (2006)
5.
 Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Evil Twin/Kitchen Guy
6.
 Three Days (1998)
7.
 Nowhere Fast (1996)
8.
 Lowball (1996)
9.
 Mystery Train (1989) Bellboy
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1994:
First produced screenplay (co-written with Joie and Spike Lee), "Crooklyn"
1996:
Directed "Nowhere Fast", featuring sister Joie
1988:
Feature acting debut "School Daze"
1989:
Videotaped documentary on the making of "Do The Right Thing" (date approximate)
1989:
Appeared in "Mysetry Train", first film unrelated to Spike Lee
1992:
Started Child Hoods Productions with Joie Lee (date approximate)
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Notes

Cinque's name in pronounced SANK-ee.

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father:
Bill Lee. Composer. Born c. 1928; has scored several Spike Lee's films.
mother:
Jacquelyn Lee. School teacher. Died 1977; taught black literature at St. Anne's, a private school in Brooklyn.
brother:
Spike Lee. Director, screenwriter, actor, producer. Born 3/20/56; directed "She's Gotta Have It" (1986), "Do The Right Thing" (1989), "Malcolm X" (1992), "Crooklyn" (1994), among others.
brother:
Chris Lee. Born c. 1958.
brother:
David Lee. Documentary photographer. Born c. 1960; served as still photographer for "She's Gotta Have It" and three other Spike Lee directed films.
sister:
Joie Lee. Actor, screenwriter. Born c. 1963; appeared in Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It", "School Daze", "Do the Right Thing", and "Mo' Better Blues", co-wrote "Crooklyn", co-runs Child Hoods Productions with Cinque.
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