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Few might have expected comedian Bobby Lee to find such success in his career after spending a great portion of his teen years struggling with drug addiction. Born in San Diego, California in 1971, Lee was an avid athlete, competing on his school's wrestling team. But he also battled a crippling addiction to methamphetamines beginning at age 13. With tremendous effort however, he kicked the habit at age 17. He would go on to attend community college classes, but it wasn't until the coffee shop he was working at closed and he went next door looking for a new job that a new path was set for Lee. It just so happened that the business next door to the now defunct coffee shop was the Comedy Store in San Diego. Before long, Lee was doing more than just odd jobs, he was also performing stand-up at open mic nights, discovering a talent and love for comedy he never knew he had. Slowly but surely, his comedy improved and his profile was raised to headliner status, leading to opportunities offstage. In 2001, he became the first Asian-American cast member on "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2006). He would go on to appear in movies like "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004), "Pineapple Express" (2008), and "The Dictator"...

Few might have expected comedian Bobby Lee to find such success in his career after spending a great portion of his teen years struggling with drug addiction. Born in San Diego, California in 1971, Lee was an avid athlete, competing on his school's wrestling team. But he also battled a crippling addiction to methamphetamines beginning at age 13. With tremendous effort however, he kicked the habit at age 17. He would go on to attend community college classes, but it wasn't until the coffee shop he was working at closed and he went next door looking for a new job that a new path was set for Lee. It just so happened that the business next door to the now defunct coffee shop was the Comedy Store in San Diego. Before long, Lee was doing more than just odd jobs, he was also performing stand-up at open mic nights, discovering a talent and love for comedy he never knew he had. Slowly but surely, his comedy improved and his profile was raised to headliner status, leading to opportunities offstage. In 2001, he became the first Asian-American cast member on "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2006). He would go on to appear in movies like "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004), "Pineapple Express" (2008), and "The Dictator" (2012). In 2016, Lee joined the cast of the Judd Apatow-produced series "Love" (Netflix, 2016-).

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