Cinqué Lee (born July 1966) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the younger brother of filmmaker Spike Lee. Lee has worked in number of different positions of his older brother's films, as a camera operator, video archivist and most notably as a co-screenwriter in the 1994 film Crooklyn. He also had small roles in School Daze (1988) and Oldboy (2013). As an actor, he appeared in the Jim Jarmusch-directed films Mystery Train (1989) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), and a number of other independent films.[1]

Cinqué Lee
BornJuly 1966 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationActor, filmmaker
Years active1986–present
Parent(s)Bill Lee
Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton)
RelativesJoie Lee (sister)
Spike Lee (brother)
David Lee (brother)
Malcolm D. Lee (cousin)

Lee is also a filmmaker himself, directing, producing and writing the films Nowhere Fast (1997), Sink Like a Stone (2000, short film), UR4 Given (2004), Window on Your Present (2010) and Burn Out the Day (2010, co-directed with Sean Bohary).[2][3]


  1. ^ "Cinqué Breaks the Lee Mould", interview with Cinqué Lee | The Jim Jarmusch Resource Page". 2004-05-23. Archived from the original on 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  2. ^ "Cinqué Lee much more than just Spike Lee's brother". Trashwire. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  3. ^ "Meet Cinque Lee (Spike's Younger Brother), Writer/Director Of 4 Feature Films You Likely Haven't Seen | Shadow and Act". Retrieved 2013-03-20.

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