Roy Lee is a film and television producer and founder of Vertigo Entertainment. Lee has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and attended law school at American University. He earned his first producer credit from the popular horror film The Ring, and afterward, Lee went on to produce many iconic American horror films in the past two decades including The Grudge, The Strangers, and IT.
Lee produced the beloved children’s animated films The Lego Movie and How To Train Your Dragon. He executive-produced The Departed which won three Academy Awards. Currently, Roy produces a diverse slate of popular video game adaptations, acclaimed-director-driven thrillers, television series at many major streaming services, and horror films.
His film Barbarian (2022), directed by Zach Cregger, opened to acclaim and was a successful theatrical release on the weekend of September 9, 2022, debuting as a #1 box office hit, exceeding expectations, and receiving 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.