Bruce Lee
34yo| 5.7ft | 141lbs

Bruce Lee, an American martial artist who is regarded as the most influential martial artist of all time, was also an actor, director, producer, martial arts instructor, screenwriter, and philosopher. How tall is Bruce Lee? 

Read the entire article to learn all details about Bruce Lee's age, height and weight and other body index.

I. Age, Height, Weight of Bruce Lee 

How tall is Bruce Lee

1. How old is Bruce Lee?

  • Bruce Lee 's Age: 32 years old (died in 1973)

2. How tall is Bruce Lee?

  • In centimeters: 171cm

  • In meters: 1.71m

  • In feet inches: 5’7’’

3. Bruce Lee Weight

  • In kilogram: 64 kilograms

  • In Pound: 141 lb

4. Eye and Hair color 

  • Eye color: Black

  • Hair color: Black

II. Bruce Lee Biography

Real name: Lee Jun-fan

Nick name: Bruce Lee, Little Dragon

Profession: Martial artist, philosopher, actor, director, screenwriter and producer

Net Worth: 10 million USD

Bruce Lee Biography

On November 27, 1940, in the hour and year of the Dragon, in San Francisco, California, Lee Jun Fan was born. His father, Hong Kong opera singer Lee Hoi Chuen, immigrated to the United States in 1939 along with his wife, Grace Ho, and three children. Hoi Chuen's fourth child, a son, was born while he was on tour in San Francisco. 

Lee's birth hospital nurse gave him the name "Bruce," but his family never used it while he was a preschooler. At the age of three months, the future star made his on-screen debut in Golden Gate Girl, playing the stand-in for an American infant.

III. Bruce Lee Personal Life

  • Date of Birth: November 27, 1940.

  • Birth Place: Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States

  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

  • Nationality: American 

  • Hometown: Chinatown, San Francisco

  • Ethnicity: Multiracial

  • Hobbies: Fighting, Travelling, Kharathe

1. School: 

  • Tak Sun School 

  • La Salle College

  • Edison Technical School

  •  St. Francis Xavier’s College

2. College:

  • University of Washington

3. Education Qualification:

  • Major in drama

  • Western and Asian philosophy

4. Major Controversies:

  • How passed away Bruce Lee? For decades, this martial arts legend's premature death has been the source of mystery and contention; many people think the official account omitted a lot of important details.

IV. Bruce Lee Family

  • Father Name:  Lee Hoi-chuen

  • Mother Name: Grace Ho

  • Brother Name: Peter Lee (Older Brother), Robert Lee (Younger Brother)  

  • Sister name:  Phoebe Lee (Older Sister), Agnes Lee (Older Sister)

  • Wife / Husband Name: Linda Lee Cadwell

  • Children: Brandon Lee, Shannon Lee

Bruce Lee Family

V. Bruce Lee Favorite Things 

  • Favorite Actor: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Ip Man

  • Favorite Actress: Sharon Tate, Betty Ting

  • Favorite Movie: The Crow (1994)

  • Favorite Destination: London

  • Favorite Food: Chinese Food

  • Favorite Color: Black, Brown, Blue, Green

  • Favorite Pets: Cats

VI. Bruce Lee ’s Girlfriends, Lover and Other Relationships

Marital Status: Married

1. Linda Lee Cadwell


  • In centimeters: 170 cm

  • In meters: 1.7m

  • In feet inches: 5’7’’


  • In kilogram: 60 kilograms

  • In Pound: 132 lb

Linda Lee Cadwell, who was pursuing a career as a teacher at the University of Washington, is where Bruce Lee first became acquainted with her. Soon after she enrolled in Lee's martial arts classes, the two began dating. They were united in marriage in an intimate ceremony in August 1964. She gave birth to Brandon Lee in 1965. In 1969, Shannon Lee, their daughter, was born. She put in a lot of effort after he passed away to popularize his martial arts style and legacy.

VII. Bruce Lee Career and Legacy

1. Bruce Lee Qualification

In Hong Kong, Bruce Lee attended the Tak Sun School. He enrolled in the secondary school La Salle College when he was 12 years old. He was forced to transfer to St. Francis Xavier's College, though, because of his subpar academic performance. 

He enrolled at the Edison Technical School after arriving in the country (later got known as Seattle Central Community College). He received his high school diploma in December of 1960. 

He was accepted to the University of Washington in March 1961. He majored in drama and received his university degree. At the university, he also studied both Western and Asian philosophy. 

At the age of 16, he began receiving instruction in the Wing Chun martial arts from the renowned Yip Man.

2. Bruce Lee Career

Lee was a gang member in his teenage years, risking his life on the Hong Kong streets, and a champion cha-cha dancer. He studied kung fu, a form of Chinese martial arts, to hone his fighting abilities. He assimilated the Yim Wing Chun-created wing chun style and started modifying it with his own innovations. Lee's career in film continued, and he was given a sizable contract. His mother, however, sent him to live with family friends in the United States after he got into trouble with the police for fighting.

Lee enrolled at the University of Washington after completing high school in Edison, Washington, and supported himself by teaching dance and working as a waiter. He first met Linda Emery while instructing other students in kung fu; they were married in 1964. Lee established three schools on the West Coast to teach the new fighting method he had created, called jeet kune do. Additionally, he was cast as Kato, the Green Hornet's assistant, in the TV series The Green Hornet. Lee did not teach his students a dramatic fighting style like Kato did. After one season, the show was canceled, but Lee's part would live on in the hearts of viewers. 

Bruce Lee Career and Legacy

3. Bruce Lee Death 

Sadly, Lee passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 1973, just three weeks before the American premiere of his fourth movie, Enter the Dragon. 

The aspirin Lee had taken for a back injury caused brain swelling, which was the official cause of his death. However, there were rumors to the effect that either the Chinese mafia or significant figures in the Hong Kong film industry had poisoned him. Others asserted that Lee was cursed for three generations as a result of his purchase of a home in Hong Kong upsetting local demons. On June 18, 1993, when Lee's son Brandon also passed away unexpectedly, this theory was revived. He was shot while the movie The Crow was being filmed, but the gun that was meant to fire only blanks actually had a live round in its chamber. Blanks give the appearance of a gunshot but do not actually fire a bullet. 

4. Bruce Lee's Legacy

Lee's status as a movie legend was established with the release of Enter the Dragon after his passing. The movie, with an alleged $1 million budget, eventually made more than $200 million in revenue. Lee's legacy opened the door for more inclusive depictions of Asian Americans in film and gave rise to a brand-new type of action hero, a role that actors like Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, and Jackie Chan filled to varying degrees of success. 

Based on Linda Lee's 1975 autobiography Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew, Lee's life was portrayed in the 1993 movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and the 2009 documentary How Bruce Lee Changed the World. Additionally, the exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art, Life" debuted at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in the summer of 2013. 

Lee's reputation as a master martial artist endures to this day. Shannon Lee, her father's daughter, played a significant role in the Tao of Jeet Kune Do's 2011 revision.

VIII. 10+ Facts about Bruce Lee  

  1. In 1958, Lee, a skilled cha-cha dancer, even took first place in the Hong Kong competition. He used to teach the cha-cha to other travelers on a ship bound for America in order to make some extra money. 

  2. His Los Angeles martial arts school enjoyed huge popularity. He reportedly used to bill a steep $250 an hour. In addition to Chuck Norris, he has trained notable actors like George Lazenby, who played James Bond. 

  3. He had a reputation for getting into street fights when he was a teen. Because he had given the son of a notorious Triad mobster a brutal beating, he had to leave Hong Kong. 

  4. As an homage to Lee, the Liu Kang character in the Mortal Kombat video game was created. In addition, he served as inspiration for a character in the video game Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. 

  5. He could push himself up while carrying a 250-pound man on his back. He was able to perform pushups using just one finger. 

  6. Following a vote among former and current fighters connected to them, the Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame named him the Greatest Movie Fighter Ever in 2014. 

  7. It is frequently held that his conflict with Wong Jack Man—who objected to Lee instructing non-Chinese students—had an impact on the development of Jeet Kune Do. He sought to create a martial arts style that was more adaptable and useful. 

  8. His sudden and shocking passing sparked many irrational rumors, including that he had been cursed by evil spirits and killed by the Chinese mafia. After the untimely death of his son Brandon, the former gained more fans. 

  9. His childhood home in Hong Kong would be preserved and made available to tourists, it was announced in January 2009. The philanthropist Yu Pang-lin provided the funding for the preservation and restoration project. 

  10. He believed that there was no connection between martial arts and such stunts, so he was not a fan of performing traditional martial art stunts like breaking wooden boards. 

  11. He frequently encountered prejudice from Yip Man's other students while he was receiving instruction, as a result of his mixed ancestry. Even some of them refused to work out with him. 

  12. He was ranked 100th on Empire UK Magazine's list of the "Top 100 Movie 


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