In 2003, Lee Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003) (TV), a telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgendered nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award, and he won a Gotham Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance.
In the spring of 2004, Lee starred a limited engagement of the Off-Broadway production Small Tragedy, and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Awards in the category of Outstanding Actor. On the small screen, he was recently seen displaying a comedic side on the short-lived, FOX series Wonderfalls (2004).
Lee Pace also starred in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 as Garret, a vampire.
- Pace is actually two years younger than Orlando Bloom, who plays his character's son, Legolas.
- He appeared in the 2009 film A Single Man, which also featured Nicholas Hoult.
- He appeared in the 2011 film The Resident, whic also featured Christopher Lee.
- He played Ronan the Accuser in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, and again in the 2019 film Captain Marvel.