Sandra W. Lee is a Korean-American and West Coast native who grew up in Portland, Oregon. She started acting and singing at the age of 10, and she immediately fell in love with performing.
While in Oregon, she studied International Relations, Social Sciences and Music at Portland State University – before joining the U.S. Army Special Operations Command shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, where she reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Upon returning from her deployment in Iraq where she sustained injury, she completed her degree and transitioned to Hawaii. During this time she worked and performed with NY theatre artists such as Darren Lee (Allegiance, Broadway 2015) and Greg Zane (The King and I, Broadway 2015) just to name a few.
After Hawaii, she worked in NY on such productions as The Seagull with Director Alan Langdon as well as other works. Most recently she has performed as Goeun Kim in the off-Broadway production of Comfort Women: A New Musical at the Theatre at St. Clements, and in Deployed the Musical at 54 Below.
Sandra splits her time between NYC and Manchester, CT, where she is on the Governing and Artistic Boards of The Little Theatre of Manchester, and is often a guest/keynote speaker as a disabled veteran for corporations and organizations regarding her service in the military.
Sandra was most recently seen in the off-Broadway productions of Blueprint Specials in the role of Sue starring Laura Osnes and Will Swenson, part of The Public Theatre's Under the Radar Festival & Waterwell Productions and in Bullet Catchers, a collaboratively written play based on interviews with current service members and veterans.