Misty Lee was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and spent most of her childhood in Detroit, which she credits as inspiration for her unique sense of humor and interest in magic. Before her calling as a magician, Lee trained in dentistry. At the age of sixteen, she discovered her interest in magic, which quickly took its hold on her.
Her onstage performances blend theatre, song, and sleight of hand. She has appeared (as herself) in several comic books, and is a co-creator (and also the voice) of Dinicartoons character Little Rashy. Lee's first venture into magic came when a former high school friend called her and asked if she would like to earn some money as an assistant in his magic act. She was later mentored by some of the leading names in professional magic, including Detroit-based magician Scorpio and illusionist Jonathan Pendragon.
In addition to magic, Lee is a prolific voice actor, appearing in award-winning video games such as The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Disney Infinity, the Fire Emblem series and more.
She also provided the voice of Aunt May Parker in Ultimate Spider-Man, which airs on Disney XD. At Comic-Con International, Lee designed and taught custom effects to celebrity host and presenters for the “Magic of Comics” themed awards show.
Lee studied and performed both sketch and musical improv comedy at The Second City in Los Angeles.
She plays the character Misty Hannah in the backstory to Ingress.
In 2010, Lee became a staff Séance Medium at Hollywood's Magic Castle, where she regularly performs Houdini Séances. She is the first female magician in history to hold this position. During her Houdini Séance, Lee uses artifacts owned by Harry Houdini in an attempt to communicate with the deceased magician, a practice which Houdini spent the greater portion of his life opposing and exposing as charlatanism.
Lee is the only magician ever to be admitted into the Institute for Analytic Interviewing. Under the training of “Truth Wizard” J.J. Newberry, and alongside agents from the CIA, ATF, and Scotland Yard, Lee mastered the art of Cognitive interview techniques, giving her the nickname of "Human Lie Detector."
Lee is married to animation producer and comic book author Paul Dini, with whom she lives in Los Angeles. Their two Boston terriers, Mugsy and Deuce, were featured in "Anger Management", a 2012 episode of The Dog Whisperer, in which they sought Cesar Millan's help with their dogs' behavioral problems. Around this time, Dini began an extensive weight loss and exercise regimen, having reached a weight of 320 pounds.
She is fluent in American Sign Language and has worked as a theatrical sign interpreter for Magician State University.
Lee is an activist against domestic abuse. In 2013, Lee wrote and starred in a short PSA on behalf of the Domestic Violence Hotline titled Escape. The video is a “love letter to [her] mother,” who endured years of verbal abuse.Birth of Hollywood – Actor
The $178.92 Movie: An Instruction Guide to Failure
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. – Betty Ross (voice)
Cereal Mascots: Trix Rabbit – Dante (voice)
Ultimate Spider-Man – Aunt May, Squirrel Girl
The Garfield Show – Scheherazade, Angie
DC Super Hero Girls – Big Barda, Mad Harriet
Wabbit – Mushroom Beings, Female Executive
Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues – Red Sonja
Agents of Mayhem – Daisy
Batman: Arkham City – Museum Announcer, Dispatch Officer
BioShock Infinite – Various Voices
Cereal Mascots: Tony the Tiger
Dead Rising 3 – Darlene Fleischermacher
Disney Infinity – Additional Voices
Fallout 4 - Talia McGovern, Molly, Settler
Fire Emblem Heroes - Ursula, Camilla, Titania
Grand Theft Auto V – Various Voices
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Grand Widow Faerlina
Infamous Second Son – Hank's Daughter, Additional Voices
Ingress – Misty Hannah
League of Legends – Kalista (the Spear of Vengeance)
Lego Marvel's Avengers - Squirrel Girl, She-Hulk
Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars – Silicoid Advisor
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Additional Voices
Saints Row IV – Dominatrix
Skylanders: Swap Force – Star Strike
Skylanders: SuperChargers – Star Strike, Spotlight
The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna – Scheherazade, Angie
The Last of Us – Infected