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Stan Lee Biography

Birth Name:
Stanley Martin Lieber
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Writer, editor, publisher, producer

Fast Facts

  • Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he signed his comic work "Stan Lee" because he wanted to save his real name for the great novel he hoped to write
  • In 1998, he launched Stan Lee Media, which later filed for bankruptcy due to stock manipulation perpetrated by his partner, Peter Paul
  • Published his autobiography Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee in 2002
  • Has made cameos in many Marvel Comic film adaptations, including The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), Daredevil (2003), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) and most of the Iron Man, X-Men and Spider-Man films
  • Received the 2428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2011
  • Creator of the Stan Lee Foundation, which promotes diversity, national literacy, culture and the arts


  • Larry Lieber -- Brother
  • Jan -- Daughter
  • Joan Celia "J.C." Lee -- Daughter
  • Jack Lieber -- Father
  • Celia Lieber -- Mother
  • Joan Lee -- Wife (deceased)