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Claudia Lee is an actress, singer and songwriter best known for her costarring role of Magnolia Breeland on the dramatic series "Hart of Dixie." She also costars in the upcoming series "Surviving Jack."

Lee was born Claudia Lee Mirkowski in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of a Polish immigrant father and an American mother. At the age of 3, her parents enrolled her in dance classes, where she studied ballet, jazz and tap-dancing for 10 years. It is a skill that would later prove useful in an episode of "Zeke and Luther," in which her character is involved in a high school play. The dancing on that episode was choreographed by acclaimed choreographer Michael Rooney, son of actor Mickey Rooney.

Long interested in music, Lee began taking piano lessons when she was 10. At age 13, she attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) summer camp in Vermont. There, her roommate introduced her to Harry Abrams, president of the prestigious Harry Abrams Agency. After the agency offered to represent Lee for film and TV acting, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles in January 2010, while her father remained in Indiana to oversee a business he owned.

Within her first few weeks in Hollywood, Lee landed a role in a national TV commercial for Comcast with actor Zachary Levi ("Chuck," "Less Than Perfect"). She was then cast in a short film, "The Circus Girl," as Elizaveta, a young Russian villain who is traveling with a struggling circus family.

Following "Circus Girl," Lee won a recurring role in Season 3 of the popular sitcom "Zeke and Luther," a show about a group of teenage skateboarding friends. In that series, she played Bridget, a waitress in a doughnut shop and the love interest of the character Luther (Adam Hicks).

Currently, she has a recurring role as Magnolia, the younger sister of Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) on "Hart of Dixie," a dramatic series that airs on the CW Television Network. In August 2012, Lee was cast in the role of Brooke in the Universal Pictures motion picture "Kick-Ass 2," which will be based on the second volume of the "Kick-Ass" comic book series by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film is scheduled for release in June 2013.

Lee also has a role in the upcoming FOX series "Surviving Jack," based on Justin Halpern's book "I Suck at Girls." The show is set in the 1990s and follows the relationship between a teenage boy and his aloof dad.

Simultaneous to her acting pursuits, in 2010 Lee began working with music producer Max DiCarlo, who had previously worked with famed Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder and produced for Elton John, Donna Summer, RBD and other leading artists. In November of that year, Lee released her first song and music video, "It Gets Better," inspired by the It Gets Better Project, a national campaign aimed at stopping bullying against kids. Lee's debut album, "Here Right Now," was released in February 2012. "Hollywood Sunset," a song on the album, had previously been released in September 2011. A second single from the album, the country-rap song "3 Leaf Clover," was released in May 2012.


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