"Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace, seen here during the 48th Monte Carlo television festival June 10, 2008, in Monaco, was largely working in movies before he was tapped for the role of Ned the piemaker in the ABC comedy.
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Pace, and his "Pushing Daisies" co-star Anna Friel attend ABC's sneak preview of the series at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2007. A critical success, the show aired just nine episodes in its inaugural season before it was interrupted by a writer's strike. It earned a dozen Emmy nominations and was picked up for a second season.
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Pace arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival gala presentation of his film "Infamous" Sept. 14, 2006. He also has appeared in "The White Countess," "The Fall," "The Good Shepherd" and "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day."
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Lee Pace and Anna Friel of "Pushing Daisies" speak during the 2007 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for ABC held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 25, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Born March 25, 1979, the Oklahoma native grew up in the Middle East and graduated from high school in Houston.
The actor arrives at the 60th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on Sept. 13, 2008, in Los Angeles. He gained fame in the TV movie "Soldier's Girl," which was a hit at Sundance and appeared in the short-lived TV series "Wonderfalls."