Jamie Lee on Scoring ‘Crashing’ Role and Feeling 'Optimistic' About New Movement in Hollywood (Exclusive)

You would think Jamie Lee earning the role of Ali Reissen on Crashing would’ve been a no-brainer.

After all, Lee, a Texas native, cut her teeth in New York City’s comedy scene. She also dated Pete Holmes, the stand-up comedian who created the semi-autobiographical HBO series, for about 11 months almost a decade ago. While Lee sees herself in Ali -- a Boston comedian who bounces around alt-comedy rooms, a notion the 34-year-old comedian remembers from her early days -- Lee is not actually Ali --...

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By: ET Online - 4 days ago

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