Felicia Lee

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Gainesville, FL
Stanford University, UCLA
Celebrities, Hollywood, Entertainment Industry
  • Felicia was raised in Hollywood and grew up with a front-row view of the entertainment industry. Her childhood home was five minutes from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she could literally see the Hollywood sign and Madonna's house from the chair at her childhood dentist's office.
  • Like any native Angelino, she was raised knowing the correct reaction to the sight of any A-list celebrity is polite indifference. Because she grew up with the children of producers and working actors, she's comfortable interviewing them about their work and vision.
  • She researched, wrote (and modeled!) for a pull-out fashion supplement for the Palo Alto Weekly.


A passionate writer since childhood, Felicia earned her first professional bylines in college, serving as editor of three student publications and an intern for several newspapers and magazines, some with international reach. She began her writing career as a corporate technical and promotional writer before earning a doctorate in linguistics. Even while pursuing her academic career, Felicia continued to write about food, lifestyle, and entertainment for several commercial publications, including the Los Angeles Times magazine and Salon.com., along with a number of local and regional publications.


Felicia holds a B.A. with honors and an M.A. in English from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Cordon Bleu certificate in pastry and baking (with honors) from the California School of Culinary Arts.
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