Lee Ryan (born 17 June 1983 in Chatham, Kent) is as a singer-songwriter, actor and member of the British boy band Blue and is now pursuing an acting career.
Lee Ryan was born in Chatham, Kent. His parents split up when he was five years old. Lee mostly lived with his mother, sister Gemma and his grandmother. He was brought up in Plumstead. At the age of 5 it was discovered that he suffered from dyslexia. Lee attended performing arts schools, including the independent fee-paying theatre schools Sylvia Young Theatre School and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. In Blue, Lee was an irreplaceable member of the band as he was often regarded as the lead singer with his solid vocal performances. While in Blue, Lee recorded "Stand Up As People" for the War Child album. He left the band in 2005 to become a solo artist after a commercially successful career with the band.
Lee released his first single "Army of Lovers" on 18 July 2005. It was released to mixed reviews and debuted (and peaked) at #3 in the UK Singles Chart. It hit #1 in Italy.