Ben Lee (born on September 11, 1978) is an Australian musician. He began as a musician at the age of 14 with the Sydney band, Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up, around when he turned 18. He is also an actor, having starred in the 2003 Australian film The Rage In Placid Lake. For many years he was dating Claire Danes but their relationship ended in 2003. Ben Lee's musical career began in 1993 with the band Noise Addict who came together after Ben was inspired to "do it himself" after seeing a Nirvana concert.