Carson Lee was born in Sioux Falls, SD. At the behest of a mother who felt her son was watching too much television, Carson auditioned for a play at the local Sioux Falls Community Playhouse. He was cast in the chorus of Damn Yankees and, consequently, discovered a passion.

He attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, where he majored in theatre arts with an emphasis in acting. Upon graduation, Carson continued to work professionally in the Twin Cities theater scene, appearing at Mixed Blood, Frank Theater, Old Log and others.

Carson and his wife, Brandon, relocated to New York City in 2009 to continue the pursuit of their artistic endeavors. He continues to appear regularly in various theatre, film and television projects.