Tommy Lee bio- He was arrested for assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson

Who is Tommy Lee?

Tommy Lee is an American musician, drummer, and the founder of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Additionally, he was the founder of the rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem.

Tommy was also married to Pamela Anderson and has two sons. His marriage with Pamela came into the limelight after their sex tape was stolen and leaked online. 

Besides, Tommy has been married four times to different beautiful celebrities. Let’s read about the biography of Tommy Lee.

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Tommy Lee Biography

Quick facts

Full NameThomas Lee Bass
NicknameTommy Lee
BirthdayOctober 3, 1962
Age60 years old
Sun signLibra
TraitsPositive: affectionate, gentle, and fair
Negative: stubborn, argumentative, indecisive
BirthplaceAthens, Greece
Current residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsDavid Lee Thomas Bass,
Vassiliki Papadimitriou
SiblingsAthena Lee
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBrittany Furlan (2019),
Pamela Anderson (1995-1998),
Heather Locklear (1996-1993),
Elaine Starchuk (1984-1985)
ChildrenBrandon Thomas Lee, 
Dylan Jagger Lee
EducationSouth Hills High School,
Royal Oak High School in Covina, California
Net worthUSD 70 million
Social mediaInstagram,
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Favorite artistsLed Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC, Sweet, John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, and Terry Bozzio.


Tommy Lee playing drums for his Royal Oak High School band

Tommy was born on October 3, 1962, to David Lee Thomas Bass and Vassiliki ‘Voula’ Papadimitriou in Kypseli, Athens, Greece. He is 60 years old. Tommy’s father was in the US army. David’s posting was in Greece at the time Tommy was born.

A few years later, his father moved to California, where Tommy Lee grew up. Tommy is an English male name that means “a Twin.”

As per his sun sign, Tommy is undoubtedly a romantic guy with a great sense of fashion and art. On the other hand, Libra is an air sign, so when things fall off, they fall off balance too, which must be Tommy’s case. He is a cool person. However, he is nowhere near a calm and non-angry person.

Tommy has a whole-body tattoo, showing immense confidence.
He has archaic symbols like the ‘Om’ and lotus around his belly, dragon scales on limbs, etc. It shows his interest in mythological fantasies. Tommy’s pictures are mostly ‘in action,’ more or less candid shots.

Tommy got his first drum when he was just 4. He was always more interested in music than academics; as a result, he dropped out of high school to pursue his music career.

He started his career in an LA club band called ‘US101.’ Then he joined a club called ‘Suite 19’ in the late 1970s. It was the formal start of his career as a musician and drummer.

Tommy’s height is 1.89 m (6.02 ft).


David Lee Thomas Bass and Vassiliki Papadimitriou' Voula

Tommy’s father, David Lee Thomas Bass was an American, whereas; his mother, Vassiliki Papadimitriou’ Voula, was Greek.

His father was a US army sergeant. He was posted in Greece when he married Vassiliki and had a child.

Tommy’s mother was a model and a contestant in the 1960s Miss World. Tommy’s aunt Athena was a drummer who must have influenced Tommy while growing up in the same career.

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Multiple marriage failures have been a bane to Tommy’s life. It looks like a world-famous rock musician is not very lucky in terms of relationships. He has been married four times.

Elaine Strachuk

He got first married to Elaine Starchuk. She was a supermodel and former dancer featured in Playboy magazine. They divorced just seven days after the wedding.

Heather Locklear

He married his second wife – the famous actress Heather Locklear, next year on May 10, 1986. Their marriage did not last more than seven years, and the couple separated in 1993. The divorce was a controversy and a matter of great rumors about the couple.

Though nothing was officially proved, the primary reason behind the separation was said to be Tommy’s affair. He cheated on Heather with a porn star.

Pamela Anderson

She was love at first sight to Tommy as he married her only four days after meeting her for the first time. Pamela Anderson is an actor by profession.

Tommy must have been one reckless guy when it comes to love. When Tommy met Pamela, he was already engaged to Bobbie Brown.

Tommy has two children with Pamela Anderson. Both are sons.

His first son Brandon Thomas was born on June 5th, 1996, and his second son Dylan Jagger was born on December 29th, 1997.

Pamela and Tommy had a naughty vacation in 1995, recording their sexual activities. Those recordings got stolen and released as viral internet pornography. Their maid Rand Gauthier stole it and sold it to Internet Entertainment Group.

The company got sued, and they had to pay Tommy. But the tapes were legalized and sold, tripling the website’s regular traffic. It was both a funny and embarrassing issue, but it was enough to ruin a good couple’s relationship.

Tommy and Pamela separated in 1998. They were together for three years. He reunited with Pamela for a brief period when he came out of jail. But, the reunion could not lead to a successful marriage, and they split again in 2001.

Mayte Garcia

Tommy met Mayte Garcia, a dancer, during his musical tour. She sang for Lee’s album ‘Never a Dull Moment and got engaged to him for a year, from 2002 to 2003. Their relationship did not go well, so Tommy stayed single for a while.

After a few years, in 2008, Tommy announced that he was back with his ex-wife Pamela, but they split up again. He was traveling for his music projects when he met his girlfriend, Sofia Tufa.

Tommy met Sofia, a Greek-German singer, and dated her from 2014 to 2017. He was also engaged with her. This brief relationship ended when he finally met his current wife, Brittany.

Brittany Furlan

Tommy Lee with his girlfriend

His latest wife is Brittany Jayne Furlan, whom he married in 2019. Brittany is an American internet personality, actor, and comedian and is known for her work in Vine – an American video hosting service.

She has been most famous and influential among her fellow female video stars, as Time magazine declared in 2015. She was also featured in the Netflix documentary ‘The American Meme’ in 2018.

Brittany, a lady of Italian-American descent, was born in Perkasie on September 5th, 1986. After many failed trials of an acting career, she finally got her golden chance in web art.

She fell in love with Tommy, and the relationship excelled to the level of permanent bonding. Tommy finally proposed to her on February 14th, 2018. They exchanged their vows a year later, on February 14th, 2019.


Photo of Tommy Lee playing drums
Photo of Tommy Lee playing drums

Only a few people are genuinely gifted that way to find their life, goal, and career and even get successful. Tommy Lee is a name in the music industry to have earned such a good fate.

He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, and thus, he joined an L.A. club band called US101 and started his career. Tommy Lee’s formal career as a drummer began after he joined a club named Suite 19.

Lee founded the famous heavy metal band Motley Crue. He was a drummer in the band. There was lots of drama in the band, due to which all members agreed to disband. Fortunately, they still have a good relationship with each other. They signed a “no tour” contract after their final tour.

Later he inclined his career a little towards songwriting and working as a D.J. He has been doing solo music projects for a long time. He has so far published three solo studio albums, ‘Never a Dull Moment’ (2003), ‘Tommyland: The Ride’ (2006), and ‘Andro’ (2020), with a total of twelve songs.

Additionally, he has made guest appearances on several shows since a program called Rush Street by Richard Max in 1991. Tommy uses drums like D.W. drums, D.W. and Remo drum heads, Zildjian cymbals, and Ahead drumsticks for his performances.

Tommy Lee controversies

The scandalous love life of the big-time drummer is no less than a big pile of controversies. Besides his personal life, Tommy had some terrible controversies that led him to legal consequences.

Tommy has faced a lawsuit for exposing an illegal tattoo of ‘Swastika,’ which he had to remove. He also went to jail for spousal abuse – for kicking the mother of his child while she was holding their baby.

Tommy had a bitter fight with his photographer when the incident of ‘Swastika’ happened. In 1997, he got arrested with Nikki Sixx after instigating a riot at their concert. Nikki had made racist comments and physical misconduct on the black security guard.

Tommy had to face a lawsuit again in 2001. It was because his son’s friend drowned at his swimming pool during his son’s birthday party. He was charged with negligence in the case.

He also fought with Kid Rock at MTV Video Music Award function in September 2007. Tommy and his present wife were involved in a controversy for publicly foul-mouthing actor Ryan Peavey.

Tommy Lee charity

However, Tommy is also known for his undying love of pets. He openly supports animal rights and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization. He was once on the news due to his action based on animal love.

Tommy’s letter in 2010 to the president of SeaWorld park made him famous in the media. The letter protested against the rare-found Tilikum Orca’s treatment. It was hindering normal reproduction, and the enforced captivity also didn’t suit the poor.

He was strict against spending more lives on the trainers due to the aggressiveness of the whale. Tommy sent a letter to Alison Merrilla Redford, a Canadian politician, speaking against horse killings in Chuckwagon races at Calgary Stampede.

“A cowboy should know to respect his horse rather than riding it to death to show off a crowd.”

The Ministry of Canada well-acknowledged these kinds of thoughts expressed in his letters. Tommy is a kind of animal rights activist in his way. We all hope to see him in a better performance soon.

Tommy Lee Net worth

Tommy Lee’s estimated net worth is USD 70 million. His music career included live performances and royalties for two bands. He is so far the wealthiest member of Motley Crue.

Social media

He is active on all social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Tommy Lee is also active on TikTok.

Tommy Lee is still making music. He is happily married to Brittany Furlan and has a good relationship with his two children. 

He released his solo album “Andor” on October 16, 2020. 

If he is not working on music, he makes TikTok videos or speaks up for the victimized animals.


How old is Tommy Motley Crue?

Born on October 3, 1962, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is currently 60 years old.

Is Tommy Lee still rich?

Yes, Tommy Lee is still rich. He is the wealthiest Motley Crue member. He released three solo studio albums after his tenure with Motley Crue.

How many wives has Tommy Lee had?

Tommy Lee has had four wives. He was first married to Elaine Starchuk. He then married Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson. Tommy is currently married to Brittany Furlan.

Who made the most money in Motley Crue?

The co-founder and drummer of the band, Tommy Lee, made the most money in Motley Crue. 

How rich is Tommy Lee?

Tommy Lee has a net worth of USD 70 million.

Why did Motley Crue sign a contract never to tour again?

Motley Crue did not want to end like how regular bands would end up, reuniting time and again. They believed their mission to blow the audiences up was successful. The band members believed that they should take different paths. It is why they signed such a contract never to tour again.

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