Jeanette Lee (pool player)

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Personal information
Nickname(s)"Black Widow"
Born(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sport
Country United States
 
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Jeanette Lee.JPG
Personal information
Nickname(s)"Black Widow"
Born(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Sport
Country United States

Jeanette Lee (born Lee Jin-Hee, Hangul: 이진희, July 9, 1971, Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional pool player. She was nicknamed "the Black Widow" by her friends because of how, in spite of her sweet demeanor, she would "eat people alive" when she got to a pool table.[1] Jeanette is an American of Korean descent.

Career[edit]

Lee started playing pool in 1989. She went on to rank as the No. 1 female pool player in the world during the 1990s, and received the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998. In addition to many top finishes on the WPBA Tour, she won the gold medal for the United States at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan, and won the ladies' US$25,000 winner-take-all Tournament of Champions twice, in 1999 and 2003. Lee also wrote The Black Widow's Guide to Killer Pool.

In 2001, Lee challenged Efren Reyes to a race-to-13 exhibition match at nine-ball, in Manila, Philippines, but lost 4-13.

For 2007, she was ranked #4 in Pool & Billiard Magazine's "Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players" poll.[2]

Titles and achievements[edit]

Titles[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Outside competition[edit]

As someone who has suffered from scoliosis, Lee is a strong supporter of those affected by the disease, and now serves as the national spokesperson for the Scoliosis Association.[3] Lee appeared on Fox Sports Net's Sport Science, where she pocketed 12 balls in one trick shot, on March 30, 2008.[4] Orange County Choppers built the Black Widow Bike in Lee's honor on the TV show American Chopper.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jeanette Lee lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband (professional pool player George Breedlove) and their children: stepdaughters Morgan Michelle Breedlove and Olivia Sue Breedlove, foster-son John Kang, daughters Cheyenne Lee Breedlove, Chloe Angelee Breedlove, Savannah Lee Breedlove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference to her nickname
  2. ^ "The Survey Says...: Pool & Billiard Magazine's 22nd Annual Player and Fan Poll". Pool & Billiard Magazine (Summerville, South Carolina: Sports Publications) 26 (2): p. 14. February 2008. ISSN 1049-2852. 
  3. ^ Morgan, John (April 18, 2003). "Jeanette Lee Shoots Down Scoliosis". USA Today (McLean, VA, US: Gannett). "Spotlight Health" section. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgHadvGIxm4
  5. ^ Reference to the Black Widow Bike

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