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Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his childhood, Lee completed high school and attended ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Precious Producer
(2009)
(2013)
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
Empire Writer
(2015-2019)

Filmography

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  Good People (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 87 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- You Broke Love (2019) ... (creator)
- Got on My Knees to Pray (2019) ... (creator)
- What Is Love (2019) ... (creator)
- The Roughest Day (2019) ... (creator)
- My Fate Cries Out (2019) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 48 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- When the Levee Breaks (2019) ... (creator)
- Proud Mary Keep On (2019) ... (creator)
- Square One (2019) ... (creator)
- Lean on Me (2019) ... (creator)
- Amazing Grace (2019) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Lee Daniels Entertainment

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on actors and how he works with them] I love these actors [on The Paperboy (2012)], and we're very close. Matthew McConaughey just came to visit me on the set of The Butler (2013), and it was cathartic. I sort of wept in his arms, because I'm so proud of him and his work. You know, I'm in Butler world creating magic, or a painting, or whatever the fuck it is! When Matthew came to visit, I told ... See more »

Trivia:

Is the first African-American to direct a Best Picture Oscar nominee (Precious (2009)). See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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