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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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Director Lee Daniels and the cast of The United States vs. Billie Holiday share how they knew Andra Day was destined to play the iconic jazz singer, and why this portrayal will challenge what fans think they know about Lady Day.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Precious Producer
(2009)
(2013)
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
The Woodsman Producer
(2004)

Filmography

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 2020 Good People (TV Movie)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 102 episodes, 2015 - 2020) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... (creator)
- Over Everything (2020) ... (creator)
- We Got Us (2020) ... (creator)
- Love Me Still (2020) ... (creator)
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... (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 »

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Lee Daniels Entertainment

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on making Precious (2009)] There wasn't the name game where you have to have this person or that person, and this person equals this amount of money, and that person means it will sell foreign. It was, "You have X amount of dollars," ... I think we started at $8 million--and "go with God". See more »

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Worked as casting agent and manager since the 1980s. Among his clients were Nastassja Kinski and Wes Bentley. See more »

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Often casts musicians

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Capricorn

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