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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 »

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

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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 104 episodes, 2015 - 2020) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #6.19 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.18 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.17 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.16 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.15 (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 Good People (TV Movie)
  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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Lee Daniels Entertainment

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I finished Monster's Ball (2001), people were offering me $2 million to produce one project, $1 million for another; but the stories didn't place persons of color in roles in a positive way. I don't have to have messages in my films, but I have two kids, and it's important to me not to sell out. New York is very expensive, and I need the money, but I felt that if, on my way, I can continue ... See more »

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His younger sister is casting director Leah Daniels Butler. See more »

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Often casts musicians

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Capricorn

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