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Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Off-Time (associate producer) (post-production)
  Hollywood Renegade (Documentary) (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 Spike Lee's Lil Joints and of the Son: The Legacy of David & Jackie Robinson (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The Girl Is in Trouble (executive producer)
 2015 Spike Lee's Lil Joints (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Italian Imports (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Touched With Fire (executive producer)
 2015 Cronies (executive producer)
 2015 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of a Criminal (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Mo'ne Davis: I Throw Like a Girl (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (producer)
 2014 Beats of the Beautiful Game (Short) (executive producer)
 2014 Manos sucias (executive producer)
 2014 Evolution of a Criminal (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Oldboy (producer)
 2012 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You (executive producer)
 2012 Red Hook Summer (producer)
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 Doubles with Slight Pepper (Short) (executive producer)
 2011/I Pariah (executive producer)
 2010 If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (producer)
 2010 Dream Street (executive producer)
 2009 Saint John of Las Vegas (executive producer)
 2009 Kobe Doin' Work (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2009 Great Performances (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Passing Strange (2009) ... (producer)
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna (producer)
 2006 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006) ... (producer)
- Part One (2006) ... (producer)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (producer - segment "Jesus Children of America")
 2005 Jesus Children of America (Short) (producer)
 2004 Sucker Free City (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 She Hate Me (producer)
 2003 Good Fences (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 25th Hour (producer)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (producer - segment "We Wuz Robbed")
 2002 Jim Brown: All American (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2001 Home Invaders (executive producer)
 2001 3 A.M. (co-executive producer) / (producer)
 2000 Bamboozled (producer)
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 Love & Basketball (producer)
 1999 The Best Man (producer)
 1999 Summer of Sam (producer)
 1998 He Got Game (producer)
 1997 4 Little Girls (Documentary) (producer)
 1996 Get on the Bus (executive producer)
 1996 Girl 6 (producer)
 1995 Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Coach/The Longest Season/The Money Trail (1995) ... (producer - segment "Coach")
 1995 Clockers (producer)
 1995 Tales from the Hood (executive producer)
 1995 New Jersey Drive (executive producer)
 1994 Drop Squad (executive producer)
 1994 Crooklyn (producer)
 1992 Malcolm X (producer)
 1991 Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer (TV Special) (segment producer - segment "Fishbone")
 1991 Jungle Fever (producer)
 1990 Mo' Better Blues (producer)
 1989 Do the Right Thing (producer)
 1988 School Daze (producer)
 1986 She's Gotta Have It (producer - as Shelton J. Lee)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed video for Michael Jackson (filmed in Brazil) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 18 Interviews | 26 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shelton J. Lee | Shelton Lee


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on why he became a filmmaker] I had just finished my sophomore year, so I came back to New York trying to find a summer job. Couldn't find one, so with a super-8 camera that I had gotten, I just spent the whole summer shooting stuff around New York City. That summer happened to the summer of 'the blackout' and that summer was also the first summer of disco, and there were always block-parties ... See more »


Graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1982. See more »


Often casts Denzel Washington and Michael Imperioli. See more »

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Who does this guy actually think he is? Abi-Germaine
The Oldboy remake will end his career. crossingmiller
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Never seen on of his movies, where should I start? cdwillis
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Spike Lee needn't be threatened by Tyler Perry lishol7-1
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