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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 29 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 57 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Slave to Memory (2017) ... (creator)
- Cupid Painted Blind (2017) ... (creator)
- The Lady Doth Protest (2017) ... (creator)
- Fortune Be Not Crost (2017) ... (creator)
- The Fool (2017) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Climax (2017) ... (creator)
- A House Divided (2017) ... (creator)
- Ghetto Symphony (2017) ... (creator)
- Faking It (2017) ... (creator)
- May the Best Manager Win (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on the editing process] You know what happens? ...The miracles happen through the accidents. I'll give you an example: I made a mistake at Cannes and shouldn't have said this, but this guy was irritating me. He was making such a big deal about Zac Efron in his underwear [in The Paperboy (2012)] and I was, like, fuck'. I had every character based on somebody I know. When the guy asked why I have ... See more »

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Has four younger brothers. See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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