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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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  Star (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #2.12 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Death Will Have His Day (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Et Tu, Brute? (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Sinned Against (2015) ... (executive producer)
- My Bad Parts (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler (producer)
 2012 The Paperboy (producer)
 2009/II Precious (producer)
 2008 Tennessee (producer)
 2005 Shadowboxer (producer)
 2004 The Woodsman (producer)
 2001 Monster's Ball (producer)
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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When I finished "Monster's Ball," 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 to ... See more »

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

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Often casts musicians

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Capricorn

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