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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 became one of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Empire (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) (post-production)
- The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Outspoken King (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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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I can't embrace anything unless I can identify with the world. I think what made Precious (2009) so true is that, down to the wallpaper, I worked from a snapshot of the room that I grew up in, the hallway I grew up in. I knew exactly where the paint was going to chip from the wall. Whether or not I'll be able to capture that detail and that truth again, I don't know. 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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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