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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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  Empire (TV Series) (16 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (created by - 14 episodes, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
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 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Oprah was a producer on Precious (2009) and we were looking for things to do. I sent her something that was my version of a black Misery (1990) where she plays this serial killer. And Oprah said, 'Are you bonkers?' That didn't work, so we developed this role [in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)]. See more »


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