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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

Empire
Empire Writer
(2015-2016)
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
Precious
Precious Producer
(2009)
The Butler
The Butler Producer
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Star (TV Movie) (filming)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 37 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- What We May Be (2016) ... (creator)
- Chimes at Midnight (2016) ... (creator)
- One Before Another (2016) ... (creator)
- Cupid Kills (2016) ... (creator)
- What Remains Is Bestial (2016) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on how much the commercial prospects of a project play into what he decides to make] Of course it does. When you have two kids about to go to college, you have to say it is a business. Unfortunately, I think my artist supersedes that [Laughs]. It's a problem when your artist supersedes your brain! I end up going with what my gut and spirit tell me. See more »

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Directed two Oscar nominated performances: Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique. Mo'Nique won for her performance in Precious (2009). See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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