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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 29 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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[on how he responds to criticism of his films] I think that they don't get it. It's like a Democrat or a Republican or a poor person or a rich person, in that you understand this world or you don't understand this world. If you don't, then that's okay! Look, my own mother doesn't like my movies [Laughs]. I'm okay with it, because you're entitled to your own opinion. See more »


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


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