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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 »

Known For

Empire
Empire Writer
(2015-2017)
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
Precious
Precious Producer
(2009)
The Butler
The Butler Producer
(2013)

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  Star (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Showtime (2017) ... (creator)
- Saving Face (2017) ... (creator)
- Boy Trouble (2017) ... (creator)
- Alibi (2017) ... (creator)
- Mama's Boy (2017) ... (creator)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.18 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.17 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.16 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.15 (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 The Butler (2013)]. See more »

Trivia:

Suffered a heart attack when he went for a run in the mid-2000s. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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