Top 5000
Down 952 this week

Lee Daniels (I)

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 »

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 28 Feb 2011
a list of 38 people
created 14 Dec 2012
a list of 26 people
created 21 Sep 2014
a list of 24 people
created 2 months ago
a list of 35 people
created 1 month ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Lee Daniels's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (2 credits)
  Empire (TV Series) (16 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (created by - 14 episodes, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #2.18 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.17 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.16 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.15 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.14 (2016) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (40 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[re showing dignity of black servants] I come from a family of domestics. I think most African-Americans of my age do. They were trusted by their bosses. I have met so many white people that spent more time with their nannies than they have with their own parents. See more »


Has four younger brothers. See more »


Often casts musicians

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will he be the first gay director with an Oscar if he wins tomorrow? genie-13
Respect... leslielove
Directing adaptation of miss saigon? cjones32157
New Huck Finn project? alluvial_fan
contact info? sunshinegurl
Maria Soccor and Vanessa Ferlito OriginalFilmWiz
Discuss Lee Daniels on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page