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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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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on the editing process] You know what happens? ...The miracles happen through the accidents. I'll give you an example: I made a mistake at Cannes and shouldn't have said this, but this guy was irritating me. He was making such a big deal about Zac Efron in his underwear [in The Paperboy (2012)] and I was, like, fuck'. I had every character based on somebody I know. When the guy asked why I have ... See more »

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Made his directorial debut at the age of 45. See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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Directing adaptation of miss saigon? cjones32157
New Huck Finn project? alluvial_fan
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