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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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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Toil and Trouble, Part 2 (2017) ... (creator)
- Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Absent Child (2017) ... (creator)
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... (creator)
  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)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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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 »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania (1978). See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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