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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)
Lee Daniels' The Butler
(2013)

Filmography

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  Star (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Past Is Prologue (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Rise by Sin (2016) ... (creator)
- The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016) ... (creator)
- More Than Kin (2016) ... (creator)
- Time Shall Unfold (2016) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

My roots, my DNA , what I know is what it's like to live as an African-American and as a gay man. And I think trying to marry myself, ad stories that speak to me, to the studio world has been hard. They want Precious (2009), they want another something like that, but they're afraid. See more »

Trivia:

His younger sister is casting director Leah Daniels. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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