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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 became one of ... See full bio »

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

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 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series) (executive producer - 23 episodes)
- Episode #2.12 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.11 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.10 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler (producer)
 2012 The Paperboy (producer)
 2009/II Precious (producer)
 2008 Tennessee (producer)
 2005 Shadowboxer (producer)
 2004 The Woodsman (producer)
 2001 Monster's Ball (producer)
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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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His father, William Daniels, was a police officer in Philadelphia, who was killed in the line of duty. He died when Lee Daniels was 13. See more »

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Capricorn

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