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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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  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)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.18 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.17 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.16 (2017) ... (creator)
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I finished Monster's Ball (2001), people were offering me $2 million to produce one project, $1 million for another; but the stories didn't place persons of color in roles in a positive way. I don't have to have messages in my films, but I have two kids, and it's important to me not to sell out. New York is very expensive, and I need the money, but I felt that if, on my way, I can continue ... See more »

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Worked as casting agent and manager since the 1980s. Among his clients were Nastassja Kinski and Wes Bentley. See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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