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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 30 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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  Star (TV Series) (created by - 4 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Code of Silence (2017) ... (creator)
- Next of Kin (2017) ... (creator)
- The Devil You Know (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Pilot (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 39 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- A Furnace for Your Foe (2016) ... (creator)
- The Unkindest Cut (2016) ... (creator)
- What We May Be (2016) ... (creator)
- Chimes at Midnight (2016) ... (creator)
- One Before Another (2016) ... (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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[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 Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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