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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 29 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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  Empire (TV Series) (9 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (created by - 21 episodes, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
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 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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[on what he associates with a Lee Daniels film] That you always find truth. Some people call my style shocking, but I don't know what the hell that means. You can't throw a dart at any of the actors, because they'll always bring their A-game with me. You know, that's what bothers me a little bit. When people don't like the film, I can take a bullet. I don't mind you talking about me, but I'm ... See more »


Was given the novel "Push", which his movie Precious (2009) is based upon, by Ally Sheedy's mother, Charlotte Sheedy, who is a literary agent. See more »


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