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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 »

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Empire Writer
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
Precious Producer
Lee Daniels' The Butler


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- What Remains Is Bestial (2016) ... (creator)
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[re showing dignity of black servants] I come from a family of domestics. I think most African-Americans of my age do. They were trusted by their bosses. I have met so many white people that spent more time with their nannies than they have with their own parents. See more »


The second African-American to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars(Precious (2009)). See more »


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New Huck Finn project? alluvial_fan
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