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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 Empire (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Die But Once (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Who I Am (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Sins of the Father (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Unto the Breach (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Lyon's Roar (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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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I was always intrigued with European cinema, and hated most American cinema. I didn't like the one, two, three-boom! style, with a neat and tidy ending. That was never my scene. See more »

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First African-American to direct a Best Picture Oscar nominee (Precious (2009)). See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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