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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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  Empire (TV Series) (17 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (created by - 12 episodes, 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #2.18 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.17 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.16 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.15 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.14 (2016) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on the editing process] You know what happens? ...The miracles happen through the accidents. I'll give you an example: I made a mistake at Cannes and shouldn't have said this, but this guy was irritating me. He was making such a big deal about Zac Efron in his underwear [in The Paperboy (2012)] and I was, like, fuck'. I had every character based on somebody I know. When the guy asked why I have ... See more »

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Raised twins Clara and Liam, who are biologically his niece and nephew, as his own children since they were three days old in the mid-1990s. They were born to his brother and his girlfriend, and were adopted by Daniels and his then-boyfriend, Billy Hopkins (who is also his casting director). See more »

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Capricorn

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