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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Empire
Empire Writer
(2015-2017)
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 - 12 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Showtime (2017) ... (creator)
- Saving Face (2017) ... (creator)
- Boy Trouble (2017) ... (creator)
- Alibi (2017) ... (creator)
- Mama's Boy (2017) ... (creator)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.18 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.17 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.16 (2017) ... (creator)
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on making Precious (2009)] There wasn't the name game where you have to have this person or that person, and this person equals this amount of money, and that person means it will sell foreign. It was, "You have X amount of dollars," ... I think we started at $8 million--and "go with God". See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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