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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 »

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Empire Writer
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
Precious Producer
The Butler
The Butler Producer


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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 49 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Toil and Trouble, Part 2 (2017) ... (creator)
- Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) ... (creator)
- Absent Child (2017) ... (creator)
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... (creator)
  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)
 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 »


Revealed that his father was physically abusive and that he did not approve of Daniels' homosexuality. See more »


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