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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 30 wins & 26 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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  Star (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Alibi (2017) ... (creator)
- Mama's Boy (2017) ... (creator)
- Black Wherever I Go (2017) ... (creator)
- Infamous (2017) ... (creator)
- New Voices (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)
- Episode #3.15 (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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[on actors and how he works with them] I love these actors [on The Paperboy (2012)], and we're very close. Matthew McConaughey just came to visit me on the set of The Butler (2013), and it was cathartic. I sort of wept in his arms, because I'm so proud of him and his work. You know, I'm in Butler world creating magic, or a painting, or whatever the fuck it is! When Matthew came to visit, I told ... See more »


He and Billy Hopkins ended their relationship in 2009. They share custody of their children Clara and Liam. See more »


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