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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Empire
Empire Writer
(2015-2016)
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
Precious
Precious Producer
(2009)
Lee Daniels' The Butler
(2013)

Filmography

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  Star (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Past Is Prologue (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Rise by Sin (2016) ... (creator)
- The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016) ... (creator)
- More Than Kin (2016) ... (creator)
- Time Shall Unfold (2016) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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," 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 him he... 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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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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