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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 »

Known For

Precious Producer
(2009)
(2013)
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
The Woodsman Producer
(2004)

Filmography

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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 81 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Without All Remedy (2019) ... (creator)
- Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds (2019) ... (creator)
- Shift and Save Yourself (2019) ... (creator)
- In Loving Virtue (2019) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Lean on Me (2019) ... (creator)
- Amazing Grace (2019) ... (creator)
- The Reckoning (2019) ... (creator)
- Toxic (2019) ... (creator)
- Watch the Throne (2019) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Lee Daniels Entertainment

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Oprah was a producer on Precious (2009) and we were looking for things to do. I sent her something that was my version of a black Misery (1990) where she plays this serial killer. And Oprah said, "Are you bonkers?" That didn't work, so we developed this role [in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)]. See more »

Trivia:

Has one younger brother and three sisters. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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