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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)
Empire Writer
(2015-2019)

Filmography

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  Good People (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 84 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- The Roughest Day (2019) ... (creator)
- My Fate Cries Out (2019) ... (creator)
- Never Doubt I Love (2019) ... (creator)
- Without All Remedy (2019) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 48 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- When the Levee Breaks (2019) ... (creator)
- Proud Mary Keep On (2019) ... (creator)
- Square One (2019) ... (creator)
- Lean on Me (2019) ... (creator)
- Amazing Grace (2019) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Publicity Listings:

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:

[on how much the commercial prospects of a project play into what he decides to make] Of course it does. When you have two kids about to go to college, you have to say it is a business. Unfortunately, I think my artist supersedes that [laughs]. It's a problem when your artist supersedes your brain! I end up going with what my gut and spirit tell me. See more »

Trivia:

Suffered a heart attack when he went for a run in the mid-2000s. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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