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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)
The Butler Producer
(2013)
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
The Woodsman Producer
(2004)

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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 79 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds (2019) ... (creator)
- Shift and Save Yourself (2019) ... (creator)
- My Fault Is Past (2019) ... (creator)
- Had It from My Father (2018) ... (creator)
- Master of What Is Mine Own (2018) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 40 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- When Stars Fall (2019) ... (creator)
- Zion (2018) ... (creator)
- Roots and Wings (2018) ... (creator)
- Karma (2018) ... (creator)
- Ante Up (2018) ... (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:

I was always intrigued with European cinema, and hated most American cinema. I didn't like the one, two, three-boom! style, with a neat and tidy ending. That was never my scene. See more »

Trivia:

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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