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

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 2021 Empire Spin-Off (TV Series) (producer) (announced)
  Terms of Endearment (producer) (announced)
  The Spook Who Sat by the Door (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2021 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Science Fair (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Independence Day (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Be Prepared (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Lock In (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Workplace (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Our Kind of People (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Fathers, Daughters, Sisters (2021) ... (executive producer)
- For Colored Boys... (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Miseducation of the Negro (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Crabs in a Gold-Plated Barrel (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Hot Links & Red Drinks (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 The Ms. Pat Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Baby Daddy Groundhog Day (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Brotha Poppins (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sticks and Stones (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Surprise! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot: Duck (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2020 Good People (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2020 Concrete Cowboy (producer)
 2015-2020 Empire (TV Series) (executive producer - 80 episodes)
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Over Everything (2020) ... (executive producer)
- We Got Us (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Love Me Still (2020) ... (executive producer)
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2019 Star (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
- When the Levee Breaks (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Proud Mary Keep On (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Square One (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Lean on Me (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Amazing Grace (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Culture Clash (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 Pimp (executive producer)
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler (producer)
 2012 The Paperboy (producer)
 2009/II Precious (producer)
 2008 Tennessee (producer)
 2005 Shadowboxer (producer)
 2004 The Woodsman (producer)
 2001 Monster's Ball (producer)
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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Relatives:

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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:

Good friends with Mariah Carey. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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