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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 »

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

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 2020 Good People (TV Movie)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 102 episodes, 2015 - 2020) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... (creator)
- Over Everything (2020) ... (creator)
- We Got Us (2020) ... (creator)
- Love Me Still (2020) ... (creator)
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... (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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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Lee Daniels Entertainment

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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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 »

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Directed two Oscar nominated performances: Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique. Mo'Nique won for her performance in Precious (2009). See more »

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Often casts musicians

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Capricorn

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