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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
The Butler Producer
The Paperboy Writer
Empire Writer


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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 73 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Treasons, Stratagems, and Spoils (2018) ... (creator)
- What Is Done (2018) ... (creator)
- The Depth of Grief (2018) ... (creator)
- Love All, Trust a Few (2018) ... (creator)
- Pride (2018) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 37 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Karma (2018) ... (creator)
- Ante Up (2018) ... (creator)
- Someday We'll All Be Free (2018) ... (creator)
- All Falls Down (2018) ... (creator)
- A Family Affair (2018) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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[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 »


Attended and graduated from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. See more »


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