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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)

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  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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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Lee Daniels Entertainment

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on the editing process] You know what happens? ...The miracles happen through the accidents. I'll give you an example: I made a mistake at Cannes and shouldn't have said this, but this guy was irritating me. He was making such a big deal about Zac Efron in his underwear [in The Paperboy (2012)] and I was, like, fuck'. I had every character based on somebody I know. When the guy asked why I have ... See more »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania (1978). See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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