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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Terms of Endearment (producer) (announced)
  Demon House (producer) (pre-production)
  The Spook Who Sat by the Door (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2021-2022 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Love, Dean (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Where No Dean Has Been Before (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Bill's New Gig (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Love & War (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Goose Grease (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021-2022 Our Kind of People (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Kiss It Up to God (2022) ... (executive producer)
- It Is Not Light We Need, But Fire (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Just Desserts (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Twice as Hard, Twice as Good (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sistervention... (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Empire Spin-Off (TV Series) (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 - produced by)
 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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Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Relatives:

Leah Daniels Butler (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I can't embrace anything unless I can identify with the world. I think what made Precious (2009) so true is that, down to the wallpaper, I worked from a snapshot of the room that I grew up in, the hallway I grew up in. I knew exactly where the paint was going to chip from the wall. Whether or not I'll be able to capture that detail and that truth again, I don't know. See more »

Trivia:

In 2022, it was revealed on an episode Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) of that Daniel's is a DNA cousin with Mia Farrow. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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