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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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Director Lee Daniels and the cast of The United States vs. Billie Holiday share how they knew Andra Day was destined to play the iconic jazz singer, and why this portrayal will challenge what fans think they know about Lady Day.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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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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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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When I make movies, I don't ever go out there to please anyone other than myself. I never try to make a film for the masses. I just try to tell my story. Here's the thing: I think the media underestimates the intelligence of the moviegoer. We need to be fulfilled. People want to sit down and think, and I try to make people think. See more »

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Worked as casting agent and manager since the 1980s. Among his clients were Nastassja Kinski and Wes Bentley. See more »

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Often casts musicians

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Capricorn

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