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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 29 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Precious Producer
The Butler
The Butler Producer
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The Paperboy Writer
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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 66 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- The Empire Unpossess'd (2018) ... (creator)
- Bloody Noses and Crack'd Crowns (2018) ... (creator)
- Fair Terms (2018) ... (creator)
- A Lean and Hungry Look (2018) ... (creator)
- False Face (2018) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 30 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Thirty Days to Famous (2018) ... (creator)
- Mrs. Rivera (2018) ... (creator)
- Take It or Leave It (2018) ... (creator)
- Let the Good Times Roll (2018) ... (creator)
- After the Set, It's the Afterparty (2018) ... (creator)
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[on making Precious (2009)] There wasn't the name game where you have to have this person or that person, and this person equals this amount of money, and that person means it will sell foreign. It was, "You have X amount of dollars," ... I think we started at $8 million--and "go with God". See more »


He and Billy Hopkins ended their relationship in 2009. They share custody of their children Clara and Liam. See more »


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