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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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Precious Producer
The Butler Producer
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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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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 »


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