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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)

Filmography

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  Good People (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 89 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Stronger Than My Rival (2019) ... (creator)
- Tell the Truth (2019) ... (creator)
- You Broke Love (2019) ... (creator)
- Got on My Knees to Pray (2019) ... (creator)
- What Is Love (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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Personal Quote:

[on showing dignity of black servants] I come from a family of domestics. I think most African-Americans of my age do. They were trusted by their bosses. I have met so many white people that spent more time with their nannies than they have with their own parents. See more »

Trivia:

Is the second African-American to be nominated for an Oscar® for Best Director (Precious (2009)). See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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