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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)
The Woodsman Producer
(2004)

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  Good People (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 84 episodes, 2015 - 2019) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- The Roughest Day (2019) ... (creator)
- My Fate Cries Out (2019) ... (creator)
- Never Doubt I Love (2019) ... (creator)
- Without All Remedy (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:

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:

Suffered a heart attack when he went for a run in the mid-2000s. See more »

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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