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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
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 57 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Slave to Memory (2017) ... (creator)
- Cupid Painted Blind (2017) ... (creator)
- The Lady Doth Protest (2017) ... (creator)
- Fortune Be Not Crost (2017) ... (creator)
- The Fool (2017) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Climax (2017) ... (creator)
- A House Divided (2017) ... (creator)
- Ghetto Symphony (2017) ... (creator)
- Faking It (2017) ... (creator)
- May the Best Manager Win (2017) ... (creator)
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[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 »


Attended and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania (1978). See more »


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