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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 »

Known For

Empire
Empire Writer
(2015-2017)
The Paperboy
The Paperboy Writer
(2012)
Star
Star Writer
(2016-2017)
Precious
Precious Producer
(2009)

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  Empire (TV Series) (created by - 54 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Fortune Be Not Crost (2017) ... (creator)
- The Fool (2017) ... (creator)
- Bleeding War (2017) ... (creator)
- Evil Manners (2017) ... (creator)
- Full Circle (2017) ... (creator)
  Star (TV Series) (created by - 18 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Faking It (2017) ... (creator)
- May The Best Manager Win (2017) ... (creator)
- It Ain't Over (2017) ... (creator)
- FUA... Good Night! (2017) ... (creator)
- Insecure (2017) ... (creator)
 2012 The Paperboy (screenplay by)
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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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My roots, my DNA, what I know is what it's like to live as an African-American and as a gay man. And I think trying to marry myself, ad stories that speak to me, to the studio world has been hard. They want Precious (2009), they want another something like that, but they're afraid. See more »

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

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Often casts musicians

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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