Lee Daniels (I)

Writer | Producer | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Precious (2009) | Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) | The Paperboy (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 26 nominations More »
BORN 
Dec 24, 1959 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
5' 10½" (1.79m)

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Projects in Development (9 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
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  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1 Released
Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Writer (created by) (66 episodes, 2015), Executive Producer (32 episodes, 2015), Director (3 episodes, 2015), Writer (2 episodes, 2015), Lee Daniels (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015–2018 66
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  • Primary photo for StarStar (TV Series) Writer (created by) (30 episodes, 2016), Director (3 episodes, 2016), Executive Producer (3 episodes, 2017), Writer (2 episodes, 2016), Video Director (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2016–2018 30
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  • Primary photo for Culture ClashCulture Clash (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2018
Self (58 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for The ChewThe Chew (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Access Hollywood LiveAccess Hollywood Live (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane ReliefHand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2017 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Wendy: The Wendy Williams ShowWendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2017
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2017
  • Primary photo for E! Live from the Red CarpetE! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) Himself - After Party / Himself (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2017
  • Primary photo for ABFF HonorsABFF Honors (TV Special) Himself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Fox and FriendsFox and Friends (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Larry King NowLarry King Now (TV Series) Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2017
  • Primary photo for CBS News Sunday MorningCBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Creator, Empire / Himself - Exec Producer, Empire (8 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2017
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  • Primary photo for HarryHarry (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Mariah's WorldMariah's World (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The RealThe Real (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Talk StoopTalk Stoop (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016
  • Primary photo for BET HonorsBET Honors (TV Movie) Himself - Honoree  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in HollywoodEssence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The 47th NAACP Image AwardsThe 47th NAACP Image Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the WallMichael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015
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  • Primary photo for Late Night with Seth MeyersLate Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Mars 2024 (Feb 25, 2015) Himself - Panelist  Less
  • Primary photo for Liberatum Inspiring CreativityLiberatum Inspiring Creativity (Short) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 28 Men of Change28 Men of Change (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Reporter RoundtablesThe Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Oprah's Next ChapterOprah's Next Chapter (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Butler: An American StoryThe Butler: An American Story (TV Short) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2013
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  • Primary photo for Fatherhood 101Fatherhood 101 Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Dann Firestorm: I Am FilmDann Firestorm: I Am Film (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Cinema 3Cinema 3 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2013
  • Primary photo for IconoclastsIconoclasts (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for A Precious EnsembleA Precious Ensemble (Video) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for From Push to PreciousFrom Push to Precious (Video) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Oprah & Tyler: A Project of PassionOprah & Tyler: A Project of Passion (Video) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Rencontres de cinémaRencontres de cinéma (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 82nd Annual Academy AwardsThe 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards25th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Moving Pictures Live!Moving Pictures Live! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 41st NAACP Image Awards41st NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2010
  • Primary photo for XposéXposé (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Black List: Volume ThreeThe Black List: Volume Three Himself  Less 2010 $150K
  • Primary photo for The 67th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Audience Member  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for In the House with Peter Bart & Peter GuberIn the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Stockholms 20th International Film FestivalStockholms 20th International Film Festival (TV Special) Himself  Less 2009 SEK 50K
  • Primary photo for The Mo'Nique ShowThe Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for My Big BreakMy Big Break Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Media CityMedia City (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Indie Sex: CensoredIndie Sex: Censored (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Today LiveHollywood Today Live (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2017
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself (14 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016
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  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Live from Studio FiveLive from Studio Five (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #1.106 (Feb 17, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.76 (Jan 6, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less

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