Lee Daniels

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 12/24/1959 (60) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lee Daniels (born December 24, 1959) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. After a career as both a casting director and talent manager, Daniels moved into producing with 2001’s Academy Award winning Monster's Ball. Daniels became the first African American film producer to solely produce an Oscar-winning film, when Halle Berry picked up the Best Actress statue, making her the first, and only, African American Best Actress Winner. Daniels directed Precious in 2009, which received six Oscar nominations, including Best Director; it won two awards. After his directorial debut Shadowboxer premiered at The Toronto Film Festival, Daniels’ directed 2009’s Precious. The Oscar-winning film was adapted from the New York Times-bestselling novel Push by Sapphire, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including two nominations for Daniels ("Achievement in Directing" and "Best Motion Picture of the Year”). In 2013 he released the critically acclaim... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Music | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Lee Daniels

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Independent Spirit Award for Best Director Glaad Davidson/valentini Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Satellite Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Best Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Director Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture

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Movies with Lee Daniels as Actor(3)

TV Shows/Series with Lee Daniels as Actor(3)

as Flea Daniels (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as himself2007 Indie Sex

Movies with Lee Daniels as Crew(17)

Directing/Director2020 Terms of Endearment
Writing/Screenplay2020 Terms of Endearment
Production/Producer2020 Concrete Cowboy
Directing/Director2020 Stealth
Directing/Director2013 The Butler
Production/Producer2013 The Butler
Directing/Director2012 The Paperboy
Production/Producer2012 The Paperboy
Writing/Screenplay2012 The Paperboy
Directing/Director2009 Precious
Production/Producer2009 Precious
Production/Producer2008 Tennessee
Directing/Director2005 Shadowboxer
Production/Producer2005 Shadowboxer
Production/Producer2004 The Woodsman
Production/Producer2001 Monster's Ball

TV Shows/Series with Lee Daniels as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2016 Star
Production/Executive Producer2016 Star
Writing/Writer2016 Star
Directing/Director2015 Empire
Writing/Writer2015 Empire

Full Name: Lee Daniels
Born: Thursday, 12/24 1959 (December) in Philadelphia (current age: 60 years + 282 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Lindenwood University
Lee Daniels frequently works together with these people:
Patton Oswalt (10x, Actor)
Kevin Bigley (7x, Actor)
Billy Hopkins (5x, Crew)
Kate Purdy (5x, Crew)
Adam Conover (5x, Actor)
Constance Zimmer (4x, Actress)
Cedric Yarbrough (4x, Actor)
Brian A. Kates (4x, Crew)
Kelen Coleman (4x, Actress)
Nick Adams (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:156289, Added: 07/05/2018, Last updated: 09/07/2020