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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 57)
HEIGHT 
5' 10½" (1.79m)

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Self (55 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The ChewThe Chew (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Access Hollywood LiveAccess Hollywood Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Wendy: The Wendy Williams ShowWendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2010–2017 )  Less 2010–2017
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2010–2017 )  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, 2014–2017 )  Less 2014–2017
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  • 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, 2013–2017 )  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, 2008–2017 )  Less 2008–2017
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  • Primary photo for Mariah's WorldMariah's World (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
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  • 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 Stoop with Cat GreenleafTalk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2016
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  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 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
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  • 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, 2006–2013 )  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, 2010–2013 )  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
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  • 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, 2009–2010 )  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
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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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