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Lee Daniels is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 24 december 1959 at Philadelphia (USA)

Lee Daniels

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Birth name Lee Louis Daniels
Nationality USA
Birth 24 december 1959 (59 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

Lee Louis Daniels (born December 24, 1959) is an American actor and filmmaker. He produced Monster's Ball and directed Precious, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the film won two of the awards. In 2013, Daniels directed The Butler, a historical fiction drama featuring an ensemble cast portraying unique events on the 20th century presidents of the United States at the White House. Daniels is also the co - creator, director, writer, and producer of the critically acclaimed television series Empire that debuted in 2015.

Biography

Daniels lives in New York City. He is openly gay. He and his then-partner, casting director Billy Hopkins, adopted Daniels' biological niece and nephew, Clara and Liam. Hopkins and Daniels later separated. Daniels was subsequently in a relationship with Andy Sforzini until they seperated in 2010.

Best films

The Butler (2013)
(Director)
Precious (2009)
(Director)
Monster's Ball (2001)
(Producer)

Usually with

Danny Strong
Danny Strong
(1 films)
Joe Klotz
Joe Klotz
(3 films)
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(3 films)
John Cusack
John Cusack
(2 films)
David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lee Daniels (8 films)

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Actor

Agnes and His Brothers, 1h55
Directed by Oskar Roehler
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Katja Riemann, Tom Schilling, Herbert Knaup, Vadim Glowna, Margit Carstensen
Roles Henry Preminger
Rating67% 3.396253.396253.396253.396253.39625
Three very different siblings: Hans-Jörg, a librarian who is a sex addict; Werner, a politician in a troubled marriage with a son who enjoys discrediting his father; Martin, who is now Agnes after having a gender-reassignment operation. Agnes works as a dancer and is suffering from unrequited love.

Director

The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Rating72% 3.601743.601743.601743.601743.60174
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Rating57% 2.898282.898282.898282.898282.89828
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.
Precious
Precious (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
Rating72% 3.6494953.6494953.6494953.6494953.649495
In 1987, obese, illiterate 16-year-old Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) lives in the New York City ghetto of Harlem with her dysfunctional, abusive, unemployed mother, Mary (Mo'Nique), who has long subjected her to physical, mental and sexual abuse. Precious has also been raped by her father, Carl (Rodney "Bear" Jackson), resulting in two pregnancies. The family resides in a Section 8 tenement and survives on welfare. Her first child, "Mongo" (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious' grandmother, though Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government. When Precious' second pregnancy is discovered, her high school principal arranges for her to attend an alternative school, where she hopes Precious can change her life's direction. Precious finds a way out of her traumatic daily life by escaping into daydreams. In her mind, she has created an alternate world where she is loved and appreciated.
Shadowboxer, 1h33
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mo'Nique
Rating55% 2.751232.751232.751232.751232.75123
Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his girlfriend, Rose (Helen Mirren) are contract killers. The two continue with their line of work despite the fact that Rose is suffering from cancer.

Scriptwriter

The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Rating72% 3.601743.601743.601743.601743.60174
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Rating57% 2.898282.898282.898282.898282.89828
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.

Producer

The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.601743.601743.601743.601743.60174
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.898282.898282.898282.898282.89828
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.
Precious
Precious (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Producer
Rating72% 3.6494953.6494953.6494953.6494953.649495
In 1987, obese, illiterate 16-year-old Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) lives in the New York City ghetto of Harlem with her dysfunctional, abusive, unemployed mother, Mary (Mo'Nique), who has long subjected her to physical, mental and sexual abuse. Precious has also been raped by her father, Carl (Rodney "Bear" Jackson), resulting in two pregnancies. The family resides in a Section 8 tenement and survives on welfare. Her first child, "Mongo" (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious' grandmother, though Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government. When Precious' second pregnancy is discovered, her high school principal arranges for her to attend an alternative school, where she hopes Precious can change her life's direction. Precious finds a way out of her traumatic daily life by escaping into daydreams. In her mind, she has created an alternate world where she is loved and appreciated.
Tennessee
Tennessee (2008)
, 1h39
Directed by David Anspaugh, Aaron Woodley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Actors Ethan Peck, Adam Rothenberg, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick, Melissa Benoist, Bill Sage
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.7558752.7558752.7558752.7558752.755875
Two brothers, Ellis (Ethan Peck) and Carter (Adam Rothenberg), embark on a journey from New Mexico to find their estranged father in the hopes of saving Ellis, who has been diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Along the way while in Texas, they meet Krystal (Mariah Carey), an aspiring singer, who flees from her abusive husband, Frank (Lance Reddick), to join them on their journey.
Shadowboxer, 1h33
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mo'Nique
Roles Producer
Rating55% 2.751232.751232.751232.751232.75123
Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his girlfriend, Rose (Helen Mirren) are contract killers. The two continue with their line of work despite the fact that Rose is suffering from cancer.
The Woodsman, 1h27
Directed by Nicole Kassell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about pedophilia, Films based on plays
Actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def, Benjamin Bratt, Eve, David Alan Grier
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.598783.598783.598783.598783.59878
Walter (Kevin Bacon), a convicted child molester, returns home to Philadelphia after serving 12 years in prison. His friends and family have abandoned him, with the exception of his brother-in-law, Carlos (Benjamin Bratt). Walter's apartment is just across the street from an elementary school—an obvious source of temptation. He gets a job at a local lumber mill and meets Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), one of the few women working there. After sleeping with Vicki, Walter reveals his history of molesting little girls. Vicki is clearly shocked and disturbed by this new information, but before she can consider how to respond to it, Walter tells her to leave his apartment.
Monster's Ball, 1h51
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about capital punishment
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def
Roles Producer
Rating69% 3.4990253.4990253.4990253.4990253.499025
Hank Grotowski (Billy Bob Thornton), a widower, and his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), are corrections officers in a local state prison. They reside in Georgia with Hank's ailing father, Buck (Peter Boyle), a racist whose wife committed suicide.