Lee Daniels

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Lee Daniels

Daniels at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, January 2010
Born Lee Louis Daniels
December 24, 1959 (1959-12-24) (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1986–present
Website
www.leedanielsentertainment.com

Lee Louis Daniels (born December 24, 1959)[1] is an American actor, movie producer and director. He produced Monster's Ball and directed the movie Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire.

He has received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for Precious. The movie won two of the awards.

In 2013, Daniels directed The Butler, an historical drama about the the White House and its presidents during the 20th century. The movie had an ensemble cast. It received positive reviews and became a box office success.

Daniels now lives in New York City. He is openly gay and adopted his biological niece and nephew.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lee Daniels: Biography from Answers. com". Answers Corporation. http://www.answers.com/topic/lee-daniels. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. Boykin, Kieth (March 29, 2006). "Shadowboxing with Lee Daniels". KiethBoykin.com. http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2006/03/29/shadowboxing_wi. Retrieved August 2, 2007.
  3. Lynn Hirschberg (October 21, 2009). "The Audacity of 'Precious'". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/magazine/25precious-t.html. Retrieved November 5, 2009.

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