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Lee Daniels Biography

  • Profession: Producer, Director, Screenwriter
  • Born: Dec 24, 1959
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

When Philadelphia native Lee Daniels first arrived in Hollywood, he set to work making his fortune, but not in show business. He began working for a nursing agency and then at age 21, he founded his own. He would later sell the business for $2 million when he decided to get involved in movies, eventually becoming a producer on 2001's [[Feature~V257291~Monster's Ball~monstersball]]. He would soon move into the director's chair, as well, producing and helming 2005's [[Feature~V309975~Shadowboxer~shadowboxer]]. However, Daniels name truly lit up in 2009, when he directed and produced the critically acclaimed [[Feature~V476973~Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire~precious:basedonthenovelpushbysapphire]]. The heartwrenching tale of a girl overcoming poverty and abuse in 1980s Harlem would earn Daniels' Oscar nominations for Best Picture as well as Best Director. Daniels would henceforth remain a prolific director, helming projects like The Paperboy and The Butler. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi