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Lee Daniels is a producer and director from the USA.
Lee attended Lindenwood University before moving to LA in search of a career in film industry. At first, he became a casting assistant to a casting director. And then, gradually, his career went up and the man became a producer and director.
Best Known For
Daniels is mostly known for working on movies Monster's Ball, Shadowboxer, The Paperboy, Concrete Cowboy and TV projects Empire, Star, Our Kind of People.
Lee is gay. He has been in a relationship with stylist Jahil Fisher for around 12 years.
The man was born in Philadelphia in the family of Clara May (Watson) and William Louis Daniels. His father was a police officer. Lee is the eldest among five kids in the family. His siblings are Cheryl, Lydia (aka Girlie), Maynard and Leah. When William was shot, Lee was only 13 and he had to raise his younger siblings. Due to that, for many years, he didn’t want to have children.
But Daniels adopted his brother’s kids (twins Clara and Liam) after he was sent to prison. Clara and Liam were only three days old when it happened.
The director and producer grew up in the oldest black Episcopal church.
Worth To Know
Daniels received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director.
Lee and his ex-partner Billy Hopkins were the first same-sex couple to adopt kids in Pennsylvania.
He never went to film school.
Daniels often shares personal stories in his scripts.
Richard Pryor is his hero.