Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels is a film producer and director known for his critically acclaimed work. In 2001, he produced Monster's Ball, for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Daniels also produced festival favorite The Woodsman, starring Kevin Bacon and Mos Def. As a director, he made a major impact with Precious (2009), a dark film about an obese teen (Gabourey Sidibe) who suffers sexual abuse at the hands of her father. The film earned Daniels an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and a Best Supporting Actress award for Mo'Nique.

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Lee Daniels Recruits Denzel Washington for Cast of Empire

The director woos the Oscar winner over dinner.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.

50 Cent Accuses Fox's Empire of Copying Power

Rapper calls out Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.

Where Are They Now: The Cast of Monster's Ball

Halle won an Oscar, but what's up with the rest of the talent behind this 2001 hit?

Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor's Grandmother in Biopic

Lee Daniels will direct, Mike Epps to star as iconic comedian.

Lee Daniels Takes on Biopic of Falsely Convicted Athlete Brian Banks

Plus, Charles S. Dutton joins Pooch Hall for football drama.
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