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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Loretta Devine Talks Diversity in Entertainment

“Hit shows on TV have Black, female leads,” she said. “And that is truly different.”

Marvin Gaye III to Sue Empire

Soul legend's son says the show was his idea.

Taraji P. Henson on Her Come Up: 'I Know Not to Believe the Hype'

The Empire star on her Emmy nomination, Cookie's closet and more.

Lee Daniels Announces Your Next TV Addiction: An Empire Spinoff

New drama series will focus on Atlanta's aspiring singers.

Mariah Carey Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Stephen Hill, LA Reid, Lee Daniels reflect on Mimi's illustrious career

Pay Up: Real-Life Cookie Lyon Wants $300 Million From Lee Daniels

Says Taraji P. Henson's character was based on her.
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