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 Finally Responds to Sean Penn's $10 Million Lawsuit

Oscar winner sued Empire creator for comparing him to Terrence Howard.

Lee Daniels Says 'Gangsta Pimp' Suing Empire Ain't S**t

Show's creator says Ron Newt couldn't hack it in music.

Empire Is Almost Bigger Than the NFL

The hit series slayed in the ratings again.

Lee Daniels Goes in on Hollywood Producers for Not Hiring Black Writers

"That's repulsive!" the Empire creator said on the panel.

Sean Penn Slaps Lee Daniels With $10 Million Lawsuit for Terrence Howard Comparison

The Oscar winner argues he is nothing like the Empire star.
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