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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Empire Sues Record Label Over Trademark of Name

Network responds to company's demand for $5 million for name.

Empire Creator Reveals How Kanye West Inspired the Show

Danny Strong says he was ready to write the hit show's screenplay after 45 minutes with Yeezus.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

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

Eddie Murphy Cast in Richard Pryor Biopic

The actor will play the legendary comedian's father in the Lee Daniels-directed film.

Empire Co-Creator Says Mo'Nique Was Never Offered Role

The Oscar winner said she was supposed to play Taraji P. Henson's character, Cookie.

Terrence Howard Is 'Mad' He Can't Say the N-Word on Empire

Actor feels censorship is a "gate for bigotry."
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