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 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.

Vivica A. Fox Joins Empire as Cookie's Big Sister

"Life is good," the actress tweeted.

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.
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