Lee Daniels

Filmmaker

Lee Daniels

In 2013, Lee Daniels’ The Butler was released to rave reviews and went on to become a worldwide box office hit. Lee Daniels’ other film directing credits include the critically acclaimed Precious, for which he received Academy Award nominations for Best Film and Best Director, The Paperboy, and Shadowboxer. He is currently working on the hit television series Empire for Fox, for which he writes, directs, and serves as a producer.

“Regardless of sex, of age, of color, of sexual orientation—we’re all equal, and by treating a single person with fewer rights than we all deserve, a disservice is done to humanity.”