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Lee Daniels is an American director and producer. Lee Daniels is an unmarried man.

Relationship Facts of Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

Is Lee Daniels a Gay?

Lee Daniels is an unmarried man. He is openly gay.

Previously, he was in a relationship with casting director Billy Hopkins. The duo also adopted Daniels’ biological niece and nephew, Clara, and Liam.

However, their relationship couldn’t stand for too long and then they broke up. Soon after that, Lee started dating producer Andy Sforzini and in 2010 they separated.

After breaking up with Andy, this director began going out with Jahil Fisher in 2011. This couple is still together and spending quality time together.

Relationship History With?

  • Billy Hopkins
  • Andy Sforzini
  • Jahil Fisher

Relationship Timeline

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Who is Lee Daniels?

Lee Daniels is an American director and producer. As of now, he has produced Monster’s Ball and also directed Precious which gained six Academy Award nominations.

Furthermore, his notable works also include The Butler followed by the 2016 television series Empire and Star and Precious.

Lee Daniels: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Lee Daniels was born on December 24, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of  Clara Watson (mother) and William L. Daniels (father).

Moreover, he has one sister, who is a casting director, and four younger brothers. His ethnicity is All-American.

Concerning his education, the Oscar-nominated director attended Radnor High School in 1978. Later, he completed his graduation from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

Lee Daniels: Career, Professional Life, Awards

Lee Daniels began his career with the 2001 blockbuster movie Monster’s Ball. In his very first production, the movie’s actress Halle Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress. Furthermore, the film also got a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

His next venture The Woodsman also got three nominations at the 2005 Independent Spirit Awards, and the CICAE Arthouse Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

As a director, Lee’s first movie was Shadowboxer starring Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Stephen Dorff, Vanessa FerlitoMo’NiqueJoseph Gordon-Levitt, and Macy Gray.

The 2008 movie, Tennessee starred Mariah Carey and Lance Reddick also got huge recognition. The 2009 movie, Precious Mo’Nique won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, Lee also earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.

In the 2013 film, Butler collected $100 million in the United States on a budget of $30 million. Currently, Lee is in the production of a biopic of Richard Pryor starring Mike Epps and Oprah Winfrey.

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Net Worth, Salary

Being a famous film director and producer, Lee earns a handsome amount of money from his profession.

As per 2022’s data, Lee Daniels has a net worth of $25 million.

This director also has his own production house Lee Daniels Entertainment.

Lee Daniels: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Back in 2016, Lee Daniels spoke about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, saying that people need to “stop complaining”.

For the people who said that all-white nominees are a clear sign of Hollywood industry racism, Lee stated, “Go out and do the work. The Oscars are so white! So what? Do your work. Let your legacy speak and stop complaining, man. Are we really in this for the awards?”

Once, Mo’Nique criticized Lee Daniels telling them that she was blocked from roles after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Precious.

In 2015, Lee Daniels was sued by Sean Penn in a $10 million defamation lawsuit after a controversy in which he stated that “Terrence hasn’t done anything that Sean Penn hasn’t done” after calling Terrence Howard ‘a poor boy’.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Moving towards his body measurements, Lee Daniels has brown eyes and black hair.

However, his height is 1.79 m weight is 78 kg and other body measurements are unknown.

Social Media Profiles

Lee Daniels is hugely active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter. But he is not active on Facebook.

He regularly posts photos and videos on his social accounts. Currently, he has more than 760k followers and 169.7k followers on Twitter.

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