POWER LIST: LEE DANIELS

TIME 100 Gala 2019 - Lobby Arrivals

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Lee Louis Daniels is a film and television producer and director. Daniels produced Monster’s Ball, which made him the first African-American to solely produce an Academy Award-nominated film. 

He also directed Precious, which received Academy Award nominations, including Best Director. Daniels also created the popular television series "Empire" starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard and "Star" with Jude Demorest, Queen Latifah, Amiyah Scott, and Benjamin Bratt. Daniels has overcome many obstacles in his life and continues to use them on screen in hopes of helping people find their way just as he did. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.

Daniels is currently working on projects about Billie Holiday and Richard Pryor.

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