Ever seen anyone with writing, producing as well as directing skills? Lee Daniels is one of them who have all these skills. His famous production of Monster’s Ball, as well as winning awards of the Best Director for Precious which was also nominated for Academy Awards, made him successful in his career. This famous personality has even directed the famous TV series of Empire and Star. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Lee Daniels in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
On 24 December 1959, Lee Daniel was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US. He has done his schooling from Radnor High School and further went to Lindenwood University. He is a talented man and had known his talent at the right time in the field he was interested in.
Lee Daniels didn’t belong to a rich family but still managed to do everything all by himself. At early ages, he had also suffered violence from his dad. His career began as a director in the entertainment industry and has his own documentary ‘My Big Freak’ which had his entire life history starting from the early stage.
Lee Daniels is homosexual but not afraid to disclose it. He used to live with Hopkins and had adopted his nephew and niece but later Daniels and Hopkins separated. He then felt the same for Jussie Smollet but had different thinking towards homosexuals as he thought that attraction is between two souls and not two bodies.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Lee Daniels movie ‘Precious’ was nominated for Oscar but could not win. Apart from it for the same movie, he won the title of Best Director from African-American Film Critics Association. He has also won Career Achievement Award by American Black Film Festival. His many movies have been nominated, but at the same time, he has achieved various rewards for them till the year 2016.
Through his social contribution towards HIV/AIDS patients, he had received the amfAR Award of Courage from amfAR, AIDS Research Foundation in the year 2018 on 8th February. Growing from various depressions, he took himself to another level- A man who made his career and wasn’t afraid of being gay.
Net Worth and Earnings
Counted among one of the most paid actors, Lee Daniels has a net worth of approximately $25 million at present. His famous movies ‘Precious’, ‘Shadowboxer’, as well as ‘The Butler’ tool his career to a different level as it earned millions of money and were big hits worldwide.
Lee Daniels never belonged to a wealthy family and more-over he is a gay. You can understand all the violence and abuse he might have undergone. Still, his dad was with him, and he came out to be such a successful celebrity. Every individual needs to be respected, no matter if he is a gay. Lee Daniels is an inspiration for all the homosexual individuals who are not respected and abused by the society. His mentality of being attracted towards a soul and not a body is really praiseworthy.
We are proud to have people like him in our society. We wish Lee Daniel a successful and healthy life as he goes further in his career.