Lee Daniels Net Worth

Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Source of Wealth:

    acting, directing and producing films
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  • Birth Place:

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Full Name:

    Lee Louis Daniels
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About Lee Louis Daniels

Lee Daniels is an American film director, actor and producer which has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Daniels began his career as a casting director and manager, working on projects like Under the Cherry Moon and Purple Rain.

His first directorial debut came in 2006, when he directed Shadowboxer. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film led to his nomination for Best New Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

He then produced the 2008 film Tennessee. The film was written by Russell Schaumberg and directed by Rhinoceros Eyes' Aaron Woodley.

In 2009, Daniels directed the film, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. The film was featured in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival,  and was nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards.

He also directed the 2012 film, The Paperboy, which was based on the 1995 novel by well known American author Pete Dexter. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

His 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, was the subject of much critical acclaim, and became an immediate frontrunner for the 86th Academy Award for Best Picture.

Lee Louis Daniels was born on December 24, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He is in a relationship with Andy Sforzini since 2009.