Who is Lee Daniels and what is his net worth 2018? Lee Louis Daniels is the famous producer of Monster’s Ball and director of Precious. His notable films received 6 Academy Award nominations, and also he won two awards as Best Directors. In the year 2012, he directed The Butler, the drama was based on 20th century events of president of US. Lee Louis Daniels was born to William Louis Daniels, Philadelphia police officer and Clara Watson, on 24 December 1959 in Pennsylvania, United States. His father is assumed to have killed on duty during his childhood. He has a sister Leah (casting director) and four brothers who are younger to him.
He is an open guy, his father use to physically abuse him for being gay. In 1978, he attended Radnor High School and then educated from Lindenwood University in Missouri. His family couldn’t afford film him joining a film school, he joined arts college in Missouri. He wasn’t much interested in arts and started working as a receptionist in a nursing agency. Daniels quit his job and started his own casting agency for actors.
Daniels was in relationship with Billy Hopkins, and they adopted Clara and Liam who are Daniels niece and nephew. After separation with Hopkins, he was in relationship with Andy Sforzini, the producer. The relationship didn’t last long and they called it a quit in 2010. His current partner is Jahil Fisher, the stylist. In a statement Daniel said he is sexually fluid.
He started his career as a casting director and manager. His first film as a producer was Monster’s Ball. It was a critic and box office success. Halle Berry, who played the role of Leticia in Monster’s Ball, won the Best Actress award in Oscars. Monster’s Ball was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
The Woodsman (2004), was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the film had 3 nominations in 2005 at Independent Spirit Awards. It was also nominated for CICAE Arthouse Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. the film was applauded by Deauville International Film Festival which came as nomination for Jury prize. It was also featured as “Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking” award from the National Board of Review.
In 2006, Shadowboxer, was nominated for Best New Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. For Precious, he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director, and the film received a Best Picture nomination. Recipient of Pratt Institute’s Creative Spirit Award. The Paperboy (2012) competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Listed as runners-up for The Advocate’s Person of the Year (2015). He is associated with television shows Empire and Star.
Net Worth of Lee Daniels
Daniels net worth is estimated to be $6.5 million. Most of his earnings are from film making project such as “Shadowboxer,” “Precious” and “The Butler”. He is associated again with Fox for new show ‘Star’.
Daniels is a gay American producer and director, who had an indifferent father and he still persuaded his dreams and today have a net worth of $6.5 million. He is one of the top most paid actors.