Lee DanielsLee Daniels (born December 24, 1959) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His first producer credit was ''Monster's Ball'' (2001), with which he became the first African-American film producer to solely produce an Oscar-winning film, when Halle Berry won Best Actress. After his directorial debut ''Shadowboxer'' (2005) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Daniels directed ''Precious'' (2009), based on the novel ''Push''. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including two nominations for Daniels (Best Director and Best Picture).
In 2013, he directed ''Lee Daniels' The Butler'', a drama that tells the story of an African-American butler who served at the White House during seven presidential administrations. In 2015, Daniels co-created and directed Fox's ''Empire'' and served as executive producer for all six seasons. Provided by Wikipedia