While most of the celebrities credit their parents for success, American producer Lee Daniels has an entirely different story. He had a troubled relationship with his late father, and his parents remained unsupportive after discovering his sexuality as a gay. But the Oscar nominee producer endeavored his dark childhood and shared a healthy bond with his same-sex partner.
The Philadelphia native appeared in the films like A Little Off Mark and German movie Agnes und siene Bruder. He is working as a co-creator and executive producer in American musical drama series Empires since 2015. Lee is also the executive producer of FOX musical series Star.
Gay Producer In Blissful Relationship With Longtime Partner; Children With Former Boyfriend
The six Academy Award-nominated producer Lee Daniels is relishing a gay relationship with Jahil Fisher since 2010. His longtime partner Jahil, 35, is a freelance stylist who works in a French multinational high fashion house, Lanvin. When the gay couple met at the Chateau Marmont, Lee was blown with Jahil's sense of humor and got attracted towards his laughter.
Lee Daniels and his longtime partner, Jahil Fisher arrived at the Tom Ford Fall/ Winter 2018 in Park Avenue Armory, New York on 6 February 2018 (Photo: zimbio.com)
The executive producer was working on the script for his movie The Butler and asked his assistant to provide the number of his partner. However, Jahil initially refused and addressed Lee to ask his phone-number himself. After the Lindenwood University graduate got number from him, the same-sex couple enjoyed the perk of romance. In their first date, they had a romantic kiss, and Lee grabbed his sweetheart in front of tourist at the Chateau.
The Precious director is proud of his now partner Jahil and his ex-partner Billy Hopkins. His first love Billy yielded him children and his second one provided him stability of love. He and his ex-partner Billy adopted a son named Liam Daniels and a daughter Clara Daniels. Even though Lee is no more in a relationship with his first boyfriend, they share a good bond.
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During 2015 Family Equality Council's Night at the Pier gala, the American producer was joined by his mother Clara Watson, his longtime partner Jahil Fisher, his ex-boyfriend Billy Hopkins and their son Liam. The ex-couple two children's were born to Lee's incarcerated brother, and the former gay couple stepped up and nourished the twins.
How Much Is Lee Daniels Net Worth?
Lee, 58, relishes the net worth of $20 million from his career as an American producer and director. His 2009 Oscar-nominated movie Precious grossed $63.6 million in a production budget of $10 million. Likewise, his 2013 film The Butler garnered an outstanding profit of $146.6 million which cost the production budget of $30 million.
Born on 24 December 1959, Lee Daniels is a native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The six Academy Award-nominated producer stands at the height of 1.79 m (5' 10½") and holds American nationality.
During his childhood, Lee spends time with his grandmother while his parents William Daniels and his wife Clara Watson remained focused on their respective works. When Lee was eight years old, his Philadelphia police officer father William Daniels put him in a trashcan. The problematic relationship between the father and son ended when William got feloniously killed 'in the line of duty' in 1975. Among his parents, his grandmother supported him for being gay.
The skilled filmmaker despite his rough childhood attended high school and later graduated from the Lindenwood University in St.Charles. As per wiki, Lee is the first African-American who has directed a Best Picture Oscar nominee movie Precious.