Spike Lee

Spike Lee

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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986). He has since written and directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Crooklyn (1994), Clockers (1995), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Chi-Raq (2015), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Da 5 Bloods (2020). Lee also acted in ten of his films.

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Full name at birth
Sheton Jackson Lee
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Claim to fame
Do The Right Thing (1989)
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Date of birth
20 March 1957
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Place of birth
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Age
64
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Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
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5' 5" (165 cm)
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Residence
New York City, U.S.
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Net worth
$40,000,000 USD
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High school
John Dewey High School, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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University
  • B.A., Mass Communications, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1979)
  • M.F.A., Film Production, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1982)
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Partner: Tonya Lewis Lee (Married) 2 children
Sep 1992-
Tonya Lee and Spike Lee
A lot of times, we censor ourselves before the censor even gets there.
  • Son of Bill Lee.
  • His classmate in Tisch School of the Arts was director Ang Lee. The Taiwanese director once worked on the crew of Spike Lee's thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983).
  • His grandmother, Zimmie Shelton, helped fund his first full-length feature film, She's Gotta Have It (1986).
  • Is now (2002) the Artistic Director of the graduate division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The position gives Lee an advisory position, allowing him to teach and advise third year students, as well as aid with industry networking.
  • Dated model Veronica Webb.

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