Spike Lee is an American actor, producer, director and writer. Who born as Shelton Jackson Lee to Jacqueline Carroll and William James Edward Lee III on March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. His production company (40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks) has produced over 35 films since 1983. He made his first directorial debut with She’s Gotta Have It in 1986. He also had three younger siblings Joie, Cinque and David. He attended John Dewey High School and graduated with BA in Mass Communication at Clark Atlanta University from Morehouse. He completed Master of Fine arts in Film & Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Spike Lee Personal Information:
Shelton Jackson Lee
Born (Date of Birth):
March 20, 1957
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
New York City
Director, Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Brooklyn, New York, NY, United States
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Directorial Debut With:
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Spike Lee Family Detail:
Cinque Lee & David Lee
Malcolm D. Lee
Spouse / Dating / Girlfriend / Relationship / Affairs:
Satchel and Jackson
Spike Lee Height Weight Body Statistics and Measurements:
Spike Lee Height:
5 ft 5 in or 1.65 m
Spike Lee Measurements:
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- He casts himself frequently.
- Often Cast Denzel Washington and Michael Imperioli.
- Film Frequently involve Arican-American themes.
Spike Lee Interesting Facts:
- Malcolm D. Lee is his cousin.
- Best friend of Soledad O’Brien.
- Joie Lee, Cinque Lee and David Lee are his Brother.
- In 1982, Graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
- In 1979, Graduated from Morehouse college in Atlanta, Georgia.
- The Name of his production company “40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks”.
- He is a fan of Michael Moore’s films.
- Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
- Big fan of musical from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
- The Deer Hunter (1978) is his favorite Movie.
Spike Lee Filmography:
1993: Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
1986: She’s Gotta Have It, Saturday Night Live
1988: School Daze
1989: Do the Right Thing
1990: MO’ Better Blues
1991: Jungle Fever, Lonely in America
1992: Malcolm X, Ghostwriter
1994: Crooklyn, Drop Squad
1995: Lumiere and Company, New Jersey Drive, Tales from the Hood
1996: Girl 6, Get on the Bus
1997: 4 Little Girls, He Got Game
1998: Freak, Pavarotti and Friends for the Children of Liberia
1999: Summer of Sam, Pavarotti and Friends for the Guatemala and Kosovo, The Best Man
2000: Afrocentricity, Lisa Picard Is Famous, Love & Basketball
2001: A Huey P. Newton Story, The Concert for New York City, 3 A.M
2002: 25th Hour, Jim Brown: All-American, Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
2003: Good Fences
2004: She Hate Me, Sucker Free City, C.S.A: The Confederate States of America
2005: Dream Street, Miracle’s Boys, All the Invisible Children
2006: Inside Man, When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Shark(Pilot)
2008: Miracle at St. Anna, Passing Strange
2009: Kobe Doin’ Work, Saint John of Las Vegas
2010: If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise
2011: You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kiss You, Pariah
2012: Red Hook Summer, Bad 25
2013: Oldboy, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
2014: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Evolution of a Criminal, Manos Sucias, Katt Williams: Priceless:Afterlife, Jarrod Caarmichael:Love at the Store
2015: Cronies, The Girl Is in Trouble, Chi-Raq
2016: Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Spike Lee Personal Quotes:
“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don’t have access to power and the media. I have to take advantage of that while I’m still bankable.”
“Agents aren’t going to get you anywhere if you aren’t established.”
“What’s the difference between Hollywood characters and my characters? Mine are real.”
“It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.”