Shelton Jackson Lee
(born March 20
), better known as Spike Lee
, is an African-American film director
and actor noted for his bold, overtly political films.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, his family moved to Brooklyn, New york when he was still very young. He developed his film skills at Morehouse College[?], Atlanta and the NYU[?] Tisch School of the Arts[?], graduating in 1982.
In Paris, France, in 2003, Mr. Lee received an honorary Cesar Award for Lifetime Achievement in the film industry.
His production company is 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.
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