Spike Lee Biography
Spike Lee is a film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor from the United States. Since 1983, his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks has produced over 35 films. With She’s Gotta Have It, he made his directorial debut. Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn, Clockers, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Chi-Raq, BlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods are among the films he has written and directed since. Lee also appeared in ten of his films as an actor.
How old is Spike Lee? – Age
Lee is 64 years old as of 20 March 2021. He was born Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee in 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Spike Lee Parents and sister
Spike is the son of Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton), an arts and black literature teacher, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician, and composer. Lee has three younger siblings, Joie lee, David lee, and Cinqué lee, all of whom have appeared in Lee’s films in various roles. His cousin, director Malcolm D. Lee, is his uncle. His family relocated from Atlanta to Brooklyn, New York, when he was a child. During his childhood, his mother gave him the nickname “Spike.”
Is Spike Lee’s wife a lawyer? – Wife
Spike and his wife, attorney Tonya Lewis Lee, met in 1992 and married in New York a year later. Satchel, their daughter, was born in 1994, and Jackson, their son, was born in 1997. His wife is an author, entrepreneur, and advocate for women’s and infant health.
Did Spike Lee go to college? – Education
He went to Brooklyn’s Gravesend neighborhood’s John Dewey High School. Lee enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, a historically black college where he directed his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He studied film at Clark Atlanta University and graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in mass communication. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
What is Spike Lee’s Net Worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Spike Lee Knicks
Spike Lee is a supporter of the New York Yankees in baseball, the New York Knicks in basketball, the New York Rangers in ice hockey, and Arsenal in English football. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, one of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries, focuses in part on Lee’s interactions with Miller at Knicks games in Madison Square Garden.
Spike Lee Joints
“Spike Lee Joints” is a term used to describe Lee’s films. “By Any Means Necessary,” “Ya Dig,” and “Sho Nuff” are always included in the closing credits. After producers had it re-edited, his 2013 film Oldboy used the traditional “A Spike Lee Film” credit.
Spike Lee Oscar
For his film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, Lee won the Student Academy Award in 1983. Lee was the youngest person to ever receive an Honorary Academy Award in 2015. The Library of Congress selected his films Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls, and She’s Gotta Have It for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 2018, he received three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. At the Cannes Film Festival, two of his films competed for the Palme d’Or award.
Spike Lee Movies
♦ 2000 – Bamboozled
♦ 2002 – 25th Hour
♦ 2004 – She Hate Me
♦ 2006 – Inside Man
♦ 2008 – Miracle at St. Anna
♦ 2012 – Red Hook Summer
♦ 2013 – Oldboy
♦ 2014 – Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
♦ 2015 – Chi-Raq
♦ 2018 – Pass Over
♦ 2020 – Da 5 Bloods