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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Lee at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Personal information
Birth nameShelton Jackson Lee
Birth dateMarch 20, 1957(age 58)
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Alma materMorehouse,
NYUTisch School of the Arts
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1977 present
SpouseTonya Lewis (1993 present)

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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.

Lee's movies have examined race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award. He has also received two Academy Award nominations.


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