Spike Lee, a.k.a. Shelton Jackson Lee, was born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Oscar-nominated director, producer and writer is best known for the groundbreaking films She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever and Malcolm X. Spike’s movies often depict struggles with race relations and the role of the media in society. He has produced and/or directed more than 40 films since 1983. He has also created commercials for brands such as Nike, Converse, Jaguar, Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry’s. Spike won an Emmy Award for the 2006 miniseries When the Levees Broke and was nominated for two Academy Awards for his films 4 Little Girls and Do the Right Thing. He married Tonya Lewis in 1993.
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