Spike Lee Biography

Spike Lee is a notable writer, director, producer, actor, and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film. Widely regarded as a premiere African American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the "do-it-yourself" school of filmmaking.

Tapping into hard-hitting recent history, Lee produced When the Levees Broke, the groundbreaking first documentary that followed the plight of Americans stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and its Peabody Award-winning sequel, If God's Willing and da Creek Don't Rise, which revisits the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast region as residents attempt to rebuild their cities while also demanding assistance and accountability from their political leaders. Going further back in time, he also produced the Emmy- and Oscar-nominated documentary 4 Little Girls, a grisly account of the terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Lee's other films include Miracle at St. Anna, which follows four members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division in the US army trapped behind enemy lines in Tuscany during World War II; Kobe -- Doin' Work, a one-day, 18-camera documentary shoot focusing on NBA standout Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers; Girl 6; Get on the Bus; Do the Right Thing, Clockers, BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods, among many more. His feature film Red Hook Summer premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012.

Spike Lee's movies are a series of outspoken and provocative socio-political critiques that challenge our cultural assumptions not only about race but also class and gender identity. He has not only solidified his own standing as one of contemporary cinema's most influential figures but also revolutionized the role of black talent in Hollywood, tearing away decades of stereotypes and marginalized portrayals to establish a new arena for African American voices to be heard.

His 2018 film BlacKkKlansman premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival to positive reviews. The film went on to receive six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film's win in the Best Adapted Screenplay category earned Spike his first Academy Award.

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Spike Lee Videos

Spike Lee - "BlacKkKlansman" and Fighting the Rise of Racism
Spike Lee on Kaepernick's protest: I support him
Spike Lee Talks "Chi-Raq," Gun Control And More

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Spike Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Spike Lee for your event is $75,000 - $200,000. Spike Lee generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Spike Lee for an upcoming event.

Spike Lee Videos

Spike Lee - "BlacKkKlansman" and Fighting the Rise of Racism
Spike Lee on Kaepernick's protest: I support him
Spike Lee Talks "Chi-Raq," Gun Control And More
Spike Lee: My First Big Break

Spike Lee Speaking Topics

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