Spike Lee whose original name is Shelton Jackson is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and professor. He is known for his uncompromising proactive approach to the controversial subject matter. He owns two production companies name 40 Acres, and a Mule Filmworks. Since 1983 has produced more than 35 films. For over four-decade he has used his film to tell the audience to “wake up”. He has a net worth of $50 million.
Early Life Of Spike Lee –
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia (March 20, 1957). His mother was a teacher of arts and black literature and his father was a jazz musician and composer. He has three younger siblings who have worked with him in his various films. When he was a child his family moved to New York Brooklyn. In his childhood, his mother gave a nickname Spike. He went to John Dewey High School. He went to Marehouse College.
Career Of Spike Lee –
She’s Gotta Have It which released in 1986 was his directorial debut. Some of his note films include Jungle Fever (1991), Clockers (1995), Inside Man (2006), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Do the Right Thing ( 1989), Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Malcolm X (1992), Crooklyn (1994), 25th Hour (2002), Chi-Raq (2015), BlacKkKlansman ( 2018).
He won many awards for his work which include Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Student Academy Awards, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Emmy Award, two Peabody Award to name a few.
Personal Life Spike Lee –
In 1992 he met his wife Tonya Lewis and they got married a year letter in New York. He has one son and one daughter. He is a fan of the American Baseball Team (New York Yankees), basketball team (New York Knicks ), ice hockey team (New York Rangers), and an English football team (Arsenal).
He has few controversies on his name. In 1999 he made an inflammatory comment about the president of the National Rifle Association while speaking to reports at a film festival. In 2005 he answered a question asked by a reporter on whether the government intentionally ignored the right of black Americans.