Malcolm D. Lee

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Malcolm D. Lee
Born (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970 (age 49)
Queens, New York, United States[1]
Alma materPacker Collegiate Institute
Georgetown University
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Camille Melika Banks (m. 2000)
RelativesJoie Lee (cousin)
Cinqué Lee (cousin)
David Lee (cousin)
Spike Lee (cousin)

Malcolm D. Lee (born January 11, 1970) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is known for directing numerous comedy films, including The Best Man (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Roll Bounce (2005), Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008), Soul Men (2008), Scary Movie 5 (2013), The Best Man Holiday (2013), Girls Trip (2017), and Night School (2018).

Early life[edit]

Malcolm D. Lee was born on January 11, 1970 in Queens, New York.

Lee is a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and Georgetown University.

He is the cousin of filmmakers Spike Lee, Joie Lee and Cinqué Lee, and still photographer David Lee.


Lee has directed such films as Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Soul Men and Girls Trip, he also directed an episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He directed an installment in the Scary Movie franchise, Scary Movie 5. In 2013, he directed The Best Man Holiday, a sequel to The Best Man.[3]

His 2017 movie Girls Trip, starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith, received positive reviews from critics and grossed $137 million worldwide; it also grossed over $100 million domestically, the first comedy of 2017 to do so.[4]

His 2018 movie Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish is a success and grossed $103 million worldwide.[5]


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  1. ^ "Malcolm D. Lee". The New York Times. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Brady, Lois Smith (June 4, 2000). "Weddings: Vows; Cami Banks and Malcolm Lee". The New York Times. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Woodrow, John. (October 1, 2015) ‘The Best Man Holiday’ movie review: Sequel is both a romp and a shameless tearjerker. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2015-10-20.
  4. ^ "'Dunkirk' Seizes $50.5M; 'Girls Trip' Is Malcolm D. Lee's Highest Opening; The Reasons Why 'Valerian' Crashed". Deadline Hollywood. July 23, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 14, 2017). "'Night School' Release Date: Kevin Hart Comedy Set For Fall 2018 From Universal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Dominique Hobdy (February 25, 2014). "Malcom <sic> D. Lee and Will Packer Team Up for New Movie 'Girls Trip'". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Jeff Sneider (March 19, 2014). "'South Park' Writer to Take 'Girl's Trip' With Malcolm D. Lee, Universal". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  8. ^ Dave McNary (June 22, 2015). "Will Packer Sets Female Comedy at Universal". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  9. ^ Busch, Anita (May 13, 2016). "Regina Hall To Star In Will Packer's Untitled 'Girl Trip' Film At Uni". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (June 29, 2017). "Kevin Hart Comedy 'Night School' Enrolls Malcolm D. Lee to Direct".
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 16, 2019). "Malcolm D. Lee Takes Over As Director On 'Space Jam 2'". Deadline. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "'The Best Man Wedding' delayed indefinitely, director says". April 7, 2016.

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