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Malcolm D. Lee

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Malcolm D. Lee
Born (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970 (age 52)
Queens, New York City, U.S.[1]
Alma materPacker Collegiate Institute
Georgetown University
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 director, producer and screenwriter. 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), Night School (2018), and Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021).

Early life

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]

In 2017 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] The success lead to a first look deal with Universal Pictures.[5]

In 2021, Lee directed sequel to Space Jam titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring LeBron James and Don Cheadle.[6] The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office.[7]


Feature films

Year Title Director Producer Writer Ref
1999 The Best Man Yes No Yes Also portrayed Emcee
2002 Undercover Brother Yes No No
2005 Roll Bounce Yes No No
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Yes Executive Yes
Soul Men Yes No No
2013 Scary Movie 5 Yes No No
The Best Man Holiday Yes Yes Yes
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Yes Executive No
2017 Girls Trip Yes Yes No [8][9][10][11]
2018 Night School Yes Executive No [12]
2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy Yes No No [13]
TBA Hot Wheels Yes No No


Year Title Role Notes
2021 The Best Man: The Final Chapters Creator/Director 10 episodes


  1. ^ Lucia Bozzola (2014). "Malcolm D. Lee". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. 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. ^ McNary, Dave (July 18, 2017). "'Girls Trip' Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Production Deal With Universal". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 16, 2019). "Malcolm D. Lee Takes Over As Director On 'Space Jam 2'". Deadline. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), retrieved July 17, 2021
  8. ^ Dominique Hobdy (February 25, 2014). "Malcom <sic> D. Lee and Will Packer Team Up for New Movie 'Girls Trip'". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Jeff Sneider (March 19, 2014). "'South Park' Writer to Take 'Girl's Trip' With Malcolm D. Lee, Universal". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  10. ^ Dave McNary (June 22, 2015). "Will Packer Sets Female Comedy at Universal". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (June 29, 2017). "Kevin Hart Comedy 'Night School' Enrolls Malcolm D. Lee to Direct".
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 16, 2019). "Malcolm D. Lee Takes Over As Director On 'Space Jam 2'". Deadline. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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