The Secret Life of Bees 12 years old

Bring Your Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers and Daughters.

The Secret Life of Bees

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.


Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson

Rosaleen Daise

Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany

T. Ray Owens

Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo

May Boatwright

Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

Lily Owens

Emily Alyn Lind
Emily Alyn Lind

Young Lily

Hilarie Burton
Hilarie Burton

Deborah Owens

All Cast

Name Character
Dakota Fanning She was 14, now 27 years old as Lily Owens
Sophie Okonedo She was 40, now 53 years old as May Boatwright
Paul Bettany He was 37, now 49 years old as T. Ray Owens
Jennifer Hudson She was 27, now 39 years old as Rosaleen Daise
Hilarie Burton She was 26, now 38 years old as Deborah Owens
Tristan Mack Wilds He was 19, now 31 years old as Zach Taylor
Alicia Keys She was 27, now 40 years old as June Boatwright
Nate Parker He was 28, now 41 years old as Neil
Emily Alyn Lind She was 6, now 18 years old as Young Lily
Sharon Conley She was 37, now 49 years old as Violet


Name Department
James Edward Ferrell, Jr. as Set Decoration. Art
Rogier Stoffers as Director of Photography. He was 46 (now 59) years old Camera
Linda Cohen as Music Supervisor. Sound
Aisha Coley as Casting. Production
Sandra Hern√°ndez as Costume Design. She was 11 (now 23) years old Costume & Make-Up
James Lassiter as Producer. He was 55 (now 68) years old Production
Terilyn A. Shropshire as Editor. Editing
Warren Alan Young as Production Design. He was 43 (now 55) years old Art
Craig Fincannon as Casting. Production
Sue Monk Kidd as Novel. She was 60 (now 72) years old Writing
Joe Pichirallo as Producer. Production
Dean Mumford as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Mark Isham as Original Music Composer. He was 57 (now 69) years old Sound
Mark Fincannon as Casting. He was 50 (now 62) years old Production
Gina Prince-Bythewood as Director. She was 39 (now 51) years old Directing
Gina Prince-Bythewood as Screenplay. She was 39 (now 51) years old Writing
Leigh Leverett as Costume Supervisor. Costume & Make-Up
The Secret Life of Bees poster
The Secret Life of Bees (12 years)

Bring Your Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers and Daughters.

  • Release day: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Budget: 11000000.00
  • Revenue: 38105395.00