Shonda Rhimes

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Date of Birth January 13, 1970
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 51 years old
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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Lynn Rhimes is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author. She is best known as the showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive producer—of the television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, its spin-off Private Practice, and the political thriller series Scandal. Rhimes has also served as the executive producer of the ABC television series Off the Map, How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch, and Station 19. In 2007, Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine's 100 People Who Help Shape the World. In 2015, she published her first book, a memoir, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person. In 2017, Netflix said that it had entered into a multi-year development deal with Rhimes, by which all of her future productions will be Netflix Original series. Netflix had already purchased the streaming rights to past episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.

Born: Shonda Lynn Rhimes, January 13, 1970, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater: Dartmouth College, University of Southern California
Occupation: Television producer, screenwriter
Years active: 1995–present
Children: 3
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About Shonda Rhimes

Screenwriter, producer, and director who notably created the successful ABC TV shows Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal. She has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, and in 2007 she won a Golden Globe for her work on Grey's Anatomy.

Shonda Rhimes Before Fame

She studied at Dartmouth College prior to landing her first job in television.

Achievement of Shonda Rhimes

She received the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship Award from USC's Film School for being at the top of her class and she wrote the screenplay for the 2002 Brittany Spears film Crossroads.

Shonda Rhimes Family Life

She has three children, Harper, Emerson, and Beckett.

Associations of Shonda Rhimes

Actor Patrick Dempsey starred on her hit show Grey's Anatomy.

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Latest information about Shonda Rhimes updated on April 17, 2021.

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