Shonda Rhimes

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Martha Nunez, Senior Editor

Shonda Lynn Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 and 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.  In June 2018, Netflix announced that the first project under the deal will be Inventing Anna, an adaptation of the New York magazine story How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People, originally written by Jessica Pressler based on the real-life story of the controversial society fraud Anna Delvey.

As of October 2020 she was working on more than 12 projects for Netflix, including the period drama Bridgerton.