Michael Patrick King

Michael Patrick King

Highest Rated: 49% Sex and the City (2008)

Lowest Rated: 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010)

Birthday: Sep 14, 1954

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

A former stand-up comic-turned-television scribe, Michael Patrick King was one of the driving creative forces behind the television series and pop culture juggernaut "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Prior to that series' inception, King had developed a reputation in Hollywood as a writer and producer with an ear for shows built around strong female characters like "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star recognized these traits and brought him on board as a writer and executive producer, where he helped to develop its four main characters as well as pen numerous scripts. He was richly rewarded for his work on the series, including two Emmys. King returned to the "Sex and the City" (2008) universe as the producer and director of the hotly anticipated feature film version, which reunited its original cast. Much to the amazement of almost everyone who doubted the power of female moviegoers, it opened in first place its first weekend. With the success of its sequel "Sex in the City 2" (2010) and a new sitcom "2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 2011- ) it seemed as if the writer-producer's winning streak was just getting started. Having successfully tapped into the zeitgeist at the turn of the millennium, King had proven himself as one of the more dependable comedic voices in Hollywood, catering to an under-served, yet influential female demographic.




15% 43% Sex and the City 2 Director,
$95.3M 2010
49% 77% Sex and the City Director,
$152.6M 2008


48% 29% And Just Like That... Executive Producer,
52% 90% AJ and the Queen Executive Producer 2020
100% 100% Love You More Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Director,
Executive Producer
73% 90% The Comeback Executive Producer 2005 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010
70% 81% Sex and the City Director,
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Writer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Writer 1996