Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Highest Rated: 87% This Changes Everything (2019)

Lowest Rated: 14% Crossroads (2002)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

The driving creative force behind one of the most successful television medical dramas since ER, tireless multi-hyphenate Shonda Rhimes worked for years as a feature-film screenwriter before bringing Grey's Anatomy to the small screen in 2005. Of course, writing comes easy for the lifelong storyteller who was tape-recording stories for her parents to transcribe before she even learned to spell, yet entering into the world of show business proved a formidable task for the artist who wasn't used to the idea of dealing with network executives.It was Rhimes' screenplay for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge that earned actress Halle Berry her first Emmy, and after the success of the Britney Spears road movie Crossroads and the well-received Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, it seemed that the emerging talent had a successful career writing features in her future. Yet all of that would change when Rhimes adopted a newborn child back in 2002. In the months after adopting the child, Rhimes found herself largely housebound and rediscovering her love of television. Realizing that she was just as capable of creating a successful weekly series as she was a stand-alone feature, the ambitious writer created a show concerning a group of sexy young war correspondents. As fate would have it, however, the war in Iraq would prompt Touchstone to cancel the series before it even went before the cameras, yet rumors persisted that the studio was searching for a quality medical drama. It didn't take long for the University Park, IL, native to grasp the inherent drama of being a medical intern, and in 2005, Grey's Anatomy debuted to critical and popular acclaim. It seemed that the writer who had once been accepted to USC on the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship had finally arrived, and that, despite some hard times getting there, Rhimes had finally hit her stride as a writer, while showing impressive growth as a producer as well.With Grey's Anatomy still maintaining an impressive fan base three years after its debut, Rhimes continued telling the story of popular character Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) in the spin-off series Private Practice in fall 2007.In 2012 she created the series Scandal which focused on a crisis management expert handling PR disasters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
No Score Yet Love by the 10th Date Screenwriter Director 2017
26% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement Screenwriter $95.2M 2004
14% Crossroads Screenwriter $37.1M 2002
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Screenwriter 1999

TV

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No Score Yet Station 19
2018
Screenwriter Executive Producer 2020
2019
2018
88% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
Executive Producer Producer 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
83% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
69% For the People
2018-2019
Executive Producer 2019
2018
No Score Yet America Divided
2016-2019
Executive Producer 2019
2018
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer 2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
52% Still Star-Crossed
2016-2017
Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
74% The Catch
2015-2017
Executive Producer 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
2016
2016
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Guest 2015
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Herself 2014
51% Private Practice
2007-2013
Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
18% Off the Map
2011
Executive Producer Producer 2011

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