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Shonda Rhimes

Lowest Rated:   14% Crossroads (2002)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Love by the 10th Date
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2017
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement
  • Screenwriter
$95.2M 2004
14% Crossroads
  • Screenwriter
$37.1M 2002
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Screenwriter
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
39% Still Star-Crossed
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
72% The Catch
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
89% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
95% Scandal
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2015
91% 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
  • Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
18% Off the Map
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet For the People
2017
  • Executive Producer

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