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Rhimes, Shonda 1970- (Shonda Lynn Rhimes)

PERSONAL

Full name, Shonda Lynn Rhimes; born January 13, 1970, in University Park, IL; father, a university administrator; mother, a university professor; children: Harper. Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., English literature and creative writing, 1991; University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television, M.F.A., 1994.

Addresses:

Office—Shondaland, 4151 Prospect Ave., Los Feliz Tower, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027; c/o ABC TV, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521. Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career:

Producer, writer, and director. Shondaland (production company), Los Angeles, CA, principal. Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association, director. Previously worked in advertising and at a mental health facility.

Awards, Honors:

Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship, University of Southern California; Black Reel Award nomination, best screenplay—original or adapted, 2005, for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding drama series (with others) and outstanding writing for a drama series, Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic—Drama, nomination (with others), Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Awards, Television Award (with others), new series, Writers Guild of America, Television Award nomination (with others), dramatic series, Writers Guild of America, 2006, Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic—Drama (with others), Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Awards, Image Award, outstanding writing in a dramatic series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2007, all for Grey's Anatomy.

CREDITS

Television Work; Series:

Creator, executive producer, and (as Shonda Lynn Rhimes) show runner, Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005—.

Creator and executive producer, Private Practice, ABC, 2007—.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer and show runner, Private Practice, ABC, 2007.

Television Work; Specials:

Research director, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (documentary), TBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2005.

ABC News Nightline, ABC, 2006.

"On Location: Oprah on the set of ‘Grey's Anatomy,’" The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2006.

Entertainment Weekly (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2007.

Film Work:

Director, Blossoms and Veils (short), 1998.

WRITINGS

Television Movies:

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (also known as Face of an Angel), 1999.

Television Pilots:

Private Practice, ABC, 2007.

Television Episodes:

Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005—.

Private Practice, ABC, 2007—.

Screenplays:

Blossoms and Veils (short), 1998.

(Uncredited rewrite) Frida, Miramax, 2002.

Crossroads, Paramount, 2002.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Buena Vista, 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Ebony, October, 2005.

Written By, September, 2005.

Rhimes, Shonda 1970- (Shonda Lynn Rhimes)

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