Star, Darren 1961-

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Star, Darren 1961-

PERSONAL

Born 1961; father, an orthodontist; mother, a freelance writer; companion of Dennis Erdman (a director). Education: Attended University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses:

Office—Darren Star Productions, 10202 West Washington Blvd., 2210 Fred Astaire Bldg., Culver City, CA 90232. Agent—William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Producer, director, and writer. Darren Star Productions, Culver City, CA, president.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Awards, best musical or comedy television series, 1999, 2000, 2001, Emmy Award nominations, 1999, 2000, and Emmy Award, 2001, all outstanding comedy series, Golden Satellite Award, best musical or comedy television series, International Press Academy, 2000, 2001, and Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television, Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, 2001, 2002, all (with others) for Sex and the City.

CREDITS

Television Work; Series:

Creator and coproducer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990.

Supervising producer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991-92.

Executive producer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1992-95.

Creator and executive producer, Melrose Place, Fox, 1992-95.

Creator and executive producer, Central Park West (also known as C.P.W.), CBS, 1995.

Creator and executive producer, Sex and the City, HBO, 1999-2000.

Creator and executive producer, The $treet, Fox, 2000.

Creator and executive producer, Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2000.

Creator and executive producer, Miss Match, NBC, 2003-2005.

Executive producer, Kitchen Confidential, Fox, 2005-2006.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Producer, Central Park West, CBS, 1995.

Runaway, CW Network, 2006.

Cashmere Mafia, ABC, 2007.

Manchild, Showtime, 2007.

Literary Superstar, ABC, 2007.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Spring Dance," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991.

"A Walsh Family Christmas," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991.

"The Monogamists," Sex and the City, HBO, 1998.

"Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

"Passion Fish," Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2001.

"Exile on Main Street," Kitchen Confidential. Fox, 2005.

"Aftermath," Kitchen Confidential. Fox, 2005.

Television Director; Pilots:

Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

Love Thy Neighbor: The Baddest and the Best of Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Intimate Portrait: Kim Cattrall, Lifetime, 2000.

What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The Women of "Sex and the City," E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Cynthia Nixon, Lifetime, 2002.

Inside TV Land: Taboo TV, TV Land, 2002.

The Perfect Pitch (also known as Brilliant but Cancelled: The Perfect Pitch), Trio, 2002.

Melrose Place: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Brilliant but Cancelled: Pilot Season, Trio, 2003.

Commentator, TV Revolution, Bravo, 2003.

When Melrose Place Ruled the World, VH1, 2004.

Heather Locklear: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Sex and the City: A Farewell, HBO, 2004.

"Heather Locklear," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Darren Star," Lauren Hutton and …, 1995.

(Uncredited) Executive in limousine, "You Gotta Have Heart," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top, Comedy Central, 2003.

TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, A Recipe for Comedy, Trailer Park, 2007.

WRITINGS

Television Pilots:

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures (animated), Fox, 1992.

Television Series:

Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990-2000.

Melrose Place, Fox, 1992-99.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (animated), Fox, 1992.

Central Park West (also known as C.P.W.), CBS, 1995-96.

Sex and the City, HBO, 1998-2004.

The $treet, Fox, 2000-2001.

Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2000-2001.

Miss Match, NBC, 2003-2005.

Screenplays:

Doin' Time on Planet Earth (also based on story by Star), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1988.

If Looks Could Kill (also known as Teen Agent), Warner Bros., 1991.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Los Angeles, November, 2000, p. 68.

Newsweek, October 2, 2000, p. 68.

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