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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and Scandal (2012). See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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  Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (created by - 251 episodes, 2005 - 2015) (written by - 26 episodes, 2005 - 2015)
- Things We Lost in the Fire (2015) ... (creator)
- Something Against You (2015) ... (creator)
- The Me Nobody Knows (2015) ... (creator)
- Old Time Rock and Roll (2015) ... (creator)
- I Choose You (2015) ... (creator)
  Scandal (TV Series) (created by - 78 episodes, 2012 - 2015) (written by - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2015)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (2015) ... (creator)
- Rasputin (2015) ... (creator)
- Get Out of Jail, Free (2015) ... (creator)
- You Got Served (2015) ... (creator)
 2013 Scandal: The Secret Is Out (TV Movie) (creator)
  Private Practice (TV Series) (created by - 112 episodes, 2007 - 2013) (written by - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2013)
- In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Full Release (2013) ... (creator)
- Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (creator)
- Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (creator)
- I'm Fine (2012) ... (creator)
 2011 A corazón abierto (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (story)
 2010 Open-Hearted (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (story)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine (TV Movie) (creator)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (screenplay) / (story)
 2002/I Crossroads (written by)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short) (writer)
Show Show Producer (22 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Actress (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)
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I was writing a hospital show for a very long time, and that became all that anybody thought that I could write. It's not that I want to do [for example, a female-spy show] because people don't think of me as doing it, but when I do say that's what I want to do next, and some network exec says: 'Really? Can't you do one of your romance triangle-y things?' I want to strangle them. A romance ... See more »


She has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth (1991) and a master of fine arts (MFA) from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. See more »

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