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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), Private Practice (2007) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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  Scandal (TV Series) (created by - 48 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2014)
- Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia (2014) ... (created by)
- The Price of Free and Fair Elections (2014) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Flesh and Blood (2014) ... (created by)
- The Fluffer (2014) ... (created by)
- Mama Said Knock You Out (2014) ... (created by)
  Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (created by - 217 episodes, 2005 - 2014) (written by - 24 episodes, 2005 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Change of Heart (2014) ... (created by)
- Go It Alone (2014) ... (created by)
- I'm Winning (2014) ... (created by)
- You Be Illin' (2014) ... (created by)
- Do You Know? (2014) ... (created by)
 2013 Scandal: The Secret Is Out (TV Movie) (created by)
  Private Practice (TV Series) (created by - 112 episodes, 2007 - 2013) (written by - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2013)
- In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Full Release (2013) ... (created by)
- Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (created by)
- Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (created by)
- I'm Fine (2012) ... (created by)
 2011 A corazón abierto (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (story)
 2010 A corazón abierto (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (story)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine (TV Movie) (created by)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts (TV Movie) (created by)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart (TV Movie) (created by)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure (TV Movie) (created by)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart (TV Movie) (created by)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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A lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful,engaged people? Are busy doing. I wanted to be Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. That was my dream. I blue-skied it like crazy. I dreamed and dreamed. And while I was dreaming I was living in my sister's basement. Dreamers often end up living in ... See more »


On the first day in September 2001 that she moved into a rental house in Vermont as a quiet place to finish a movie script, the World Trade Center was attacked, which prompted Rhimes to reassess her future and her goals. She decided her top priority was to adopt a child and nine months later she did, with daughter Harper, and became a single mother. Emerson followed in 2012. See more »

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