Shonda Rhimes


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Shonda Lynn Rhimes is an African-American producer, author and screenwriter. She is known for working on the Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana film Crossroads, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice, the Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and the Halle Berry film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Grey's Anatomy Producer
(2005-2022)
Scandal Producer
(2012-2018)
Crossroads Writer
(2002)
Private Practice Producer
(2007-2013)

Filmography

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  Song of the Sun God (TV Series) (producer) (pre-production)
  The Residence (TV Mini Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Queen to Be ... (executive producer)
 2020-2022 Bridgerton (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #4.1 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Harmony (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Victory (2022) ... (executive producer)
- A Bee in Your Bonnet (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2005-2022 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (executive producer - 400 episodes)
- You Are the Blood (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Out for Blood (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Stronger Than Hate (2022) ... (executive producer)
- I'll Cover You (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2022 Inventing Anna (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Dangerously Close (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Too Rich for Her Blood (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Cash on Delivery (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Friends in Low Places (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Check Out Time (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2021 Station 19 (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
- Can't Feel My Face (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Phoenix from the Flame (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Nothing Seems the Same (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Louder Than a Bomb (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014-2020 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series) (executive producer - 90 episodes)
- Stay (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Annalise Keating Is Dead (2020) ... (executive producer)
- What If Sam Wasn't the Bad Guy This Whole Time? (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Let's Hurt Him (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Reckoning (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 For The People (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- A Choice Between Two Things (2019) ... (executive producer)
- You Belong Here (2019) ... (executive producer)
- One Big Happy Family (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Vast, Immovable Object (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Minimum Continuing Legal Education (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2018 Scandal (TV Series) (executive producer - 124 episodes)
- Over a Cliff (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Standing in the Sun (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- People Like Me (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The Noise (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- The List (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2017 Scandal: Gladiator Wanted (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Exit Interview (2017) ... (executive producer)
- By Dawn's Early Light (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Goverments Fall (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Induction (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Grey's Anatomy: Post-Op (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Debbie Allen (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Krista Vernoff (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Behind the Scenes - Part Two (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Behind the Scenes - Part One (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Loretta Devine and Michael O'Neill (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Still Star-Crossed (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Something Wicked This Way Comes (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Nature Hath Framed Strange Fellows in Her Time (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Pluck Out the Heart of My Mystery (2017) ... (executive producer)
- All the World's a Stage (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2017 The Catch (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- The Mockingbird (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Cleaner (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Knock-Off (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Birthday Party (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Hard Drive (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 America Divided (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Scandal: The Secret Is Out (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007-2013 Private Practice (TV Series) (executive producer - 112 episodes)
- In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Full Release (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (executive producer)
- I'm Fine (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- There's Nothing to Fix (2011) ... (executive producer)
- On the Mean Streets of San Miguel (2011) ... (executive producer)
- A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Smile. Don't Kill Anyone. (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Saved by the Great White Hope (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Sizzle (2010) ... (producer - produced by)
- Award-Winning (2010) ... (producer - produced by)
- Nerves (2010) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Face (2010) ... (producer - produced by)
- Take One (2010) ... (producer - produced by)
 2009-2010 Seattle Grace: On Call (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Seattle Grace: On Call Part 6 (2010) ... (producer)
- Part 1: I Want a Paternity Test (2009) ... (producer)
 2009-2010 Grey's Anatomy: The Webisodes (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Way to Make a Scene! (2010) ... (producer)
- I Guess That's a No! (2009) ... (producer)
- Have a Good One! (2009) ... (producer)
- Why is Megan Crying? (2009) ... (producer)
- I Want a Paternity Test (2009) ... (producer)
 2009 Inside the Box (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Show Show Actress (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (46 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2016-17) Print ads for Pilot's G2 premium gel pen line of pens.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Parents:

Rhimes, Ilee | Rhimes, Vera

Relatives:

Rhimes, Beckett (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

After graduating from Dartmouth, she read a news article that claimed that getting into USC's film school was harder than getting into Harvard Law School, so she elected to take on the more competitive challenge. See more »

Trademark:

Her shows tend to have strong level-headed women as leads.

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