Ryan Murphy

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer

Fast Facts

  • Performed in a choir as a child in Indianapolis and was a member of the University of Indiana "Singing Hoosiers" show choir.
  • Worked as an entertainment journalist (Miami Herald, Washington Post, L.A. Times, New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly) before entering show business.
  • Conducted Bette Davis' final interview before her death in 1989.
  • Steven Spielberg bought his first script (a romantic comedy titled Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?) but didn't produce it.
  • Got the Nip/Tuck tagline ("Tell me what you don't like about yourself") from a plastic surgeon he interviewed for a newspaper article (which he never wrote) on calf implants.
  • Made theatrical-movie directorial debut with Running With Scissors, a 2006 adaptation of writer Augusten Burroughs' childhood memoir. 
  • Ranked No. 5 among 2010's 100 Most  Creative People in Business by the business and technology magazine Fast Company.

Awards

  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Long Form Original: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Main Title Design: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Limited Series: Winner
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Winner
  • 2016, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Louis XIII Genius Award: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2016, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ford — Son
  • Logan Phineas Miller Murphy — Son
  • David Miller — Husband

College

  • University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer

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