Shonda Rhimes



  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/13/1970, Capricorn
  • Profession: Executive producer; writer
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Shonda Rhimes Fast Facts:
  • Is the youngest of six children.
  • Director of the Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association while an undergrad at Dartmouth.
  • Worked in advertising before enrolling in film school.
  • Received the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship while earning her MFA at USC.
  • Before creating the hit show Grey's Anatomy, wrote the screenplays for films like Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Crossroads and The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement.
  • Won the first of many NAACP Image Awards in 2007.
  • Was inspired by professional crisis manager Judy Smith to create the ABC series Scandal; Smith serves as an executive producer.
  • Shonda Rhimes Relationships:
  • Emerson Pearl - Daughter
  • Harper - Daughter
  • Shonda Rhimes Awards:
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (BA English Literature, 1991); University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (MFA, 1994)


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