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Darren Star Biography

Birth Name:
Darren Bennett Star
Birth Place:
Potomac, Maryland, United States
Screenwriter, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Was roommates with Daphne Zuniga at UCLA
  • Worked as a waiter at the Hamburger Hamlet in Brentwood, CA, after college
  • Sold his first screenplay, Doin' Time On Planet Earth, to Warner Bros
  • at age 24
  • Inspiration for Melrose Place came from his experiences living in an apartment complex in West Hollywood


  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated