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Ryan Murphy Biography

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
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  • 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

  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: winner
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Long Form Original: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Long Form Original: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: winner
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2014Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

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