Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is the prolific writer, executive producer and creator of the hit ABC series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal." In addition to creating the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series, "Private Practice," Rhimes is the executive producer of the ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Catch” and “Still Star-Crossed.” 

For her collective work on her various shows, Rhimes is the recipient of a Golden Globe for Outstanding Television Drama, Peabody Award, Television Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild Award for Best New Series, GLAAD Media Award, as well as numerous AFI Awards for Television Program of the Year and an unprecedented six NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series plus eight NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Rhimes has twice been included in TIME Magazine’s 100 list of the most influential people, along with Fortune Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business," and Glamour Magazine's "Women of the Year."

Aside from her success with network television, Rhimes wrote the HBO-produced feature film "Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement” and “Crossroads.”  She also co-wrote "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," which was nominated for numerous awards, and for which Halle Berry won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Actress in a miniseries for her portrayal of Dandridge. In 2004, Rhimes created her production company Shondaland.  

In November 2015, Rhimes released her first book, the instant New York Times bestseller “Year of Yes” from Simon & Schuster. Rhimes holds a BA from Dartmouth College in English Literature with Creative Writing. She received her MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television.