Ryan Murphy
Robert Trachtenberg
United States

Ryan Murphy Productions


Murphy’s longest-running, most successful franchise is his grisly fantasy “American Horror Story,” which premiered its 11th season on FX in the fall, but in recent years he’s been increasingly mining real life for source material. In September, he earned an armful of Emmy nominations for his Netflix docuseries “The Andy Warhol Diaries,” a product of the $300 million deal he cut with the streamer in 2018, and FX’s “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” a dramatization of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal that captivated the nation in the ’90s. His other Netflix premieres included limited series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” starring Evan Peters as the titular cannibalistic serial killer, and “The Watcher,” inspired by  
the case of a New Jersey family driven from their home by a mysterious stalker. 




  • Indiana University–Bloomington (IN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Ryan Murphy Explains Why He Didn’t Reach Out to Jeffrey Dahmer's Father for Netflix Series

Ryan Murphy Explains Why He Didn’t Reach Out to Jeffrey Dahmer's Father for Netflix Series

"Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" has been viewed for more than 1 billion hours, but it also came with a great deal of backlash. Many of the victims' families claimed they were not contacted — a claim that creator Ryan Murphy denies — and some viewers were upset that the focus was more on Jeffrey Dahmer than the victims.“I was never interested in Jeffrey Dahmer, the monster. I was interested in what made him. I think that the...


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