Ryan Murphy
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United States

Ryan Murphy Productions


Writer / Director / Producer

Murphy grabbed headlines in 2017 when he left his longtime home at 20th Century Fox Television for an overall deal with Netflix valued at more than $100 million. He created countless hits for Fox and cable channel FX through his deal at 20th. Among the shows that etched him as a hitmaker were “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” “9-1-1,” “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck.” The last new series covered under his deal at 20th will, ironically, be his first for Netflix — “Ratched,” starring Sarah Paulson, an origin story for the Nurse Ratched character in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He’s a longtime supporter of amfAR and recently announced that profits from his groundbreaking 1980s-set dance musical series”Pose” will go to trans and LGBTQ groups.


  • GLEE


  • Indiana University–Bloomington (IN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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TV News Roundup: The Trevor Project to Honor Ryan Murphy, Cast of 'Pose'

TV News Roundup: The Trevor Project to Honor Ryan Murphy, Cast of 'Pose'

In today's TV news roundup, The Trevor Project is honoring Ryan Murphy and the cast of "Pose" at its upcoming gala ,and both Fox and NBC have announced holiday specials. DATESLogo’s upcoming documentary “Transmilitary” is set to premiere Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. The film, which won the the SXSW Audience Award this year, follows the lives of transgender members of the armed forces, senior airman Logan Ireland, corporal Laila Villanueva, captain Jennifer Peace and first lieutenant El Cook, as they...


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