Shonda Rhimes
United States
2018

Shondaland

Shonda
Rhimes

Writer / Producer

Rhimes’ $100 million deal with Netflix, announced in 2017, heralded an era of mega-signings for top-flight showrunners. And the network TV uber-creator appears to be delivering. The streamer this year unveiled a nine-show development slate under way from Rhimes’ production shingle, Shondaland. An English and film studies major at Dartmouth, Rhimes earned her master’s from the USC School of Cinematic Arts before breaking into screenwriting with the 1999 HBO movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” and features “Crossroads” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.” But it was “Grey’s Anatomy” (now in season 15) and its follow-ups — spinoff “Private Practice,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Station 19” — that cemented her as producing royalty.

Career

  • SCANDAL
  • GREY'S ANATOMY
  • HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Education

  • Dartmouth College (NH, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Shonda Rhimes Slashes Price on Celeb-Pedigreed Hancock Park Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Shonda Rhimes Slashes Price on Celeb-Pedigreed Hancock Park Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

After four months on the market with a too optimistic price tag just shy of $10 million, Shonda Rhimes has drastically dropped the asking price for one of her four multimillion dollar properties in L.A.’s prestigious Hancock Park to just under $9 million. The primetime workplace drama specialist, now producingfor Netflix, purchased the dapper 1920s mansion in 2010 for $5.6 million from Beck. With 8,298 square feet, the arguably plain yet unquestionably imposing, taupe-colored residence presides over a prestigious corner...

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