Shonda Rhimes
Kwaku Alston/Netflix
United States
2022

Shondaland

Shonda
Rhimes

CEO

Rhimes continues to prove that her headline-grabbing 2017 Netflix deal is definitely one instance where the streaming giant didn’t overspend. The point was driven home with her recent limited series “Inventing Anna,” based on the exploits of Russian-born con artist Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), which topped the Nielsen streaming charts when it was released on the platform in March 2022. The following month, Netflix ordered an additional two seasons 
of her saucy British costume dramedy “Bridgerton” on the eve of its second-season premiere. Net­flix had already reaffirmed its rich commitment to Rhimes in July 2021, signing a five-year extension to her earlier pact that, with bonuses, could reportedly be worth upwards of $300 million. Meanwhile, she still has two long-running series on ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19.” 

Career

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

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Inclusion Impact
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Time to return to the red wine, love affairs and ... election stealing? "Scandal" is back.Shondaland Audio has set an official rewatch podcast for "Scandal," the Shonda Rhimes-created political thriller that ran on ABC from 2012 to 2018. Titled "Unpacking the Toolbox" and debuting in early 2023, the show will be co-hosted by series stars Katie Lowes, who played Quinn Perkins, and Guillermo Diaz, who played Huck.In each week of "Unpacking the Toolbox," Lowes and Diaz will share behind-the-scenes stories...

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