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Shonda Rhimes is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. In May 2007, she was named as one of the Time 100 people who help shape the world.

Biography Edit

Shonda is the youngest among four sisters and two brothers. She has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth (1991) and a master of fine arts (MFA) from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. She has three daughters.

Rhimes initially struggled to find a writing or production gig after graduation. For a time, she lived with her sister in San Francisco and worked in advertising. Later, she worked as an office administrator, and then as a counselor at a job center that taught mentally ill and homeless people job skills. Eventually, Rhimes began to break into the market, and sold several scripts. Rhimes won the Best Drama TV Series Golden Globe award in 2007 for Grey's Anatomy.

Career Edit

Writer Edit

  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
  • Scandal (2012-2015)
  • Private Practice (2007-2013)
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
  • Crossroads (2002)
  • Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
  • Blossoms and Veils (short) (1998)

Producer Edit

  • Lawless (????)
  • Show & Tell (????)
  • Untitled Dana Calvo Project (????)
  • Untitled Shonda Rhimes Comedy (????)
  • The Catch (2016)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (2014-)
  • Scandal (2012-2015)
  • Private Practice (2007-2013)
  • Gilded Lilys (2013)
  • Off the Map (2011)
  • Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (2010)
  • Seattle Grace: On Call (2009)
  • Inside the Box (2009)

Director Edit

  • Blossoms and Veils (1998)

Written Episodes Edit

Grey's Anatomy Edit

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 11

Private Practice Edit

Season 1

  • In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else
  • In Which Addison Finds the Magic (co-written with Marti Noxon)
  • In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead (co-written with Marti Noxon)

Season 2

  • A Family Thing (co-written with Marti Noxon)
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Finishing

Season 3

  • A Death in the Family  (co-written with Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner)

Season 4

  • Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?

Season 5

  • Who We Are
  • Gone, Baby, Gone

Season 6

  • In Which We Say Goodbye