Shonda Rhimes

Producer, Writer, Director

Producer, Writer, Director


Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shonda Lynn Rhimes. She is a producer and writer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Scandal (2012) and Crossroads (2002).
Birth date
1970-01-13
Awards
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 16 nominations.

Known For


Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Producer (2005-2021)
Scandal
Scandal
Producer (2012-2018)
Crossroads
Crossroads
Writer (2002)
Private Practice
Private Practice
Producer (2007-2013)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ProducerInventing Anna
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) (post-production) - Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.10 ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.9 ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.8 ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.7 ... (executive producer) Show all 10 episodes
2021
ProducerBridgerton
(TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes) - Episode #2.1 (2021) ... (executive producer) - After the Rain (2020) ... (executive producer) - Oceans Apart (2020) ... (executive producer) - Swish (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Duke and I (2020) ... (executive producer) Show all 9 episodes
2020-2021
ProducerGrey's Anatomy
(TV Series) (executive producer - 374 episodes) - Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (2021) ... (executive producer) - Breathe (2021) ... (executive producer) - In My Life (2021) ... (executive producer) - It's All Too Much (2021) ... (executive producer) - Helplessly Hoping (2021) ... (executive producer) Show all 374 episodes
2005-2021
ProducerDance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2020
ProducerStation 19
(TV Series) (executive producer - 44 episodes) - Nothing Seems the Same (2020) ... (executive producer) - Louder Than a Bomb (2020) ... (executive producer) - Bad Guy (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Ghosts That Haunt Me (2020) ... (executive producer) - Dream a Little Dream of Me (2020) ... (executive producer) Show all 44 episodes
2018-2020
ProducerHow to Get Away with Murder
(TV Series) (executive producer - 90 episodes) - Stay (2020) ... (executive producer) - Annalise Keating Is Dead (2020) ... (executive producer) - What If Sam Wasn't the Bad Guy This Whole Time? (2020) ... (executive producer) - Let's Hurt Him (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Reckoning (2020) ... (executive producer) Show all 90 episodes
2014-2020
ProducerFor The People
(TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes) - A Choice Between Two Things (2019) ... (executive producer) - You Belong Here (2019) ... (executive producer) - One Big Happy Family (2019) ... (executive producer) - The Vast, Immovable Object (2019) ... (executive producer) - Minimum Continuing Legal Education (2019) ... (executive producer) Show all 17 episodes
2018-2019
ProducerScandal
(TV Series) (executive producer - 124 episodes) - Over a Cliff (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner) - Standing in the Sun (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner) - People Like Me (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner) - The Noise (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner) - The List (2018) ... (executive producer - showrunner) Show all 124 episodes
2012-2018
ProducerScandal: Gladiator Wanted
(TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes) - Exit Interview (2017) ... (executive producer) - By Dawn's Early Light (2017) ... (executive producer) - Goverments Fall (2017) ... (executive producer) - Induction (2017) ... (executive producer)
2017
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Post-Op
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes) - Debbie Allen (2017) ... (executive producer) - Krista Vernoff (2017) ... (executive producer) - Behind the Scenes - Part Two (2017) ... (executive producer) - Behind the Scenes - Part One (2017) ... (executive producer) - Loretta Devine and Michael O'Neill (2017) ... (executive producer)
2017
ProducerStill Star-Crossed
(TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes) - Something Wicked This Way Comes (2017) ... (executive producer) - Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here (2017) ... (executive producer) - Nature Hath Framed Strange Fellows in Her Time (2017) ... (executive producer) - Pluck Out the Heart of My Mystery (2017) ... (executive producer) - All the World's a Stage (2017) ... (executive producer) Show all 7 episodes
2017
ProducerThe Catch
(TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes) - The Mockingbird (2017) ... (executive producer) - The Cleaner (2017) ... (executive producer) - The Knock-Off (2017) ... (executive producer) - The Birthday Party (2017) ... (executive producer) - The Hard Drive (2017) ... (executive producer) Show all 20 episodes
2016-2017
ProducerAmerica Divided
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
2016
ProducerGilded Lilys
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2013
ProducerScandal: The Secret Is Out
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2013
ProducerPrivate Practice
(TV Series) (executive producer - 112 episodes) - In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (executive producer) - Full Release (2013) ... (executive producer) - Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (executive producer) - Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (executive producer) - I'm Fine (2012) ... (executive producer) Show all 112 episodes
2007-2013
ProducerOff the Map
(TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes) - There's Nothing to Fix (2011) ... (executive producer) - On the Mean Streets of San Miguel (2011) ... (executive producer) - A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... (executive producer) - Smile. Don't Kill Anyone. (2011) ... (executive producer) - Saved by the Great White Hope (2011) ... (executive producer)
2011
ProducerSeattle Grace: Message of Hope
(TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes) - The Sizzle (2010) ... (producer - produced by) - Award-Winning (2010) ... (producer - produced by) - Nerves (2010) ... (producer - produced by) - The Face (2010) ... (producer - produced by) - Take One (2010) ... (producer - produced by) Show all 6 episodes
2010
ProducerSeattle Grace: On Call
(TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 6 (2010) ... (producer) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 5 (2010) ... (producer) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 4 (2009) ... (producer) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 3 (2009) ... (producer) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 2 (2009) ... (producer) Show all 6 episodes
2009-2010
ProducerInside the Box
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2007
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts
(TV Special) (executive producer)
2007
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2006
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Under Pressure
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2006
ProducerGrey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2006
RoleTitleYear
WriterInventing Anna
(TV Mini-Series) (created by - 10 episodes) (post-production) - Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (creator) - Episode #1.10 ... (creator) - Episode #1.9 ... (creator) - Episode #1.8 ... (creator) - Episode #1.7 ... (creator) Show all 10 episodes
2021
WriterStation 19
(TV Series) (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by - 53 episodes) - Save Yourself (2021) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) - No One Is Alone (2021) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) - Make No Mistake, He's Mine (2021) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) - Learning to Fly (2021) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) - Train in Vain (2021) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) Show all 53 episodes
2018-2021
WriterGrey's Anatomy
(TV Series) (created by - 373 episodes, 2005 - 2021) (written by - 28 episodes, 2005 - 2015) - Breathe (2021) ... (creator) - In My Life (2021) ... (creator) - It's All Too Much (2021) ... (creator) - Helplessly Hoping (2021) ... (creator) - No Time for Despair (2020) ... (creator) Show all 373 episodes
WriterScandal
(TV Series) (created by - 124 episodes, 2012 - 2018) (written by - 15 episodes, 2012 - 2018) - Over a Cliff (2018) ... (creator) / (written by) - Standing in the Sun (2018) ... (creator) - People Like Me (2018) ... (creator) - The Noise (2018) ... (creator) - The List (2018) ... (creator) Show all 124 episodes
WriterGrey's Anatomy: B-Team
(TV Series) (characters - 6 episodes) - Six (2018) ... (characters - uncredited) - Five (2018) ... (characters - uncredited) - Four (2018) ... (characters - uncredited) - Three (2018) ... (characters - uncredited) - Two (2018) ... (characters - uncredited) Show all 6 episodes
2018
WriterScandal: Gladiator Wanted
(TV Series) (characters created by - 3 episodes) - Exit Interview (2017) ... (characters created by) - Goverments Fall (2017) ... (characters created by) - Induction (2017) ... (characters created by)
2017
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Post-Op
(TV Mini-Series) (creator - 4 episodes, 2017) (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by - 1 episode, 2017) - Debbie Allen (2017) ... (creator) - Krista Vernoff (2017) ... (creator) - Behind the Scenes - Part Two (2017) ... (based on 'Grey's Anatomy' created by) / (creator) - Alexandra Patsavas (2017) ... (creator)
WriterScandal: The Secret Is Out
(TV Movie) (creator)
2013
WriterPrivate Practice
(TV Series) (created by - 112 episodes, 2007 - 2013) (written by - 11 episodes, 2007 - 2013) - In Which We Say Goodbye (2013) ... (creator) / (written by) - Full Release (2013) ... (creator) - Good Fries Are Hard to Come By (2013) ... (creator) - Georgia on My Mind (2012) ... (creator) - I'm Fine (2012) ... (creator) Show all 112 episodes
WriterA corazón abierto
(TV Series) (story - 127 episodes) - Episode #1.138 (2012) ... (story) - Episode #1.137 (2012) ... (story) - Episode #1.136 (2012) ... (story) - Episode #1.135 (2012) ... (story) - Episode #1.134 (2012) ... (story) Show all 127 episodes
2011-2012
WriterOpen-Hearted
(TV Series) (story - 3 episodes) - Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (story) - Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (story) - Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (story)
2010
WriterSeattle Grace: Message of Hope
(TV Series) (created by - 3 episodes) - The Face (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) - Take One (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) - No Comment (2010) ... (creator - uncredited)
2010
WriterSeattle Grace: On Call
(TV Series) (characters - 6 episodes) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 6 (2010) ... (characters - uncredited) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 5 (2010) ... (characters - uncredited) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 4 (2009) ... (characters - uncredited) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 3 (2009) ... (characters - uncredited) - Seattle Grace: On Call Part 2 (2009) ... (characters - uncredited) Show all 6 episodes
2009-2010
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine
(TV Movie) (creator)
2007
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts
(TV Special) (creator)
2007
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart
(TV Movie) (creator)
2006
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Under Pressure
(TV Movie) (creator)
2006
WriterGrey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart
(TV Movie) (creator)
2006
WriterThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(screenplay) / (story)
2004
WriterCrossroads
(written by)
2002/I
WriterIntroducing Dorothy Dandridge
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1999
WriterBlossoms and Veils
(Short) (writer)
1998
RoleTitleYear
DirectorBlossoms and Veils
(Short)
1998
RoleTitleYear
ActressThe Mindy Project
(TV Series) Shonda Rhimes - The Devil Wears Lands' End (2014) ... Shonda Rhimes
2014
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewHank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
(Documentary) (research director)
1995
RoleTitleYear
ThanksProfessor Marston & the Wonder Women
(special thanks)
2017
ThanksPitch Perfect 2
(special thanks)
2015
ThanksThank God It's Thursday on ABC
(TV Movie) (thanks)
2014
ThanksScandal: The Secret Is Out
(TV Movie) (thanks)
2013
ThanksCome Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice
(TV Movie) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksGrey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine
(TV Movie) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksGrey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts
(TV Special) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksGrey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart
(TV Movie) (special thanks)
2006
ThanksGrey's Anatomy: Under Pressure
(TV Movie) (special thanks)
2006
ThanksGrey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart
(TV Movie) (special thanks)
2006
RoleTitleYear
SelfAccess Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Episode #25.80 (2020) ... Self - Episode #23.29 (2018) ... Self - Episode #21.229 (2017) ... Self - Episode #21.188 (2017) ... Self - Episode #21.187 (2017) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
2016-2020
SelfHollywood Insider
(TV Series) Self - A Tribute to Shonda Rhimes: How the Most Successful Showrunner Came into Power (2020) ... Self
2020
Self25th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame
(TV Special) Self
2020
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 9 October 2019 (2019) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 March 2017 (2017) ... Self
2017-2019
SelfExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #25.116 (2019) ... Self - Episode #23.292 (2017) ... Self - Episode #23.187 (2017) ... Self - Episode #22.138 (2016) ... Self
2016-2019
SelfThis Changes Everything
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfJimmy Kimmel Live!
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Cast of "Scandal"/Chaka Khan (2018) ... Self - Kerry Washington & Shonda Rhimes/Rob Gronkowski/Goo Goo Dolls (2016) ... Self - Guest - Shonda Rhimes/Dave Salmoni/Jill Scott (2015) ... Self - Guest - Behind the Scandalabra (2014) ... Self - Guest
2014-2018
SelfJeopardy!
(TV Series) Self - Video Clue Presenter - Episode #34.120 (2018) ... Self - Video Clue Presenter
2018
SelfCBS News Sunday Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode #40.17 (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode #37.58 (2017) ... Self - Episode #35.109 (2016) ... Self - Episode dated 25 January 2016 (2016) ... Self - Episode dated 3 September 2015 (2015) ... Self - Episode dated 12 May 2015 (2015) ... Self Show all 9 episodes
2007-2017
SelfLive with Kelly and Ryan
(TV Series) Self - Live's Do It Week - Day 1 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfCelebrity Page
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.177 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfBlack Girls Rock!
(TV Special) Self - Honoree
2016
SelfThe Insider
(TV Series) Self / Self - Producer - Episode #12.166 (2016) ... Self - Episode dated 11 December 2014 (2014) ... Self - Producer - Episode dated 14 August 2014 (2014) ... Self - Episode dated 7 August 2014 (2014) ... Self - Fourth of July Special (2014) ... Self Show all 6 episodes
2014-2016
SelfEssence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood
(TV Special) Self
2016
SelfThe 47th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2016
SelfFinding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
(TV Series documentary) Self - In Search of Freedom (2016) ... Self
2016
Self2015 NAB Television Luncheon
(TV Special) Self
2015
SelfSuper Soul Sunday
(TV Series) Self - Oprah and Shonda Rhimes (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
(TV Series) Self - Shonda Rhimes & GOP Candidates (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert
(TV Series) Self - Aziz Ansari/Shonda Rhimes/Bruce Campbell & Lucy Lawless (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 9 November 2015 (2015) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 18 September 2014 (2014) ... Self - Guest
2014-2015
SelfThe Ellen DeGeneres Show
(TV Series) Self - Justin Bieber/Shonda Rhimes/Aidan Xiong (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Women's List (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfMakers: Women Who Make America
(TV Series documentary) Self - Women in Hollywood (2014) ... Self
2014
SelfThank God It's Thursday on ABC
(TV Movie) Self
2014
SelfThe Writers' Room
(TV Series short) Self - Creator & Executive Producer - Scandal (2014) ... Self - Creator & Executive Producer
2014
Self44th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2013
SelfOprah Prime
(TV Series) Self - Kerry Washington & Shonda Rhimes (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfPrivate Practice: The Practice of Parenthood
(Video documentary short) Self
2012
SelfAmerica in Primetime
(TV Series documentary) Self - Creator, Grey's Anatomy - Man of the House (2011) ... Self - Creator, Grey's Anatomy - Independent Woman (2011) ... Self - Creator, Grey's Anatomy
2011
Self41st NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfThe Brian McKnight Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.10 (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfThe 40th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2009
Self39th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2008
Self38th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfThe 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Accepting Award
2007
SelfThe Oprah Winfrey Show
(TV Series) Self - On Location: Oprah on the Set of Grey's Anatomy (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfThe 4th Annual TV Land Awards
(TV Special) Self
2006
SelfABC News Nightline
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 20 March 2006 (2006) ... Self
2006
Self37th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2006
SelfTavis Smiley
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 28 March 2005 (2005) ... Self
2005
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Life Of The Party (2018) ... Self - Episode #37.111 (2018) ... Self
2018
Archive footageAccess Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Episode #22.36 (2017) ... Self
2017
Archive footageThe Insider
(TV Series) Self - Episode #13.294 (2017) ... Self
2017
Archive footageExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #22.16 (2015) ... Self
2015
Archive footageTeamStrick Advocacy Videos
(TV Series documentary) Self - 20 Years of RAINN: Hope RAINNs with KaDee Strickland (2014) ... Self
2014