Shonda Rhimes is an American television producer and screenwriter known for creating popular ABC television series Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. In addition, she was also executive producer of the ABC television series Off the Map, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Catch. In 2017, She signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix to create Netflix original series.
Shonda Lynn Rhimes
Television Producer, Screenwriter, TV Writer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Shonda Rhimes was born on 13 January 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, United States
She is currently 48 years old.
Her ancestry is Afro-American.
Rhimes went to Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She then enrolled at Dartmouth College from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree majoring in English and film studies in 1991.
She moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled at the University of Southern California to study Screenwriting. She also holds a masters degree in Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
- Father – Vera P. Cain (University Administrator)
- Mother – Ilee Rhimes, Jr. (College Professor)
- Siblings – Sandie Rhimes (Older Sister), Carter Rhimes (Older Brother). Plus, she has two older sisters and one older brother.
Shonda Rhimes hasn’t dated anyone and married till date. She once told a magazine that, “Marriage isn’t for me.”
However, over the course of years, she adopted two daughters in June 2002 and February 2012. She had her third daughter via gestational surrogacy in September 2013.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 74 kg
- In Pounds – 163 lbs
- Measurements – 37-30-38
- Bust – 37 inches
- Waist – 30 inches
- Hip – 38 inches
- Bra Size – 34C
She wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 14 (US).
She hasn’t starred in any film to date.
In 1998, Shonda Rhimes worked as research director on the documentary, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. She then went on to direct a short film Blossoms and Veils, starring Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jeffrey Wright, which is her only directorial work till date.
Shonda Rhimes achieved worldwide fame with her television series Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal. She was the creator and executive producer of the series that aired on ABC.
Her endorsement credit includes Dove, Carolina Herrera, Foolies Clothings, Jimmy Choo, and America Girl.
Shonda Rhimes Favorites
- Favorite Food – Roast Chicken, Apple Pie
- Favorite Beverages – Dead Letter Office Shiraz, Sidecar Cocktail
- Favorite TV Shows – Orange is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Game of Thrones
- Favorite Movies – Star Wars, Argo
- Favorite Music – Duran Duran, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder
- Favorite Books – To Kill a Mockingbird, Columbine, The Kid, Little Women, The Stand
Celebrities – Mohammed Ali, Prince, Donna Summer
Shonda Rhimes Net worth
Rhimes’ net worth is estimated to be $120 million US dollars as of 2018. She has produced shy of a dozen television series with her production company Shondaland. Her production ventures include – Grey’s Anatomy (2005–present), Private Practice (2007–2013), Off the Map (2011), Scandal (2012–2018), How to Get Away with Murder (2014–present), The Catch (2016–2017), Still Star-Crossed (2017), For the People (2018) and Station 19 (2018).
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Shonda Rhimes Facts
Shonda received the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship from UFC for her outstanding performance in class.
After graduation, she did different jobs including scriptwriter, office administrator, and counsellor to make ends meet.
In 2007, Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 People Who Help Shape the World.
In 2014, Shonda Rhimes won the Directors Guild of America Award.
In 2015, she published her first book, a memoir, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person.
In 2016, Rhimes launched a series of online screenwriting lessons through MasterClass. Her lessons include creating characters, writing a pilot, pitching, and the writers’ room.
Rhimes has won 2 Emmy Awards, 5 NAACP Image Awards, 2 Writers Guild of America Awards and a Golden Globe.