Shonda Rhimes Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Shonda Rhimes Biography
  • Name: Shonda Rhimes
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Screenwriter
  • Net Worth: US $100 Million
  • Status: Alive

Shonda Rhimes is an American award-winning screenwriter, television producer and author. She’s best know for the hit series Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal. Her book ‘Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person’ was publish in 2015. Shonda Lynn Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents Vera and Ilee Rhimes, Jr. were both educators. She is the youngest of 6 children. Rhimes attended Marian Catholic High School followed by Dartmouth College. She graduated with a BA degree in English literature and creative writing in 1991. She earned her MFA degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Prior to film school, Rhimes worked at the advertising agency ‘McCann Erickson’ in San Francisco. She interned at the production company, Mundy Lane Entertainment, during grad school. In 1995, Rhimes worked as a research director for the documentary film, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. Three years later she made and directed the short film Blossoms and Veils (1998) starring Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jeffrey Wright. Rhimes co-wrote the HBO film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), starring Halle Berry. Other early projects include Crossroads (2001) with Britney Spears, and The Princess Diaries 2 (2004) with Julie Andrews.

Rhimes is the creator and executive producer of the medical-drama series, Grey’s Anatomy. The show premiered on ABC on March 27, 2005. 13 seasons have been completed as of May 2017. The main cast include Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, James Pickens, Jr. and Chandra Wilson. The spin-off series ‘Private Practice’ ran from 2007 to 2013 for 6 seasons. Rhimes’ next big project for ABC was the political-thriller, Scandal. The show premiered on April 5, 2012 and stars Kerry Washington as “Olivia Pope”. Rhimes followed up with the drama series, How to Get Away with Murder (2014), starring Viola Davis. Other productions include The Catch (2016-17), and For the People (2017).

Rhimes has won multiple awards including 3 Emmy Awards, 5 NAACP Image Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She was dubbed one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Help Shape the World” in 2007. Her production company ‘ShondaLand’ was founded in 2005. Rhimes inked a multi-year deal with Netflix on August 14, 2017. Her future works will be released as Netflix Original.

Shonda Rhimes is about 5ft 4in tall and she’s of African-American ancestry. Her net worth is estimated at $100 million. She inked a multi-year deal with Netflix in August 2017. Rhimes has two adopted daughters, Emerson Pearl and Harper. She welcomed a third child, Beckett, via gestational surrogacy in September 2013.

Shonda Rhimes Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Shonda Rhimes Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Shonda Lynn Rhimes
  • Birthday: January 13, 1970
  • How Old : Age: 48 years old
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Screenwriter, Producer, Author
  • Years Active: 1995-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $100 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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