Creator and Executive Producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal
Shonda Rhimes is the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a top-ten network series. For her work executive producing Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice, she has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for Outstanding Television Drama, multiple NAACP Image Awards, Television Producer of the Year from the Producers Guild of America, a Lucy Award for Excellence in Television from Women in Film, and a GLAAD Golden Gate Award. Additionally, she has received several Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Drama Series and Writing for a Drama Series. Rhimes has twice been included in TIME Magazine’s 100 list of the most influential people along with Fortune Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business," Variety’s “Power of Women” and Glamour Magazine's “Women of the Year.” In 2013, Rhimes was appointed by President Obama to serve as Trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Shonda holds a BA from Dartmouth College in English Literature with Creative Writing, and she received her MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television, where she was awarded the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship. She resides in Los Angeles with her three daughters.
Her first novel, Year of Yes, was published by Simon & Schuster in November 2015.