Shonda Lynn Rhimes is a television producer and writer. She’s the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a Top 10 American television network series.
Ms. Rhimes is the creator, head writer and executive producer of the television series Grey's Anatomy, its spin-off Private Practice and the political thriller series Scandal. She’s also the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder.
Premiering on March 27, 2005, Grey's Anatomy is going into its 13th season in 2016. Scandal, which premiered on April 5, 2012, is now in it’s 5th season.
In March 2016, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey's Anatomy were respectively picked up for their sixth, third and thirteenth seasons, and will air during the 2016-2017 season.
Ms. Rhimes has won a Golden Globe award and was nominated for three Emmy Awards. She has also won awards from the Writer's Guild of America, Producer's Guild of America, and Director's Guild of America.
Ms. Rhimes is a graduate of Dartmouth College and USC School of Cinematic Arts.