| Date of Birth :|| Jan 13th, 1970
| Age :||48 Years old
| Net Worth :||$ 120 million
Shonda Rhimes is a well proclaimed screenwriter, author and television producer who is well known for being the creator, writer, producer of the famous television medical drama on ABC, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and also the political thriller titled Scandal.
Rhimes has also worked as the television producer for ABC television series titled The catch, Off the Map and How to Get Away with Murder.
Shonda Rhimes was born as Shonda Lynn Rhimes on 13th January, 1970 at Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise, she is an African American. Her birth sign is Capricorn. She is the daughter of daughter of Vera P. (Cain) and Ilee Rhimes, Jr. Her father was a university administrator at University of Southern California and her mother is a college professor. She grew up with her two older brothers and three older sisters at University Park, Illinois.
She had an interest in story telling from a young age and she spent her time as a hospital volunteer during her high school days. She studied at the Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Then she joined Dartmouth College from where she graduated in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in English and film studies. She joined the Black Underground Theater Association when she was at Dartmouth.
Rhimes also wrote for the college newspaper during that time. After that she came to San Francisco to work at McCann Erickson. Then she went to Los Angeles to study Screenwriting at University of Southern California. During that time, she got hired as an intern by Debra Martin Chase. She got to her turning point when she was hired by Denzel Washington's production company named Mundy Lane Entertainment. She also graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in fine arts.
Shonda Rhimes worked as an office administrator and counselor after she finished her college.In 1995, She got an opportunity to enter the film industry by working as the research director of the movie Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. After 3 years, in 1998 she wrote and directed a movie named Blossoms and Veils. She worked on a couple of short movies during that time.
In 1999, she was hired to co-write the hit movie, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and then the script was purchased by New Line Cinema. She also wrote Crossroads in 2001, which was a debut film of Britney Spears. The movie earned over $60 million at the box office around the world. After that, she worked with star Julie Andrews to work on the Disney’s sequel movie, Princess Diaries.
The first big success of Shonda Rhimes was the television series Grey’s Anatomy.
She had written, created and produced this popular medical series. Then in 2007, Rhimes created the spin off series of Grey's Anatomy titled Private Practice. After that she has worked on various popular television series including off the map in 2011, Scandal in 2012 and How to get away with murder in 2014. Similarly, the catch is another production of Shondaland which is her Production company. Another series titled Still Star Crossed is to come in 2017.
Shonda Rhimes has won numerous awards in her career. She has been nominated for the Emmy twice and she has already bagged many awards including the Writers guild of America Award, NAACP Image award and Golden Globe award.
There are no reports of live affairs, boyfriend, husband or dating of Shonda Rhimes but it is known that she has adopted three daughters named Harper, Emerson Pearl and Beckett Rhimes. Two of the children were adopted and one child was born through gestational surrogacy. Rhimes is still not married so she is not divorced as well.
Physical features and net worth
At the age of 47 years, Shonda Rhimes is still healthy and energetic as ever. She had major issues with her weight but she worked hard to lose 117-lb weight and now she looks much better than before.
She received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Dartmouth College in 2014.
Shonda Rhimes is one of the richest and most successful Television producers in the industry. Her movies and television series have made millions of dollars. This is why the net worth of Shonda Rhimes is estimated to be around $ 120 million.
Wiki and facts
Information in detail about Shonda Rhimes is also available on Wikipedia and other websites in the internet. She is also active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Her Twitter handle is @shondarhimes in which she has over 1.45 million followers.