Shonda Rhimes is an American author, director, producer, and television screenwriter. Her masterpieces include Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. She emerged as 18th highest paid writer in 2022 according to Forbes. She began her career in 1995 as research director on Hank Aaron : Chasing the dream.
Shonda Rhimes Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $150 M|
|Full Name Shonda Linn Rhimes|
|Birth Date 13 January 1970|
|Age 52 years|
|Birthplace Chicago. Illinois, U.S.A|
|Profession Author, Director, Producer and Television Screen Writer, .|
|Marital status Unmarried|
Shonda Rhimes Early Life
Shonda was born on 13 January 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. in the house of Vera P. who was a college professor and Ilee Rhimes, Jr who worked as administrator at university. She was youngest among her six siblings(two brothers and three sister). She received her early education from Marian Catholic High School, Chicago, Illinois. She opted for Film studies as her major and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1991.
Shonda Rhimes Career
Like most of the artists Shonda also had hard time finding some work initially. In 1995, she began her line of work as research director on Hank Aaron : Chasing the dream. In 1999, she penned starring Halle Berry. Shonda’s work “ Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’’ honored its star “Halle Berry’’ to be the first African American women to be nominee for best actress Oscar. In 2001 Britney spears made her debut in Shonda’s “Crossroads”. Subsequently she created Disney’s The Princess Diaries 1 & 2 (2001 & 2004) and Royal Engagement (2004). Shonda next eyed for TV series, where her first show didn’t make progress ahead of its pilot episode.
In 2005, she started her own production “shondaland” from where she took her quantum leap as “Grey’s Anatomy” a drama first screened in 2005, which highlights the profession of Surgeons. Then she spun “Private practice” and “Station-19” sequels of Grey’s Anatomy that surfaced from 2007 an 2018 respectively. In 2012, she gave another masterpiece in the form of TV series “Scandal” focusing on a political fixer, this series was wound up in 2018. From the platform of Shondaland another successful drama “How to Get Away with Murder” was produced (2014-20), spotlighting politics. In 2016, she also authored a book “Year of Yes : How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person”.
Afterwards, she produced “The Catch” (2016), “Still Star- Crossed” (2017) and “For The People” (2018). “Bridgerton” (2020) was debut of Shonda Rhimes after she inked a $150 million agreement with Netflix in 2017 for five years. In 2022 she set up “inventing Anna” a mini series.
Shonda Rhimes Family Life
Shonda Rhimes has never been married, however she is a mother of 3x girls. Harper Rhimes born in 2000 and Emerson Pearl Rhimes born in February 2012 are adopted, whereas the youngest Becket Rhimes born in September 2013 was conceived through surrogacy.
Shonda Rhimes Net Worth
Shonda Rhimes net worth is $150 million estimated in 2022. She owns several apartments in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills. In addition she has collection of luxurious and expensive cars.
Shonda Rhimes Body Features
|Height 5 ft 6 in|
|Weight 74 kg|
|Eye Color Dark Brown|
|Hair Color Black|