Shonda Rhimes bio, wiki , married, divorce, awards
Shonda Lynn Rhimes representing herself as a television producer and writer by profession. She is working as the creator, head writer, executive producer and showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, the medical drama television series and scandal, the political thriller series.
Rhimes has three daughters Harper, Emerson Pearl, and Beckett Rhimes, among them two were adopted and one was welcomed via gestational surrogacy.
Shonda Rhimes Early Life and Education
Born on 13th January 1970 in Chicago, Illinois as the daughter of Vera p. (Cain) and llee Rhimes, Her mother, who has also worked as an administrator earned a Ph.D. in educational administration. Her father holds an MBA degree and currently works at the University of Southern California as the chief information officer. Shonda.
Rhimes, who is the youngest among six siblings, had worked as a volunteer in a hospital during her high school. Rhimes said that she used to have an interest in storytelling which pushed her to work in television series.
Rhimes completed her high school from Marian Catholic High School, Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College with major English and film studies in 1991. Later on, she joined the University of Southern California to study screenwriting, where Debta Martin Chase hired her as an intern.
Shonda Rhimes Career as Producer and Writer
She also worked as an intern for Denzel Washington’s production company Mundy Lane Entertainment. Rhimes’ academic qualification is not limited here, she attended USC school of cinematic arts and earned a Master of Fine Arts there.
Being a topper of a class, Rhimes achieved the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship. Rhimes was honored with a doctorate and gave her speech at the commencement of her alma mater Dartmouth College.
Rhimes remained as an unemployed scriptwriter before she worked as an office administrator. Later on, she joined a center as a counselor and taught job skills to mentally ill and homeless people’s job skills. At the same time, she worked for Hank Aaron, Peabody Award-winning documentary, as research director.
Starring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Blossoms and Veils and Jeffery Wright were the short movies directed by Rhimes in 1998. Before Rhimes was assigned to co-write Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, acclaimed HBO movie in 1999, New Line Cinema purchased her script.
Halle Berry earned numerous awards from the movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Debut film of Britney Spears, pop singer, Crossroads was written by Rhimes in 2001. This movie earned a mouthwatering amount of $60 million throughout the world.
After huge success in film writing, Rhimes started to work for The Princess Diaries, Disney’s sequel movie, where she worked with star Julie Andrews. Rhimes first pilot written in 2003 was turned down by the network.
Shonda Rhimes Awards and Achievements
Rhimes bagged her first award, Writers Guild of America Award in 2005 for her New Series Grey’s Anatomy. She won the NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Drama Series for Grey’s Anatomy from 2006 to 2011 consecutively, except in 2010. Being nominated for three Emmy Awards, She has also won a Golden Globe award.
Despite having a fat body, Rhimes seems to have the perfect sense of new style and fashion. 46 years old versatile and hardworking personality brought a drastic change in her body after losing 117-lb weight. Having huge fans and followers in social networking site she represents herself as an icon for youth.
Shonda Rhimes Married, Children, Spouse, Boyfriend
Rhimes has three daughters Harper, Emerson Pearl, and Beckett Rhimes, among them two were adopted and one was welcomed via gestational surrogacy. Despite being faithful to her love, there are no any reports about her love affairs and divorce.
My super romantic boyfriend agreeing to comply with my “no flowers, no candy, no jewelry, Valentine’s Day is stupid” rule = he’s a keeper.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 14, 2014
Rimes loves to have such a partner with whom she can share philosophy or idea. Although she is unmarried she has an intimate companion most of the time.
Shonda Rhimes Income, Net Worth, Earning, Salary
Rhimes earns a huge sum of money in her career. She has produced several tv series where several of them are successfully hit. Being a writer, her several written films are successfully hit through which she receives a good sum of money as a salary.
Rhimes bought 6 bedrooms, 6 bathroom mansions which is occupied in 8,398 square foot which worth $8.8 million in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood in 2014. Additionally, She also has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms-8,292 square foot house which cost around $5.6 million in March 2010.
Moreover, She also owns 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms in 4,995 square foot which worth $1.66 million in 2007. In 2017 she had also bought 5 bedrooms, four bathrooms made in 4,859 square foot, 1920 brick house which she later sold for $4.599 million.
Being a producer, Shoda generated $2 billion in advertising revenue, syndication sales, and licensing for ABC. Also, she made a year from her deal with ABC which worth $10 million.
Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Shonda Rhimes’ current estimated worth is around $65 million. She is living a lavish life and enjoying every moment along with her children.