Shonda Rhimes

Biography: Although she is best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Rhimes is a versatile writer, who had already achieved a significant level of success before the show was conceived. Most notably, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for the HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. This TV movie was nominated for numerous awards and earned Halle Berry a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Actress in a Miniseries for her portrayal of Dandridge. Rhimes has also written the screenplays for several teen oriented films. These include Crossroads, starring Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana, and the Disney feature film Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, starring Julie Andrews.

A versatile talent, Rhimes served as research director on the documentary, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. This documentary was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award and won a Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award. Shonda attended Marian
Although she is best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Rhimes is a versatile writer, who had already achieved a significant level of success before the show was conceived. Most notably, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for the HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. This TV movie was nominated for numerous awards and earned Halle Berry a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Actress in a Miniseries for her portrayal of Dandridge. Rhimes has also written the screenplays for several teen oriented films. These include Crossroads, starring Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana, and the Disney feature film Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, starring Julie Andrews.

A versatile talent, Rhimes served as research director on the documentary, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. This documentary was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award and won a Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award.

Shonda attended Marian Catholic High School, Dartmouth College. In 1991, she graduated from Ivy League Dartmouth College in New Hampshire with a a BA in English Literature. While a student, she was active in the theater community, serving as director of the Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association. She later received her MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television, where she was awarded the prestigious and coveted Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship.
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Shonda Rhimes' Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 68 Grey's Anatomy: Season 5
Lowest Metascore: 44 Private Practice: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
9 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Scandal: Season 7 Oct 5, 2017 Writer 5.1
tbd The Catch: Season 2 Mar 9, 2017 Executive Producer 7.5
tbd Scandal: Season 6 Jan 26, 2017 Writer 6.9
59 The Catch: Season 1 Mar 24, 2016 Executive Producer 6.6
tbd Scandal: Season 5 Sep 24, 2015 Writer 7.9
68 How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 Sep 25, 2014 Executive Producer 7.7
tbd Scandal: Season 4 Sep 25, 2014 Writer 6.7
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 11 Sep 25, 2014 Writer 7.8
tbd The Writers' Room: Season 2 Apr 18, 2014 Herself - Creator & Executive Producer tbd
tbd Scandal: Season 3 Oct 3, 2013 Writer 7.4
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 9 Sep 27, 2012 Creator / Executive Producer 7.8
tbd Scandal: Season 2 Sep 27, 2012 Writer / Writer 7.9
tbd Private Practice: Season 6 Sep 25, 2012 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.7
64 Scandal: Season 1 Apr 5, 2012 Writer / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Writer 7.1
tbd Private Practice: Season 5 Sep 29, 2011 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 8 Sep 22, 2011 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.8
49 Off the Map: Season 1 Jan 12, 2011 Executive Producer 8.0
64 Grey's Anatomy: Season 7 Sep 23, 2010 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.8
tbd Private Practice: Season 4 Sep 23, 2010 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.9
tbd Private Practice: Season 3 Oct 1, 2009 Writer 8.1
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 6 Sep 24, 2009 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.1
44 Private Practice: Season 2 Oct 1, 2008 Writer / Self 7.6
68 Grey's Anatomy: Season 5 Sep 25, 2008 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 4 Sep 27, 2007 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.0
45 Private Practice: Season 1 Sep 26, 2007 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 3 Sep 21, 2006 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 2 Sep 25, 2005 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.3
62 Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 Mar 27, 2005 Writer / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.3